‘Pieces of a Woman’ Has Midwives Talking About That Birth Scene

Vanessa Kirby’s Oscar-nominated performance involves an extended sequence that these experts say gets some things right — and a few wrong.

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5 NYC Mayor’s Race Takeaways: Yang Drives the Bus, Republicans Joust

The Democratic candidates vowed to stop Zooming and get out more, and a rap video earned mixed reviews.

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Why Black Women Are Rejecting Hospitals in Search of Better Births

Some mothers are seeking alternatives, worried about Covid-19 and racial inequities in health care.

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How Food Traditions Nourish New Moms

Parents still turn to old recipes and customs for postpartum recovery.

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In Mexico, Midwives Step in as Covid Overshadows Childbirth

Midwives and doctors struggle to help women give birth safely during the grim days of the pandemic.

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‘Extreme Pain, but Also Extreme Joy’

We followed three providers as demand for their services rose.

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Black and Pregnant During Covid: ‘They Never Had Time to See Me’

Why being Black and giving birth in New York during the pandemic is so dangerous.

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Boom Time for Death Planning

The coronavirus pandemic has drawn new business to start-ups that provide end-of-life services, from estate planning to a final tweet.

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Her Virus Test Came Back Positive. 3 Hours Later, She Had a Baby.

The pandemic has reshaped the experience of childbirth in New York hospitals, adding more tension into what is an already uncertain event.

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Should You Fear the Coronavirus While Giving Birth in an NYC Hospital?

At this point, it’s safer than going elsewhere or giving birth at home.

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Fear of ‘Covid Hospitals’ Leads Women to Pursue Home Births

Midwives are seeing a surge in demand from pregnant women who want to deliver their babies at home or in birthing centers.

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