Pregnancy covers the life stage period from conception to birth. Learn about the changes that take place during this time, what to do to stay healthy, and how to help prevent complications during pregnancy.
The Shocking Story of Lina Medina, Who Gave Birth at Age 5
You Can Get Pregnant When You're Already Pregnant
Can you get pregnant after having gonorrhea?
10 Diet Tips for Pregnant Women
Benefits of Folic Acid During Pregnancy
Choosing the Proper Pregnancy Diet
How Unregulated Sperm Donation Leads to 'Fertility Fraud'
Is a Woman More Likely to Get Pregnant Naturally After Adoption or IVF?
Men's Sperm Count Down Significantly, Study Finds
What Do Babies See Before Birth?
Fetal Lambs in 'Biobags' Show Promise for Artificial Human Wombs
Survival Rate Improving for Extremely Preterm Babies
I Had a Baby During the Pandemic and This Is What Happened
How Doulas Work
More C-Sections Complicate Human Ability to Give Birth, Study Suggests
New Dads Deal With Postpartum Depression, Too
Why Would Anyone Eat Their Placenta?
Can you get a tattoo if you're breast-feeding?
What Is an Ectopic Pregnancy?
Chickenpox During Pregnancy
Rare Condition Causes New Mom to Lactate Outside Her Breast
Bed Rest Is Ineffective — Even Harmful — For Pregnant Women
What Is the Linea Nigra of Pregnancy?
The world's youngest mother, Lina Medina, gave birth to a healthy baby boy at age 5 in 1939. But how could that happen?
By Dave Roos
Many families felt duped and deceived by the sperm banks they used after their children were born with heritable illnesses. So they sued. Are strict regulations next?
By Naomi Cahn
HowStuffWorks contributor Cherise Threewitt was due to deliver her baby in late March. She never knew that would mean she'd be having her child in the midst of a global pandemic.
An Austrian woman who had just given birth began producing milk in breast tissue located in her vulva.
What harm could it do, right? Turns out, quite a bit.
C-sections are life-saving interventions for many women. Could they also be messing with natural selection?
You've tried to conceive and can't, so you adopt. Then boom, you get pregnant. What gives?
By Alia Hoyt
A new device tested on fetal lambs could change care for human preemies, immersing them in a "biobag" with lab-made amniotic fluid, keeping them underwater for weeks.
New analysis also shows that preemies born between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy are less likely to develop health issues.
Even though the NIH banned funding for work on chimera embryos, a scientist explains why it's necessary — and not unethical.
By Dave Roos
It seems unbelievable that a baby's placenta could cause the mother to break out in a nasty itchy rash, but it happens occasionally. What causes the allergy?
By Alia Hoyt