Pregnancy and childbirth

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Kenyan providers’ perceptions of communication and women’s autonomy during childbirth

UCSF Bixby Center

Effective communication, respecting women’s views and allowing them to make informed choices for themselves are vital components of person-centered care.

Meet Dr. Patience Afulani, researcher giving voice to women’s experiences

UCSF Bixby Center
Working as a medical doctor in a hospital in Ghana helped spark Dr. Patience Afulani's interest in maternal and child health and how they’re impacted by women’s experiences.

Legislature should end antiquated regulation for certified nurse-midwives

CalMatters
Dr. Biftu Mengesha urges California to pass legislation allowing certified nurse-midwives to practice independently in CalMatters.

Responsive and respectful maternity care needs protection during COVID-19 crisis

The Conversation
Patience Afulani and Nadia Diamond-Smith write in The Conversation about why person-centered maternity care is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic, when anxiety and risks are high.

America's maternal mortality crisis

Next Question with Katie Couric
Monica McLemore talked about structural racism and maternal mortality with Katie Couric on Next Question.

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