The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.
Memorably depicted in his father’s books, he struggled with drug addiction through a life that put him close to a notorious murder and came to an end in a family tragedy.
In an ambitious cross-cultural study, researchers found that adults around the world speak and sing to babies in similar ways.
Health officials warn that this common, but little-known, virus can pose a lethal threat to infants.
Beijing is giving incentives to stem a demographic crisis, but its control over childbirth and its suppression of women’s rights are making it difficult for some aspiring parents to start a family.
Especially in hard cases like ectopic pregnancy. we can offer more love and material support to mothers and children.
Two women share their adoption stories — one a daughter, and the other a mother.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging doctors to have “nonjudgmental conversations” with families about their feeding choices.
Joy over the births turned to shock and grief after a blaze swept through a neonatal ward at a hospital in Senegal. “There’s nothing we can do but suffer,” said a man who lost his grandson.
It’s an invention that has saved babies’ lives and given mothers their own lives back. Why are women being shamed for using it?
The study could pave the way for newborn screening — but the results still need to be corroborated by further research.
The current crisis has exacerbated an already emotionally charged health care issue in the U.S.
Readers, including those who had abortions, an “unwanted fetus” and an obstetrician, recall how girls and women dealt with unplanned pregnancies pre-Roe.
Where to look for baby formula, how much to keep on hand when you find it, and how to ride out the crisis.
Amid a nationwide formula shortage, some parents are D.I.Y.-ing recipes. But pediatricians strongly advise against it.
There’s a human toll to misinformation.
After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.
Ukraine’s booming surrogacy business has become a logistical and ethical mess — and hell for the women at the center.
The agency cites concerns that some manufacturers’ claims about test performance “may not be supported with sound scientific evidence.”
As artillery shells fall, pregnant women are delivering prematurely, being shuttled in and out of bomb shelters or having babies in basements without even a midwife to help. Tens of thousands more are displaced.
India makes many of the world’s drugs, but treatments for rare diseases like spinal muscular atrophy are imported and prohibitively costly. In desperation, parents are raising funds on social media.
The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.
As the maternal mortality rate surged during the pandemic, Niulquie McKinney, a doula and midwife, turned her attention to the most vulnerable mothers-to-be.
Readers discuss both the challenges and the joys of raising children with disabilities.
Up close and personal with work-from-home parents — and their unruly new colleagues.
Parents are worried, but experts say you can still keep your baby fed and nourished.
The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit.
Mushie & Co, a baby goods store, announced a voluntary recall of its FRIGG pacifier after more than 200 reports that the pacifier’s silicone nipple detached from its base.
The false positives aren’t mentioned in the brochures for these blood screenings, which are sold by some of the biggest labs in the country.
Expectant parents have keenly felt the inconvenience of global shipping delays caused by the pandemic. With a baby due, “it’s a different ballgame.”
An inexpensive blood test can warn couples if they face one in four odds of having a baby with the disease. No one ever told Lametra Scott and Rickey Buggs about it.
Routine use of a more advanced screening method turns a low-cost procedure into a pricier one.
Readers offer personal stories to challenge the justice’s suggestion that adoption is a good alternative.
There’s not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question, but here are several things to consider before buying your child their own electronic device.
After struggling with anorexia and bulimia for more than 20 years, the last thing I want is technology that further estranges me from my body.
Doctors in Texas say they cannot head off life-threatening medical crises in pregnant women if abortions cannot be offered or even discussed.
This shouldn’t happen in a wealthy nation.
A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates prenatal marijuana use can impact children’s development and behavior.
Family leave should be a right, not a privilege.
As an expectant dad with cerebral palsy I tried to prepare, but a delivery emergency gave me a crash course.
Doctors recommend them before, during and even after a pregnancy. But regulation is spotty and finding the right pill can be hard.
Experts strongly agree that the shots benefit the mother as well as the fetus.
Pregnant women should get a Covid-19 vaccine.
A police bulletin seeking information on a man recorded shoplifting packages of diapers drew fresh attention to a continuing crisis of access to the product, according to the National Diaper Bank Network.
In communities like the one I grew up in, nannies are a rarity, but a ‘village’ of neighbors and relatives can be counted on to pitch in with child care.
Physicians are raising awareness of the reproductive toll that work stress, long hours, sleep deprivation and years of training can exact.
Most of the popular legends are more myth than fact, but there are a couple of interesting exceptions.
Respiratory syncytial virus is showing an unusual summer surge.
Many men struggle with mental health after becoming fathers. But stigma and societal norms keep them from getting help.