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Approximately 10% of babies worldwide are born three or more weeks before their due date -- making premature birth the leading cause of death for children under 5 globally.

Approximately 10% of babies worldwide are born three or more weeks before their due date -- making premature birth the leading cause of death for children under 5 globally.

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Across the United States, Black women are three to four times as likely as their white peers to experience life-threatening pregnancy complications or die giving birth

Across the United States, Black women are three to four times as likely as their white peers to experience life-threatening pregnancy complications or die giving birth

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Researchers at Stanford Medicine have created a detailed map of how cells in the placenta change during pregnancy.

Researchers at Stanford Medicine have created a detailed map of how cells in the placenta change during pregnancy.

A Stanford surgical resident shares her story behind why she decided to freeze her eggs in the hopes that she can demystify the process.

A Stanford surgical resident shares her story behind why she decided to freeze her eggs in the hopes that she can demystify the process.

Stanford scientists have built a detailed picture of the biological clock of pregnancy, tracking thousands of metabolic markers throughout gestation.

Stanford scientists have built a detailed picture of the biological clock of pregnancy, tracking thousands of metabolic markers throughout gestation.

Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

Women scheduled for C-sections know the levels of pain relief they'll need, and are happier with their experience if given a choice.

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Physician Justin Thompson offers guidance on the safety of exercising during pregnancy. Many non-contact activities are healthy.

Physician Justin Thompson offers guidance on the safety of exercising during pregnancy. Many non-contact activities are healthy.