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Forceps changed the way people give birth
Today, one in three American mothers gets major surgery during delivery, despite evidence that this rate of intervention is excessive.
Every cigarette matters when you’re pregnant, a massive new study confirms
Smoking even one a day increases risk of SIDS twofold.
Children suffer more from air pollution, but our policies don’t reflect that
Exposure to air pollution likely contributes to childhood health effects like asthma and pre term birth.
Like other animals, humans have a breeding season—and it’s right now
‘Tis the season for conception.
We’re really bad at making babies
Anatomical compromises from millions of years ago have made birth hard for humans.
The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that’s not the biggest issue
The lone star state isn’t alone
Stop eating your damn placentas
There’s literally no reason to consume your own organs.
This ‘artificial womb’ is like science fiction—but uteruses aren’t out of a job yet
How close are we to artificial gestation?
Swabbing Babies With Moms’ Microbiome Might Not Be Such A Good Idea After All
The simple procedure could be unnecessarily risky for newborns
Scientists Manually Transmit Mom’s Microbiome To C-Section Babies
That could be good news for the babies’ long-term health