More women in America die from pregnancy-related complications than in any other developed country in the world, and black women are most affected. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on one clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, where midwives are working to facilitate…
By Lauren Knapp, Saskia de Melker
Twenty-four hours after giving birth to her son, Jessica Inholt was separated from him. Now, raising him is a family affair.
By Megan Thompson
With the number of incarcerated women — and the cost of imprisoning them — on the rise in some states, the programs are drawing new attention.
By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
Doctors and nurses have worked hard to reduce the U.S. infant mortality rate, and yet there’s been a rise in maternal mortality in recent decades, a trend that is less understood. Judy Woodruff sits down with Renee Montagne of NPR…
By PBS NewsHour
By Corinne Segal
When it comes to motherhood and work, everyone has an opinion. But for photographer Alice Proujansky, working moms' stories speak for themselves.
By PBS NewsHour
A rapidly expanding medical program for low-income first-time mothers combines social services with the latest in brain science. The Nurse-Family Partnership provides in-home advice on health and parenting, which can lead to improved cognitive development and language skills for their…
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
A team of researchers at North Carolina State University published a study challenging the idea that home-cooked meals are ultimately “better” for the family as a whole.
By Larisa Epatko
Finland is the best country to be a mother, according to Save the Children’s 15th annual ranking released Monday, while Somalia comes in last. The United States hovers at 31 -- about the same as last year -- but is…
More than one million babies a year die on the day they are born according to a new report released by the international nonprofit Save the Children. The report ranks 186 countries based on the chances a baby will survive…
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