Pregnancy & Childbirth

A growing family represents one of the most exciting stages of life. It is also a time that is critical for both mother and developing baby. Learn more about our Family Birthplace, education classes, maternal-fetal specialists and baby-friendly experts.

Humdrum sex life—a prompt for menopause?

Women who have less sex may be more likely to start menopause earlier, as their bodies adopt what experts call a "use it or lose it" response.

Miscarriage trauma could trigger PTSD

More than 1 in 4 women who experience pregnancy loss will experience post-traumatic stress disorder within weeks.

Steady, sleepless parent

A newborn in the house means old sleep routines are about to get uprooted.

Generations after ban, pesticides linger

Long-prohibited chemicals are still showing up in the blood of expectant moms—and it's likely affecting development of the baby.

Thoughts about C-sections

Health officials worldwide are on a mission to reduce the number of cesarean section births.

Patient Story

‘Look at us now’

To see Christopher Yates walk, run and jump, you’d never know he went through years of treatment for clubfoot.

Patient Story

First baby of 2020: ‘She’s perfect’

Dad hopes little Kendra Rose reaches for the stars.

Patient Story

Your top stories of 2019

Get your daily dose of inspiration by exploring our most extraordinary stories of survival, miracles and medical innovation.

Patient Story

Top baby names: A newcomer arrives

Charlotte leads the girls' list, and Oliver leads the boys.

Patient Story

A holly jolly NICU visit

The tiniest babies in the hospital get treasured holiday photos with Santa.

Expecting? 10 tips to manage the merrymaking

Pregnancy adds a whole new dimension to hectic holiday schedules—but there are plenty of ways to keep life in check.

Patient Story

Double the love

Best friends have babies the same morning in the same hospital.