A new documentary centers on Miriam Schwarzchild, a midwife who aids in home births around New York City, where the trend is on the rise
Hannah visited the high priest before conceiving Samuel. What happened?
Observant mothers-to-be hire doulas who share their religious practices and understand their specific needs
My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.
My son, conceived with donated sperm, is Jewish—no matter what rabbis say
Pregnancies are fertile ground for superstition, especially for those who assume their traditions and lucky charms are based in Jewish law
In Israel, where abortion hasn’t been the wedge issue it has in the United States, tensions are building between secular traditions and religious groups, which want to increase the Jewish birthrate
If Gender Cakes can reveal whether your child will be a boy or a girl—and, in a new trend, they can—just think of all the other life questions that can be answered by clever foodstuffs
In a graphic memoir and an online video, two women channel anguish over infertility into art
A Saturday birth ensured it would be no day of rest
The High Holidays make you focus on life’s vicissitudes
Or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the mikveh