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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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Many people mistakenly assume that because Ronit Mazzoni has been blind since birth, her career choice must have been related to her condition.

Many people mistakenly assume that because Ronit Mazzoni has been blind since birth, her career choice must have been related to her condition.

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Nichole Tyson, MD, has advice for young people seeking help for menstrual problems – including painful, irregular or heavy periods.

Nichole Tyson, MD, has advice for young people seeking help for menstrual problems – including painful, irregular or heavy periods.

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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.

Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially offering a screening method other than pap smears.

Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially offering a screening method other than pap smears.

Stanford researchers find that "entertainment education" helps teach new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding.

Stanford researchers find that "entertainment education" helps teach new mothers about the importance of breastfeeding.

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Exposure to wildfire smoke increases a pregnant woman's risk of giving birth three or more weeks early, a new Stanford study found.

Exposure to wildfire smoke increases a pregnant woman's risk of giving birth three or more weeks early, a new Stanford study found.

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Newer anti-seizure drugs have a good safety profile for the baby when used in pregnancy and breastfeeding, according to a Stanford-led study.

Newer anti-seizure drugs have a good safety profile for the baby when used in pregnancy and breastfeeding, according to a Stanford-led study.

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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.

Fathers with chronic illnesses may have a higher risk of having a child who is preterm, has low birth weight, or needs NICU care.

Fathers with chronic illnesses may have a higher risk of having a child who is preterm, has low birth weight, or needs NICU care.

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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A Stanford physician argues pregnant women should be appropriately included in clinical research to improve their health and the health of their fetuses.

A Stanford physician argues pregnant women should be appropriately included in clinical research to improve their health and the health of their fetuses.