On long wooden benches in the waiting room of a maternal health clinic in the first arrondissement of Libreville, Gabon, young girls sit side by side. They are all students, aged 16 to 25. Some are waiting for prenatal checkups, others cradle their newborns.
Emelie Eriksson has a bond with her son that hardly seems possible: She and her son were born from the same womb.
Women over the age of 34 face difficulty getting pregnant, according to analysis in a report released by the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Health Promotion Administration.1 Comment
Multivitamins and mineral supplements in pregnancy are an "unnecessary expense" with no proven benefits for most well-nourished women or their babies, said a review of science data Tuesday.
Eating lots of potatoes -- especially fries or chips -- is linked to a higher risk for women of developing a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, a study said Wednesday.
The biggest study ever of women who had ovarian tissue removed, frozen and transplanted suggests the experimental technique is safe and can help about one third of them to have babies.
Better techniques and policies have given children born from artificial fertilisation a much better chance of survival and good health, a Scandinavian study said Wednesday.
Pope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice "responsible parenting."
Sita Pariyar had barely recovered from childbirth when her uterus slipped out of her body, making her one of hundreds of thousands of Nepalese women struck by a debilitating reproductive condition.
U.S. obstetricians are being told to show more patience in the delivery room.