Hypertension Forced Me to Have My Baby Preterm. There Were No Warning Signs.

Being 42 years old, I knew I was at a higher risk for pregnancy complications, but this came out of nowhere and turned my world upside down

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Clinically Speaking: Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider About Preterm Birth

1 baby in 10 is born too soon in the U.S. each year. Is your baby at risk?

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Iron Deficiency Anemia Can Cause Serious Problems for Pregnant Moms and Their Babies

This common condition can lead to postpartum depression and development problems in children if left untreated

Your Body

When Postpartum Depression Hit, I Heard Only the Lies My Depression Told Me

As a pharmacist, I understand medications for depression but I still believed I was too defective for medicine to fix

Real Women, Real Stories

Trying to Avoid Racist Health Care, Black Women Seek out Black Obstetricians

In addition to shared culture and values, a Black physician can offer Black patients a sense of safety, validation and trust

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Why the FDA Is Warning Pregnant Women Not to Use Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

Here's what you need to know about the new warning against nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Pregnancy During a Pandemic: the Stress of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women and New Mothers Is Showing

The pandemic has dramatically changed the pregnancy experience and the U.S. may have 500,000 fewer births as a result.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Black Women Turn to Midwives to Avoid COVID and ‘Feel Cared For’

Fear of the pandemic and historically poor outcomes for Black women giving birth in hospitals is fuelling a demand for home births.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Closing the Racial Gap in Breastfeeding

More Black mothers are choosing to breastfeed and changing the narrative around breastfeeding in the Black community.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

New Moms & Babies Are Leaving Maternity Wards Earlier Than Usual Due to Coronavirus

Here's what you need to know about the COVID-19 pandemic causing moms and newborns to leave the maternity ward earlier than usual.

Your Health

Infant Feeding Choices: What Parents Are Saying

If you’ve ever felt judged by any of your parenting choices, you’re not alone. Read what 1,202 mothers and caregivers had to say during a recent survey.

Your Health

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Major insurer cuts payments for breast pumps, which may increase patient costs and drive some new moms from breastfeeding their infants.

Policy

For the Babies of the Opioid Crisis, the Best Care May Be Mom’s Recovery

Children exposed to opioids during pregnancy have certain early and late challenges, and helping their Moms may be the best medicine for them and helping with the consequences of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Medication Safety

Drowning in New Motherhood: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

You know that nightmare about giving a speech in your underwear? That’s basically what sharing this story about my journey with postpartum depression and anxiety is like for me.

Pregnancy & Postpartum