El Salvador has some of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world. Even women and girls who have been raped are not permitted to terminate a pregnancy. Those who suffer a miscarriage are under automatic suspicion.
New US guidelines recommend regular moderate exercise on most days for pregnant women. Unlike 20 years ago, experts now know that exercise benefits both mother and baby, even beyond pregnancy.
Childbirth classes in German: Here you find useful vocabulary and phrases about pregnancy and birth.
In recent years, blood tests for Down syndrome have been introduced, but they are still controversial in Germany. And the decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy remains a tough one. A family tells their story.
Polish anti-abortion groups have marched in support of severe restrictions on pregnancy terminations. Supported by government and church, already deeply conservative abortion laws could become even more so.
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