Pregnancy & Birth

Everything you need to know about how to care for yourself and your baby during pregnancy and childbirth

How do women use their eggs years after freezing them?

Israeli researchers found that many women didn’t use their eggs, and only a few eventually managed to get pregnant. Here's a short guide about the procedure.

By Walla!
17/05/2022

Major discovery could prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Researchers at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. have identified the first biochemical marker that could help detect babies more at risk of crib death.

Solutions to infertility could be found through new Hebrew University research

An observation of immature egg cells from Zebrafish has given Hebrew University researchers a new understanding of human fertility.

Fathers can take equal paternity leave starting next year

There are two major advantages to the new paternity leave outline - it will allow for meaningful bonding between father and baby and will work to reduce the gender wage gap.

What is breastfeeding like the first weeks after childbirth?

How much does the baby breastfeed in the first few days, and how does your milk composition change? Most women are anxious about the challenge of starting nursing, so here are some guidelines:

By DANIEL SARANSKY/WALLA!
10/05/2022

After US Roe v Wade leak, abortions set to be eased in Israel

Following the leaked US Supreme Court draft opinion, Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz swiftly promised to make it easier to get an abortion in Israel.

03/05/2022
A plastinated fetus is seen during the exhibition "Body Worlds" by Gunther von Hagen in Rome

Stress during pregnancy may affect fetal brain development

Researchers examined MRI scans of babies' brains and found those whose parents reported high stress during pregnancy had larger left hippocampi.

COVID-19 pandemic led to more postpartum depression cases in Israel

Some 15% of the approximately 180,000 pregnant women in Israel annually report developing symptoms of depression and anxiety during pregnancy.

Hadassah doctor helps woman have baby after she was told she couldn't

Jennifer Lopez was told having another baby would kill her after suffering a stroke at the age of 29.

Violence, racism and disrespect: The dark side of Israel’s maternity wards

Women feel exposed and vulnerable during childbirth, and when the mother feels that she’s disrespected and treated with contempt, the experience can be very difficult.

By Walla!
12/04/2022
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