8 Things We Learned In 2013 About Having Babies

A year end wrap up on new research in 2013 Read more

To Lower Maternal Deaths, India Urged to Reconsider Role of Midwives

After almost a decade of government policies geared strictly towards all women giving birth in institutions, opinion leaders in India are gaining clear evidence that midwives are essential to improved outcomes for mothers and babies. Read more

The Straight Scoop On Inductions – Lamaze International Releases New Infographic

Finally some clear sense and consensus around unnecessary inductions! Read more

Ancient Wisdom and Research Agree: Amazing Fruit Eases Labor and Prevents Postpartum Hemorrhage - Read more

Study Finds Adverse Effects of Pitocin in Newborns

Induction and augmentation of labor with the hormone oxytocin may not be as safe for full-term newborns as previously believed, according to research presented today at the Annual Clinical Meeting of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Researchers say this is the first study of its kind to present data on the adverse effects of Pitocin use on newborns. Read more

A good birth experience is more than the baby being delivered alive

A Mumsnet survey shows the psychological impact of a difficult labour affects the child's future wellbeing as well as the mother's. Read more

Nine-month pregnancy? It can vary by up to 37 days!

Pregnant women should not take their due date too literally – the time a baby spends in the womb varies naturally by up to five weeks, research shows. Read more