Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a possible result from mothers drinking during pregnancy, has flown under the radar for decades. Now new conservative estimates published in The Journal of the American Medical Association show that anywhere from 1.1 to 5 percent…
By Amna Nawaz, Lorna Baldwin
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
A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can’t interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions.
By Jessica Gresko, Associated Press
Republican-controlled states have passed hundreds of bills since 2011 restricting access to abortion while Democratic-led states have taken steps in the other direction.
By Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety.
By Jodi Frances Abbott, The Conversation
There are two medications that prevent preterm birth, the most common cause of perinatal death in the U.S. Poor black women aren’t getting either.
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 Catherine Caruso, STAT
A case report describes a baby born in 2016 who suffered repeat strep infections — which were then traced back to the placenta pills taken by mother.
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Aryanna, who was born in late January, and the other infants are now at the center of efforts by U.S. officials to monitor the lasting effects of the devastating outbreak, even as another dangerous mosquito season begins.
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