Pregnancy and childbirth


Structural racism increases the risk of preterm birth and infant mortality in California

UCSF Bixby Center
New research led by the Preterm Birth Initiative looks at how racial and economic disparities, and the ways they intersect, affect preterm birth and infant mortality among Black women in California.

Exploring women’s preferences for birth companionship in Kenya

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study from the Bixby Center, UCSF Institute for Global Health Studies and the Kenya Medical Research Institute is the first study to explore how companionship during birth is practiced in Kenya and how patients and providers perceive it.

Women want to know about religious restrictions when seeking reproductive healthcare

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of UCSF Bixby Center and University of Chicago researchers has conducted the first known nationally representative survey of women aged 18-45 to gauge their understanding and preferences regarding reproductive healthcare restrictions at religiously affiliated hospitals.

The problem with penalizing women who drink while pregnant

A new study by Sarah Roberts of ANSIRH finds that, "States with punitive policies tend to also have a history of restrictive reproductive rights laws, as opposed to states that have supportive policies."

Pregnancy and childbirth Resources

These resources from the UCSF Bixby Center touch on our main research, health care and policy priorities.


Fellow in Family Planning

Health Economist, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences


Project Manager, Innovating Education in Reproductive Health 

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