Denise Wong had survived breast cancer treatment at 27. Ten years later, she and her husband wanted to have a child. Her treatment had made that unlikely, but her fertility team at Stanford found a way.
Over the last 30 years, a growing body of epidemiological research has suggested that poor nutrition in pregnancy hurts the baby by setting metabolism to a “thrifty” state that leads, decades later, to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.
Stanford scientists used discoveries in the lab to design new versions of a widely used antibiotic to prevent the side effect of hearing loss.
It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?
New Stanford research indicates that having a mom losing a loved one during pregnancy may affect the mental health of the child as he or she grows into adulthood.
Stanford research shows that nearly one in 20 reproductive-age women have depression and less than one-third are taking antidepressants.
Active-duty servicewomen face an increased risk of having a premature baby if they give birth soon after returning from deployment.
Heart problems are the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new moms. A new set of guidelines will help doctors spot heart disease in these women.