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Traveling midwives fill crucial health care gaps in rural US states
In far West Texas, some residents have to trek hours to find maternal care, endangering themselves and their babies. Dawn Cockrell is their only other option.
COVID-19 is separating parents from their newborns
With limited evidence of mother-to-baby transmission, some hospitals are taking precautions with self isolation.
What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19
For now, there are more questions than answers.
Why a decline in US birth rates could actually help our economy
Americans are waiting longer than ever to have children.
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.
Stigma against polyamory could put families’ health at risk
Nevertheless, research shows polyam families offer serious benefits to their kids.
Among Hurricane Harvey’s many bad effects: riskier childbirth for women
A new study of Hurricane Harvey data shows how much havoc big storms wreak on newborns.
America’s sexually transmitted disease rates are out of control
And the CDC is particularly concerned about newborns with syphilis.
Marijuana during pregnancy might be as dangerous as alcohol
But there’s still a lot we don’t know.
The weirdest things we learned this week: Nazis ate camel poop and pregnancy tests spread a fungal plague
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.