Wearing caps labeled with names and roles made it easier for everyone in the operating room to communicate during C-sections, a Stanford study found.
A blood test that predicts if a baby will be born prematurely works well for pregnant women in developing countries, a Stanford-led study found.
Stanford scientists have built a detailed picture of the biological clock of pregnancy, tracking thousands of metabolic markers throughout gestation.
Taking benzodiazepines within 90 days before conception raises the risk of a life-threatening condition known as ectopic pregnancy, according to a study.
Living near an oil and gas well in California's San Joaquin Valley during pregnancy is linked to increased risk of spontaneous preterm birth, finds Stanford study.
A widely used antacid may help prevent premature births, new Stanford-UCSF research that used computing to match existing drugs with diseases suggests.
Rates of antibiotic use in newborns vary 27-fold between California hospitals without a medical reason for the large differences, a new study found.
Stanford obstetricians are using simulation training to help colleagues in Central America learn new techniques to treat childbirth emergencies.
Stanford researchers are working to develop a diagnostic blood test that can accurately predict preeclampsia prior to the onset of clinical symptoms.
Stillbirth greatly raises a woman's risk for severe complications of childbirth, a Stanford study of more than 6 million California births has found.
Using a lab model, Stanford researchers identified a type of developing brain cell that is profoundly changed by exposure to low oxygen levels.
A new policy brief from Stanford researchers identifies the connection between paid family leave and infant and maternal health benefits.
For babies in developing countries, pneumonia vaccines seem to work better if their mothers receive treatment for parasitic infections during pregnancy.
Using human embryonic stem cells to study nicotine's effect in development shows defects in cellular communication and longevity, say Stanford scientists.
Physician Justin Thompson offers guidance on the safety of exercising during pregnancy. Many non-contact activities are healthy.
More than 50,000 pregnant women per year experience life-threatening complications of pregnancy and childbirth, but no one understands why.