Societal pressures to 'bounce back' too quickly after pregnancy can lead to problems.
Staying cool is the best way pregnant women can beat the heat during extreme conditions.
Staying cool is the best way pregnant women can beat the heat during extreme conditions.
Lose a nipple? Sweat blue while pregnant? Misinformation is rampant on social media.
Lose a nipple? Sweat blue while pregnant? Misinformation is rampant on social media.
The new drug can help to alleviate crippling depression in as little as three days.
You don't have to live with postpartum sex pain. From lube to specialists, you have options.
Check out five ways to give your partner the help she needs in the weeks after delivery.
Stigma, withdrawal and a lack of support can lead to feelings of isolation.
Hormonal changes can affect postpartum skin. Here's how to best manage it.
Hormonal changes can affect postpartum skin. Here's how to best manage it.
A new study suggests people living on tree-lined streets are less likely to suffer PPD.
Although it’s a scary time, premature or sick babies have a team of helpers and many resources.
Although it’s a scary time, premature or sick babies have a team of helpers and many resources.
When your newborn is in intensive care, those first weeks and months are a different experience.
When your newborn is in intensive care, those first weeks and months are a different experience.
Working out after having a baby is beneficial, but how can you find the time and energy?
Working out after having a baby is beneficial, but how can you find the time and energy?
Your grief won't suddenly stop, but it's OK to feel hopeful about the future.
Feeling like you fall short of 'superparent' status? It might be more than just sadness.
Supporting a new mother's physical and emotional recovery after this major surgery is critical.
When feelings of joy after birth don't end, it is a problem. Hypomania is surprisingly common.
Here's a guide to navigating the 'fourth trimester' and keeping yourself and your baby healthy.
Here's a guide to navigating the 'fourth trimester' and keeping yourself and your baby healthy.
In a magazine interview, the reality TV star gives advice to new moms who may be struggling.
Take your time and follow the experts' advice to help yourself heal physically and emotionally.
Doctors recommend waiting some time before having intercourse again, so listen to your body.
The year after giving birth could include issues with both physical and mental health.
Are you balancing breastfeeding as a working parent? Then you need to know your rights.
An eight-week wellness course improves mothers' mental health in the long term.
An eight-week wellness course improves mothers' mental health in the long term.
Research finds participation in the supplemental nutrition plan is beneficial.
Some mothers face a dilemma with prolonged pregnancies.
Here's everything employees and employers need to know about the newly passed amendments.
Here's what parents can do to feed their children while production and accessibility ramp up.
France provides a journey of physical therapy for my pelvic floor.
Here are some ideas about what new parents actually want to receive during their recovery.
Some people believe the properties in breast milk could help heal minor cuts and other wounds.
The unexpected sources of this neurotoxin can impact you and your baby.
Even consuming less than the recommended limit of coffee is associated with shorter children.
It's more closely associated with mothers, but dads can feel the effects of PPD, too.
Painful breast tissue inflammation is affecting the actress, but mothers have treatment options.
Does your illness impact your maternal health? A good medical team can help.
Those uterine contractions while nursing does have a reason.
No one knows for sure if the toxin in Botox will pass to a baby who's nursing or not.
This specialist can provide vital support on your breastfeeding journey.
Your identity inevitably changes with motherhood, so how do you retain your sense of self?
Cytomegalovirus, a little-known but common virus, can risk the well-being of babies.
If you're a new mother and not using this great invention, here's how you are missing out.
Here's how you can feed your infant—and keep your nipples safe.
Hair loss after giving birth is scary, but the condition should gradually go away on its own.
The physical stress of going through labor can cause changes throughout your body.
Is it safe to take the Plan B pill, aka levonorgestrel, while breastfeeding a baby?
With this method of preservation, breast milk can last up to three years without refrigeration.
Has a loved one recently had a baby? It's time to dial up your stream of support.
Warning: Natural bodily functions may occur during labor.
Nourishing two babies comes with its own set of challenges, but these tips can help.
Socially marginalized women leave the hospital earlier after a cesarean birth, a study reports.
A lack of milk-producing glands and ducts isn't often diagnosed until after birth.
Currently in trials, this promising drug could be a game-changer for the respiratory illness.
Know when it's time to bust out the menstrual products again.
Preemies face unique health challenges, bringing stress to new parents. But you're not alone.
What you want to do with your baby's umbilical cord is something to consider before birth.
Here are five things your partner needs to hear—and five she doesn't—after giving birth.
Learn how to navigate the different state laws on nursing your baby outside your home.
Be gentle with yourself, mama. Don't fret about body image and find positive support.
Two of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths are under-discussed and need attention.
People of color are at higher risk for PPD, but face a disparity in treatment, research shows.
Does co-sleeping with your baby ruin your sex life?
Here's how to strike a balance between using breast milk and formula.
A difficult delivery can cause PTSD, but healing is possible with the right resources.
While COVID-19 likely exacerbated the risks, numbers have been rising since 2000.
The 'Birthing-Friendly' hospital designation is intended to reduce mortality rates.
Looking for ideas to support a new parent? We've got you covered.
Your prenatal care may include RhoGAM or Rhophylac injections to keep you and your baby healthy.
Just because you've given birth before doesn't mean pregnancy will come easy a second time.
This syndrome can cause deep sadness, anxiety and anger when breasts are stimulated.
This tightly wrapped fabric can make you feel comfortable and boost your self-esteem.
The practice is thought to diminish stress and increase bonding between parents and newborns.
This common scarring occurs as your body grows to accommodate your growing baby.
Focusing on losing weight while nursing can be harmful. The experts explain why.
PPD is a common but often isolating experience. Help from others can make all the difference.
PPD is surprisingly common in men, but it often goes undiagnosed.
Research has identified health benefits to induction, but it is not without risks.
The images in these parents' heads are terrifying, and professional help is vital.
There are some exceptions, however, so always talk to your doctor.
Postpartum time is stressful enough without worrying about setting a feeding schedule.
The bipartisan legislation would prevent the sale of these items that increase the risk of SIDS.
It's an occurrence known as superfetation and it's incredibly rare—but shockingly possible.
Two experts share which baby items are useful and which are a waste of money, or worse.
Having a baby helped me realize how much I needed my gender transition.
The symptoms of PPD can be debilitating both physically and mentally, so seek the help you need.
Baby tech is a $46 billion industry, but is it worth the expense it costs parents?
Mothers and infants bond in many ways, including through smell, scientists say.
There are many things to avoid during pregnancy. Making love isn't one of them.
Proposed legislation would provide breast pumps, supplies and lactation support to families.
Certain powdered infant formulas have resulted in 2 known deaths due to bacterial contamination.
The FDA has provided general guidelines for women to go over with their doctor.
When bladder muscles start to weaken, so does our control over urination.
If nursing your baby has left your boobs uneven, you're not alone.
Find out how to lessen the risk of this common complication and tips for a smooth recovery.
Giving birth is a miraculous experience, but how it leaves your skin isn't quite so special.
The condition can hit post-weaning rather than immediately after birth.
Boob jobs are fine for moms-to-be if you watch out for these potential complications.
The World Health Organization estimates up to 10,000 women develop this condition every year.
Research analyzing more than 51,000 pregnant people finds 'solid evidence' of the benefits.
Parents of young children may feel overwhelmed by the lack of personal space.
PFD interferes with quality of life and sexual enjoyment, but exercising correctly can help.
Infertility, pregnancy and postpartum life all have unique stressors, but help is available.
Often misdiagnosed, PGP can be debilitating for pregnant women—but there are solutions.
Research shows America will reap the benefits if it supports pregnant and postpartum women.
Cultural norms on bed-sharing differ across the globe, but how safe actually is the practice?
Doctors suggest six weeks before engaging in postnatal intercourse, but what's the reality?
If you keep getting up through the night, it may be time to check your pelvic floor.
While this aid can help your lactation experience, it's not a perfect solution for everyone.
Caring for a baby's sensitive epidermis can be stressful, but our experts are here to help.
Vice President Harris issues Call to Action to improve health outcomes for parents and infants.
These professionals can help get your baby sleeping through the night.
'If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power' is a gothic tale of pregnancy and identity.
Childbirth is difficult on the body and mind, but professional treatment can help with healing.
If you feel the urge to lick your baby, go ahead. It's a primal instinct that's relatively safe.
Your baby's needs must be met right this second, but you and your partner have needs, too.
Stitching a person too tight after tears from childbirth can happen on purpose or by accident.
While rare, this condition can have a devastating impact—but treatment is available.
Almost half of new moms stay home after maternity leave ends—and many feel they have no choice.
Buckling your newborn in properly can be lifesaving. Luckily, there are resources available.
If you think you know what to expect with your next bun in the oven, think again.
It's okay to imbibe a bit while breastfeeding—pumping and dumping isn’t the only solution.
'I'm really tired and not a superhuman, and this is really hard.'
The time it takes to physically heal after pregnancy loss can add to the emotional toll.
A new study shows the unique challenges it posed to new moms.
Choosing the best device for your milk production is a big decision. Here's what to know.
Your baby needs a lot of attention, but you deserve some, too.
This nutrient-rich golden liquid gives newborns natural protection in their first days of life.
If your stomach muscles separated significantly during pregnancy, recovery is possible.
Your step-by-step guide to finding the right person to record this very important day.
Those fluttering kick-like feelings are very real and can occur long after pregnancy.
As they seek more donations, official banks also stress the risks of informal sharing.
Studies show this technique lowers the risk of tearing and postpartum complications.
Doctors weigh in on the viral TikTok and the benefits of topical breast milk.
The McCord List creator faced health complications along with COVID-19 restrictions.
Seven women share their journeys through recovery and looking past birth expectations.
While booking a birth has become increasingly trendy, cesarean section is not without danger.
A recently enacted law offers free health checkups for newborns and families following birth.
Talk to your doctor about therapeutic interventions and lifestyle adjustments.
Policymakers hope the new law will help address the state's Black maternal mortality crisis.
A seasoned doula weighs in on the benefits of looking at options before you're actually in labor
More research is needed, but doctors say the data is real.
With more and more women delaying pregnancy, the American birth rate is at an all-time low.
Be more empowered in your decision if the doctor recommends a cesarean.
The amazing triumphs of supercrips go viral, but just getting through the day is special, too.
Keep these items on hand to manage tearing, bruising, sore nipples and other common troubles.
A doula serves as your advocate and guide during one of your most life-changing experiences.
The Jill of all trades in women’s care is often underestimated and misunderstood.
Whether you had a vaginal delivery or a C-section, your sex life may be impacted.
From position in the womb to method of delivery, fibroids can influence childbearing.
From smelling like soap to tasting metallic or turning pink, feeding time offers many surprises.
It’s a huge change for both parents, so you’ll need to support each other.
An emotional support professional can set the tone for a positive birth experience for women.
The rest new parents need is possible with these tried-and-true strategies.
The centuries-old profession is a critical part of the birthing process for many modern parents.
How to find a doula to empower and protect you for a successful birth.
Postpartum pelvic floor issues are common, but it is possible to regain control of your body.
Without treatment, duct ectasia can lead to mastitis. Home remedies may help.
So, you want to become a midwife? Be ready to burn the midnight oil.
Bringing a baby into the world can bring emotional upheaval. Here's how to support your partner.
Exercise is important when you're expecting, but some activities do more harm than good.
Taking care of your baby and taking care of yourself don't have to be mutually exclusive goals.
You'll hear a lot of tales about pregnancy and postpartum life. It's time to get the facts.
Raising a child when there’s no official playbook may be the greatest hurdle for parents.
It's normal to feel down sometimes when caring for a newborn. But at what point is it dangerous?
Yes, your body changes during and after pregnancy, but you may be blaming the wrong factors.
Post-delivery, it's easy to feel pressured to get back at it—but your partner will have to deal.
To protect your and your baby's health while breastfeeding, take action and be prepared.
Every woman’s experiences with pregnancy are different—including how they feel about sex.
Keeping nipples healthy during breastfeeding can prevent serious health complications.
Almost all mammals, except humans, eat their placenta after birth. Should we?
Here are some simple ways to take care of mastitis so you can continue breastfeeding your baby.
Postpartum depression can create rifts between partners and sever intimate bonds.
Ongoing depression during pregnancy and afterward is a common condition. Recognize the signs.
Exercising after giving birth can be important to your physical and mental well-being.
Through support and healthy adjustments, you’ll be more equipped for postpartum depression.
Breastfeeding is preferred in most cases, but for various reasons, not all mothers can do it.
There are critical steps to manage PPD, a serious condition that affects moms after childbirth.