Why is it so difficult and painful for human females to give birth
Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, continue to harm women and families. Women are at greater risk for OUD because of biologic differences, and women also have higher rates of chronic pain.
A leading group of U.S. pediatricians is encouraging parents to donate to public cord blood banks after the birth of their children.
Two cases in Arizona and one in Texas highlight a little-known danger of "water births" at home.
Women who obtain good pain relief during labor may have to worry less about postpartum depression later, new research suggests.
A home birth can be a safe and natural way to give birth, but you need to discuss it with your partner, make sure you're a good candidate and be prepared.
The U.S.'s leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists is warning against a new trend where babies born by C-section are "seeded" via cotton swabs with vaginal microbes from the mother.
Women are routinely prescribed more opioid painkillers than they need after c-sections.
Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.
Though Serena Williams commands the tennis court with ease when she plays, life-threatening complications following the birth of her daughter sidelined her for six weeks.
How much pain a woman feels after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests.
Breastfeeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery.
Infants delivered by cesarean section may face a higher risk of becoming obese, a new study suggests. These babies had a 15 percent higher risk of becoming obese in childhood, compared with those born vaginally.