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By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
A group of mothers whose children were murdered are taking their tragic stories to inmates imprisoned for committing violent crimes. The perspective shared by Mothers with a Message encourages prisoners, some of whom will never be released, to understand the…
By Maya Trabulsi, KPBS
There are nearly 4 million undergraduate students who are raising children, representing 22 percent of all students attending U.S. colleges. Yet only about 8 percent of single mothers in college will obtain associate's or bachelor's degrees within six years, while…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
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
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 Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
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 PBS NewsHour
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 Corinne Segal
When it comes to motherhood and work, everyone has an opinion. But for photographer Alice Proujansky, working moms' stories speak for themselves.
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…
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