The author of "Like a Mother" chats with Pacific Standard about childbirth, baby books, and the narratives excluded from the pregnancy conversation.
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, sickness or health?
Do we need to be scaring pregnant women so much?
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.
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.