Pregnancy and childbirth

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Pregnant people with substance use issues need treatment, not jail, advocates and experts say

San Diego Union-Tribune
Dominika Seidman talked about treating substance use disorders during pregnancy as medical conditions in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Providers’ self-reflections on person-centered maternity care in Kenya and Ghana

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study aimed to bridge the gap on measuring person-centered maternity care from the perspective of healthcare providers, to help inform efforts to provide respectful care.

What we get wrong about adoption

The Nation
Gretchen Sisson and Jessica Harrison write about how positive cultural narratives about abortion obscure problems faced by parents who put children up for adoption and adoptees.

Improving family-centered care in the neonatal intensive care unit

UCSF Bixby Center
Family care in neonatal intensive care units is a model that sees the infant’s family as a partner in caregiving. This approach includes family members in infant caregiving and decision making and provides support to families so they can be present and active in their infant’s care. Despite evidence that family-centered care improves infant and family outcomes, there isn’t agreement on the best way to implement it.

The importance of youth-centered maternity care

UCSF Bixby Center

Adolescent pregnancy and childbirth is a key area of global health. Physicians highlight the unique needs of pregnant adolescents and the importance of tailoring their care.

Pregnancy and childbirth Resources

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Health Economist, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Safe Motherhood Program
 

Academic Coordinator, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology, San Francisco General Hospital

 

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences