Psychology researchers are interested in what makes a hero. Turns out many mothers tick off those same boxes by fulfilling a range of needs for their offspring.
By Scott T. Allison, The Conversation
When she went back to work one day after having her second child, author Amy Westervelt realized America’s policies towards mothers need to be fixed. In "Forget Having It All: How America Messed Up Motherhood - and How to Fix…
By Megan Thompson
It took just 10 minutes to flip a switch in Ariel Levy’s body and mind to make her into a mother. The journalist was on her final major overseas reporting trip, in rural Mongolia, when her pregnancy ended prematurely and…
By PBS NewsHour
There's new evidence that postpartum depression is more common than previously believed, according to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, which calls for women to be screened during pregnancy and again after giving birth. William Brangham discusses the recommendations with…
By PBS NewsHour
By Laura Santhanam
More highly educated women are opting to become mothers, marking a shift in attitudes about work-life balance compared to just 20 years ago, new research suggests.
Four months isn’t enough time for new moms to recover from the exhaustion of having a kid, a new study published in PLOSone reports.
By Vic Pasquantonio
According to Pew Research Center, in 2008, less than 10 percent of births were to teen mothers, while 14 percent of births were to women 35 and older. That same year, about 8,000 babies were born to women 45 or…
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