Stella Creasy says women are forced to choose between "being an MP and being a mum".
Conservative MP Maria Miller has introduced a bill that would prevent firms from sacking women during pregnancy or six months afterwards. The former cabinet minister told MPs that maternity leave was not a time to be going for a job interview or a time for dealing with the stress of a redundancy process.
Doctors have repaired the spine of a baby with spina bifida while he was still inside the womb.
The experiences of giving birth on either side of Atlantic can be very different.