Women in Labor Can’t Hold In Their Babies. Nurses Tell Them To Do It Anyway
Mothers in labor are often asked to delay birth to accommodate doctors’ schedules. In many cases, it can have harmful consequences.
Why Did the Trump Administration Oppose a Global Breastfeeding Initiative?
Government delegates thought the resolution would pass without a hitch before U.S. officials reportedly threatened at least one country with sanctions if they didn't remove pro-breastfeeding language.
New Bill Could Help Save Black Mothers' Lives
“Starting or growing your family shouldn’t mean putting your life at risk."
What Serena Williams's Birth Story Says About Racism in Health Care
Institutionalized sexism and racism put black women's lives at risk, say maternal health and racial justice advocates.
Trump’s Massive Expansion of the Global Gag Rule Will Kill Women, Advocates Warn
The global gag rule forbids foreign NGOs that receive US funding from even speaking about abortion—and Trump just expanded it substantially. Millions of women could suffer and die as a result, reproductive rights organizations say.
Pregnant Women in Rural Pakistan Have an Unusual New Ally: Voicemail
Toronto hackers made a service that could save lives in rural Pakistan.