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

RSV: It Can Happen to You

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, affects most kids under age 2 and may be no more serious than a cold. But for some babies, especially premature ones, it can be deadly.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Overcoming the Fear of Having Another Baby After Postpartum Depression

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s now how my story ends.

Real Women, Real Stories

Living With Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Isn’t the End

I watched other new moms bonding with their infants saying it was the best thing that ever happened to them. To me it felt like the worst. But that’s not how my story ends.

Real Women, Real Stories

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.

Your Health

Don't Name Your Baby That (and Other Things You Shouldn't Say)

When someone tells you the baby names they're considering, don't react with horror or advice. Just keep smiling.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Just Gaze Into Your Baby's Eyes

Eye contact between parents and their infants has many benefits. A new study shows it actually helps synchronize their brain waves.

Pregnancy & Postpartum

Breastfeeding Problems and How to Solve Them

Not all moms and babies get the hang of breastfeeding right away. Here are some potential breastfeeding problems you may encounter and some solutions.

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