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.
Abortion is completely illegal in Chile, but reforming the outright ban is under consideration. Social conservatives and religious groups have pushed back hard against it.
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.
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