Angela Garbes' Book Will Change How We Talk About Childbirth
The author of "Like a Mother" chats with Pacific Standard about childbirth, baby books, and the narratives excluded from the pregnancy conversation.
Our C-Section Rate Won't Budge—Is It Because We Don't Trust Women's Hormones?
An unprecedented new report looking at the biochemical mechanisms linked to birth and breastfeeding suggests that over-treatment in the delivery room is having lasting, harmful effects on both mothers and children.
How Much Is Enough Certainty to Make a Decision About Life or Death?
How much is enough certainty to make a decision about life or death, sickness or health?
What to Accept When You're Expecting: Emily Oster and Pregnancy
Do we need to be scaring pregnant women so much?
International Collaboration Takes Aim at Obstetric Fistula
Obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of childbirth that is both preventable and treatable, draws nongovernmental organizations and health care companies to pledge to fight it.
Benefits of the Daddy Brain
New research shows that fatherhood can make you a better man. While men don't endure the pangs of childbirth, studies show they get some of the same cognitive and physical benefits from their own altered biochemistry, which occurs once the baby arrives.