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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.

Incarcerated women need better lactation support policies

UCSF Bixby Center

The US has the largest population of incarcerated women in the world, with women of childbearing age accounting for roughly 75% of all women who are imprisoned.

A letter to a pregnant person during COVID-19

Culturas
Cynthia Gutierrez shares her experience with pregnancy and navigating the racism embedded in the medical system during COVID-19.

I'm an obstetrician. Stop stigmatizing home births.

Slate
Nicholas Rubashkin wrote about the story of his own birth at home and argued that stigma around home birth deprives people of the supportive birth experience they deserve in Slate.

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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