Pregnancy and childbirth

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.

PRONTO training improves childbirth practices in Mexico

UCSF Bixby Center
A new study found that providers who received PRONTO training were more likely to implement practices the World Health Organization recommends to improve patient outcomes and prevent childbirth complications.

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.

New efforts needed to protect women's health after fistula repair

UCSF Bixby Center
A group of researchers that included the Bixby Center’s Alison El Ayadi completed the first large study of women’s health following successful repair surgery in Guinea, and the findings raise concerns

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."

The rise of punitive alcohol and pregnancy policies

UCSF Bixby Center
A study from ANSIRH’s Sarah Roberts and colleagues found that states with restrictive reproductive rights laws also tend to have more policies that punish women who drink alcohol while pregnant.