Pregnancy and childbirth

Simulation training improves respectful maternity care

UCSF Bixby Center
New Bixby Center research looks at how a highly realistic simulation training from PRONTO International impacts respectful maternity care in Ghana.

CDC overestimates alcohol-exposed pregnancies

UCSF Bixby Center
To help ground the debate around alcohol risk and pregnancy, Bixby researchers used the same data as the CDC to estimate the expected actual number of alcohol-exposed pregnancies.

Efforts needed to improve person-centered maternity care

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from Patience Afulani and colleagues is the first known study to measure person-centered maternity care in in more than one country with the same tool.

Previous poor pregnancy outcomes linked to preterm birth

UCSF Bixby Center
New research adds an important dimension to the conversation about preterm birth by studying risk among women with a previous poor pregnancy outcome.

Miscarriage treatment is just as safe in offices as in ambulatory surgical centers

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH compares the safety of miscarriage treatment in three different facility types: office-based settings, hospitals, and ASCs.

Should prenatal care providers offer pregnancy options counseling?

UCSF Bixby Center
Researchers from ANSIRH talked to women seeking prenatal care in Louisiana and Maryland to look at whether options counseling could be a beneficial part of early prenatal care.

Women’s physical and psychosocial health improves dramatically after fistula repair

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from the Bixby Center and partners is the first to look at year-long trajectories of physical and psychosocial health after fistula repair surgery in Uganda.

The power of practice: improving neonatal resuscitation in India

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper evaluates the impact of PRONTO International simulation training on NR skills in primary health centers in Bihar, India, in both simulations and live deliveries.

When women have control over the timing of having children, the children benefit

UCSF Bixby Center
New research from ANSIRH is the first known US study to examine the association of access to abortion with outcomes for children.

US policies targeting drug use during pregnancy have become more punitive

UCSF Bixby Center
A new paper from UCSF, Alcohol Research Group and Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation breaks new ground in evaluating the landscape of policies around drug use and pregnancy.