maternity

Weed

Does Weed Actually Work for Period Cramps?

Menstrual pain could soon be a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana.
Nicole Wetsman
4.18.18
Asking for a friend

How Long Can I Delay Pregnancy And Still Remain Fertile?

You probably have longer than you think.
Nick Keppler
2.6.18
japan

The World's Best Hospital Food Is in a Japanese Maternity Ward

A series of viral photos from a new mom suggests hospital food in Japan is pretty damn incredible.
Mayukh Sen
10.13.17
maternity

Women in Rural Counties Are Losing Access to Maternal Care

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization in the US, but a new study highlights the diminishing access to obstetric services in rural areas, especially for black women and lower-income households.
Kimberly Lawson
9.6.17
Photography

The Emotional Work of Photographing Stillborn Babies

Marion Hogl photographs miscarried and stillborn infants in order to give parents a last keepsake of their child. It’s a job that oscillates between profound grief and gratitude.
Barbara Kreuzpointner
6.5.17
Pregnancy

Walmart Discriminated Against Thousands of Pregnant Women, Lawsuit Alleges

"No one should have to choose between her job and the health of her pregnancy."
Kimberly Lawson
5.15.17
Health

Common Drugs That Treat UTIs Linked to Increased Risk for Miscarriages

A new study found that use of certain antibiotics, including those commonly used to treat vaginal or urinary tract infections, during early pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion.
Kimberly Lawson
5.1.17
brb getting my tubes tied

Trump’s Pick for Medicare and Medicaid Wants to Cut Mandatory Maternity Coverage

Seema Verma raised some eyebrows in her nomination hearing, but her comments were likely just a glimpse of what’s to come for women’s healthcare.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.27.17
Life Inside

How Drug Court Saved Me and My Baby

In my case, the system actually worked.
Abby Frutchey
1.20.17
brazil

Brazil’s Women Are Pushing Back Against Rampant C-Sections

Brazil has become a C-section capital of the world—a lucrative trend for doctors. But women are demanding the right to vaginal births.
Marina Lopes
12.7.16
News

The Story Behind the Teen Mom Arrested with a Dead Baby in Her Bag

When she was 17, Tiona Rodriguez was arrested for allegedly shoplifting at Victoria's Secret, and cops quickly discovered her third child's corpse in her bag. Now she's facing life in prison in a case that may rest on shaky science.
Sonja Sharp
9.28.16
Health

Catholic Hospitals Are Still Denying Women Pregnancy-Related Care for 'Moral Reasons'

Now, the ACLU is suing healthcare giant Dignity Health for denying women tubal ligations and other contraceptive care.
Peter Holslin
5.3.16
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