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'Tool of repression': Anger over Poland's new 'pregnancy register'
Activists say that allowing doctors to record information on pregnancies will detect possible illegal abortions.
Croatian woman allowed to have abortion after public outrage
Mirela Cavajda initially had her abortion request denied by doctors, even though her foetus had developed a serious illness.
Debate rekindled in Croatia after doctors deny woman an abortion
Miranda Cavajda was more than 20 weeks pregnant when doctors found that her unborn child had a brain tumour and no chance of a normal life.
Britney Spears announces pregnancy with husband Sam Asghari
Spears claimed she was prevented from having a third pregnancy by her conservatorship that ended last year after a high-profile legal battle.
Spain approves ban on harassing women going for abortions
Anti-abortion activists could face up to one year in prison if found guilty under the new bill.
COVID vaccines in pregnancy protects newborn babies, says new study
The findings shed light on whether the benefits of vaccination during pregnancy extend to infants who would be too young to receive COVID vaccines.
Polish activists condemn abortion law after second pregant woman dies
Women's rights activists say a near-total ban on abortions has led to the deaths of at least two women in a year.
Pregnant women with COVID ‘more likely’ to have premature birth
A team of researchers compared almost 250,000 pregnancies, to observe the impact of COVID on expectant mothers.
Non-EU workers in Italy entitled to maternity allowances, rules ECJ
Italian authorities had refused to grant maternity and childbirth allowances to non-EU citizens who hold a single work permit.
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for pregnant women?
Euronews Next spoke to the World Health Organization to find out the impact of COVID vaccines on pregnant women, fertility and periods.
Remove taboo, increase care for women who have miscarriages: experts
"The era of telling women to ‘just try again’ is over," scientists have said.
More twins born than ever before amid rise in fertility treatments
Rates of twin births have more than doubled in Europe over the past 30 years and soared by 71 per cent in North America, according to research by the University of Oxford.
EU nations must provide midwifery care for home births | View
Throughout Central and Eastern Europe, institutional mechanisms are still being used to hamper midwifery practice, creating conditions where midwifery is possible in theory but not in practice.
EU criticises Poland abortion ban as it reminds it to 'respect rights'
The EU's equality commissioner has urged member states to "respect fundamental rights" during a hearing about Poland's new abortion law.
Most pregnant women in UK hospitals with COVID-19 are from minorities
Researchers examined data from the UK Obstetric Surveillance System for pregnant women admitted to all 194 obstetric units in the UK with confirmed COVID-19 infection between 1 March and 14 April 2020.
Ashley Graham's pregnancy nude has divided the internet
The plus size model posted an unedited nude to Instagram after announcing her first pregnancy, but commentators are divided...
Outcry in Sweden over footage of pregnant woman dragged off train
Two security officers have been suspended in Sweden after footage emerged of them removing a heavily pregnant woman from an underground train in Stockholm and pinning her down on a bench.
Couples wanted for male contraceptive gel medical trial
Researchers in the UK hope the hormonal-based treatment for men could become an alternative contraceptive method for couples.
Brexit before baby: MP postpones birth to take part in crucial vote
“This is frankly lamentable,” said speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, on the fact that MPs had not yet approved proxy voting
First evidence of air pollution particles reaching mothers' placentas
"Until now, there has been very little evidence that inhaled particles get into the blood from the lung."
Viagra trial for pregnant Dutch women shut down after 11 babies die
The trial was immediately shut down when early results showed that sildenafil “may be detrimental to the baby after birth" as 11 died from lung conditions.
Scientists develop artificial ovary to help women conceive after cancer treatment
Danish scientists have taken early steps towards creating an artificial human ovary designed to help women conceive after cancer treatments that can damage fertility.
Child mortality in England one and a half times higher than Sweden
Deaths in children under five happen one and a half times more often in England than in Sweden. The authors of a new report say that's partly because the UK's more unequal wealth distribution leads to poorer maternal health for pregnant women.
Woman turns to YouTube to deliver own baby in Turkish hotel room
Tia Freeman used shoe laces and a pocket knife to cut the umbelical cord after giving birth in her hotel room bath.
Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to baby boy
Wife of Prince William, the second-in-line to the British throne, is expecting her third child.
Argentina begins historic debate on legalising abortion
Pro and anti-abortion activists demonstrated as the first hearings began into expanding the law allowing women to terminate their pregnancies