Doctors use tissue slides like this one of the ovary's outer cortex to confirm a woman's ovarian reserve. It's also the the ovary tissue that's removed in an ovarian transplant. Courtesy of the Infertility Center of St. Louis hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the Infertility Center of St. Louis
Chance To Pause Biological Clock With Ovarian Transplant Stirs Debate
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/167705397/167953560" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

By sequencing a newborn's genome, doctors could screen for more genetic conditions. But parents could be confronted with confusing or ambiguous data about their baby's health. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com
Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/165272373/166356650" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Human embryos under a microscope at an IVF clinic in La Jolla, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images
Can IVF Treatments Reverse A Woman's Biological Clock?
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/155774331/155868428" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman vetoed a bill that would spend government funds on prenatal care to illegal immigrants. He has that service for illegal immigrants should be provided by churches and private organizations, not with taxpayer money. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

toggle caption Nati Harnik/AP
Unusual Alliances Form In Nebraska's Prenatal Care Debate
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150839788/150859141" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150250294/150268394" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A still from A Healthy Baby Girl, a 1996 documentary in which filmmaker Judith Helfand chronicles the health consequences of her own in utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES).

Courtesy of Women Make Movies hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of Women Make Movies

Most of the stillbirths worldwide happen in south Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and at least half of them take place during labor or birth. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com