The company’s coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised.
He needed someone to cuddle him.
Can the “five S’s” used to calm fussy babies — swaddle, side or stomach position, shush, swing and suck — also help grown-ups snooze? A reporter finds out.
There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.
New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.
A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.
Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier?
In “American Baby,” Gabrielle Glaser unravels family secrets and considers the motivations that wove them into American life in the first place.
The expectant parents spend weeks deciding on their new baby’s name. Then the grandparents weigh in.
They’re searching the heavens, and through family history, for strong monikers in a pandemic.
Color-code their clothing. Paint nail polish onto a single toe. Treat them as the individuals they are.
It’s been a rough year. Let’s celebrate the little wins.
The birth of Molly Gibson using an embryo from 1992 broke a record set by her sister, Emma, in 2017. The embryos were donated when the girls’ mother was herself a toddler.
For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.
I was my son’s only parent and our bond was strong. Now, I’m worried my daughter and I won’t have that connection.
Women told officials they had been pulled from a Sydney-bound flight in Doha, strip-searched and examined to see if they had recently given birth after an abandoned newborn was found in an airport bathroom.
Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.
Without preschool and playgroups, the youngest children are missing out on important educational opportunities.
Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.
I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.
Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.
“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.” She said she and her husband had decided to call the infant Jack.
How masks and distancing may affect emotional development.
The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.
PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Several parties, meant to mark a milestone in the journey of pregnancy, have resulted in devastation. Is it time to temper the spectacle, or embrace the celebratory spirit?
Take the time to select the right clinician for your family. Trust us, it’s more important than picking the perfect stroller. Here are some tips to help you get started.
A plan would set aside money at birth for children in most families, giving them a financial lift when they reach 18 and enter adulthood.
The pandemic has resulted in fewer resources for breastfeeding women, but experts say it’s still crucial to seek guidance.
A palliative care doctor on finding a “good death” for children in the worst situations.
Why being Black and giving birth in New York during the pandemic is so dangerous.
Over 56 million families have lost income since March 13, and diaper banks are straining to fill the need.
Scientists have long studied play to gain insights into the developing human mind.
Researchers said the case strongly suggests that Covid-19 can be transmitted in utero. Both the mother and baby have recovered.
Parents often worry older siblings will feel less loved.
Those bonds forged when you have babies don’t always last.
Individual choices matter, but public policies are more important.
Eleven foreign couples, previously barred by coronavirus restrictions, have entered the country to meet their newborns. But births are still outpacing pickups.
Magnolia Earl, a 1-year-old from California, was selected from among more than 327,000 entrants to represent Gerber in marketing campaigns.
A photojournalist captured the lives of four women who chose to become mothers on their own.
How pregnancy and parenthood kick neurological development into high gear.
The Mosiers flew to India in March to pick up their daughter. The country locked down before they could leave.
Telemedicine is teaching us new ways to communicate with our patients.
The shift from in-person visits to telehealth appointments could be here to stay.
On affirming life, in all its uncertainty and suffering.