Psychology | Parenting and Kids

First-time parents over 35 are more common, but is health care keeping up?

A growing share of people are getting pregnant in their late 20s, 30s and even 40s. But it’s unclear whether the United States is prepared — medically or socially — to care for older first-time parents.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The facts about abortion and mental health

Scientific research from around the world shows having an abortion is not linked to mental health issues but restricting access is.

Psychology | Psychology


Abortion, the medical or surgical termination of a pregnancy, is one of the oldest, most common, and most controversial medical procedures.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The Age of the Unique Baby Name - The Atlantic

Parents used to want kids to fit in. Now they want them to stand out.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Baby Tech: 9 Israeli Innovations Reinventing Pregnancy And Infant Care

From at-home scans and breastmilk kits, to using AI for IVF, Israeli companies are offering vital services to new and expecting parents, and caregivers.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startup Offers At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasounds With Handheld Device

The PulseNmore telemedicine device allows pregnant women to perform ultrasound scans without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Long Periods Of Stress Can Alter Sperm, Impact Brain Development Of Baby - Study Finds

Researchers say a recent study shows a biological mechanism that allows stress to alter sperm and impact the brain development of the next generation.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How About Some Good News? Coronavirus Can't Be Passed From Mom To Newborn, Study Finds

Chinese researchers believe that the novel coronavirus is not transferrable from pregnant mothers to newborns at birth, a new study finds.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Smoking may trigger diabetes in pregnant women, Israeli/American study finds

Gestational diabetes leads to complications for mother and child; 'ideally, women should quit smoking before they try to become pregnant,' Hebrew University researcher says

Family & Parenting | Parenting

10 Weird Things That Happen When You Bring Baby Home From The Hospital, According To Moms

You've had a baby. Congratulations! Your life will never be the same. No really, like never. As a mother of two, I can tell you that every day is an adventure. That's the word us veterans say to the rookies because "adventure" sounds better than

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Amazing Sleep Pillow Supports Knees, Back, and Hips to Alleviate Pain

We have a passion for simple, comfortable living while being focused on sustainable and earth-friendly practices.

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

Fertility Impacted by Male Depression

Struggling to conceive can be a distressing process for prospective parents, but new research indicates that it may be important for the men in these relationships to keep a positive mindset.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli study: Pregnancy over 50 not a greater risk than during 40s | The Times of Israel

BGU researchers cite technological developments in recent decades for women's ability to give birth at more advanced stage: 'It seems that 50 is the new 40'

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Regulators Approve a New Drug That Could Be a Game-Changer For Postpartum Depression

Federal regulators have just given the green light to a second new kind of antidepressant this month, after decades of little progress combating the disease.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Air Pollution May Increase Risk Of Autism In Children By 78 Percent - Study Finds

As scientists begin to delve more deeply into the effects of air pollution on very young children, they've unearthed an alarming statistic: exposure to fine pollution particles may increase the risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by

Health & Fitness | Health News

Posture and Pregnancy: A Report | Gokhale Method Institute

During my first pregnancy in 2011–12 I had — compared with other women — only a little trouble; I felt relatively fit. At the time, the occasional pain in my lower back and my permanent shoulder/ neck pain seemed normal because I had suffered them s

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Common Chemicals In Beauty Products Alter Women's Hormone Levels - Study Finds

FAIRFAX, Va. — Women who go heavy on the makeup may want to consider going for a more natural look. A new study finds that chemicals found in many beauty products are linked to changes in hormones. Researchers from George Mason University urge women to

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Women struggling to get pregnant may have a safer option after this ‘big breakthrough’

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and the Center for Human Reproduction say they have grown a human egg to full maturity for the first time, offering a less risky fertilization option for some women struggling to get pregnant.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Are C-Sections Contributing to Autism?

Studies have found a link between C-sections and autism; one study found that children born by C-section had a 21 percent higher risk for developing autism.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Don’t Hate Your Husband: Advice for New Mothers

The first years of parenthood are tough on couples. A few survival tips.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Bob Ross was the inspiration behind this couple's hilarious pregnancy announcement

Beyoncé might have given us the best pregnancy announcement of 2017, but this couple comes in pretty close with a tribute to everyone's favorite public television painter: Bob Ross.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Fish oil pills for pregnant moms may cut asthma risk in kids

Children whose moms took high doses of fish oil during their last three months of pregnancy were less likely to develop chronic wheezing problems or asthma by age 5, finds a study that suggests a possible way to help prevent this growing problem.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

You Asked: What Causes a Miscarriage?

A lot of factors can contribute to a miscarriage, but you probably can't control any of them.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to kids' behavioral problems

Acetaminophen, long the mainstay of a pregnant woman’s pain-relief arsenal, has been linked to behavioral problems in children born to mothers who used it during pregnancy.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Ivanka Trump's parental-leave policy - Business Insider

Third-time mom Ivanka Trump talks parental leave and flexible work schedules for new parents.

News | News Items

CDC warns pregnant women to avoid Miami areas amid mounting Zika cases

Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared infected through mosquito b

News | News Items

C.D.C. Offers Guidelines for Delaying Pregnancy After Zika Exposure

Women who have tested positive for the virus or had symptoms should wait at least eight weeks before trying to get pregnant, the agency said.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Women in a new study who took antidepressants during their second and third trimesters of pregnancy showed an 87 percent increased risk of having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, compared with women who did not take medications for depression whi

Psychology | Relationships

What I Wish I Knew Before I Delivered My Stillborn Son

When the doctor confirmed my worst suspicions and slowly helped me up from the exam table, I asked, "What happens now? Do I need to have a D&C?" He shook his head no. "You'll need to deliver." With those words, I was transported in

Health & Fitness | Health Articles

Gestational Diabetes May Impact Child's Autism Risk - MPR

In a study published in JAMA, intrauterine exposure to gestational diabetes by 26 weeks was linked to a risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Earlier

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Everyone knows that pregnant women develop strange cravings as well as sudden, specific aversions. They want pickles and peanut butter, but don’t you dare get that ham sandwich near them....

Family & Parenting | Parenting

10 Big Misconceptions About Pregnancy | Mental Floss

Elliott Morgan discusses some common pregnancy myths.