Orca moms spent precious resources feeding their fully grown adult male offspring. A new study finds that this may limit how many more young they produce.
A community health program that supports new mothers celebrated its 10th anniversary this year.
Being a mom is challenging enough. Add the pressures of a pandemic — and how do you cope? Mothers in Jordan, the Netherlands and Wisconsin share their stories and strategies.
Women often bear a heavier burden at times of crisis. They take care of the kids, the house, the survival of families. NPR photographed and interviewed 19 women over 3 weeks. Here are their stories.
After a brutal attack in Kabul, activists in Afghanistan write: "Our people are targeted and killed on a daily basis. Afghan women are calling for an end to it."
As a kid, NPR editor Bruce Auster loved to record his family talking. A snippet of tape captured by chance on a long-ago December night marked a moment before cancer changed everything for his family.
Nearly a dozen states run programs that allow women serving prison terms to keep their babies with them for a limited time. Supporters say the programs help women inmates turn their lives around.
Parenting doesn't have to be so stressful. Just ask a Mayan mom.
Postpartum depression and anxiety are common among new mothers, but few talk about these feelings. A Florida nonprofit is hoping to break the cycle by pairing new moms with moms who've been there.