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When pregnant women are assaulted, their babies are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less, Stanford Health Policy research shows.

When pregnant women are assaulted, their babies are more likely to be born prematurely and to weigh less, Stanford Health Policy research shows.

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.

This sixth post in the Understanding UTIs series clarifies that anyone — even men, children or pregnant women — can get a urinary tract infection.

This sixth post in the Understanding UTIs series clarifies that anyone — even men, children or pregnant women — can get a urinary tract infection.

Taking benzodiazepines within 90 days before conception raises the risk of a life-threatening condition known as ectopic pregnancy, according to a study.

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.

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.

“Part of what I love about my job is that every day is different,” explained a Stanford OB/GYN when describing her workday — before and during the pandemic.

“Part of what I love about my job is that every day is different,” explained a Stanford OB/GYN when describing her workday — before and during the pandemic.

The third part in the Understanding UTIs series debunks seven myths about urinary tract infections and provides references for reliable health information.

The third part in the Understanding UTIs series debunks seven myths about urinary tract infections and provides references for reliable health information.

The second piece in the Understanding UTIs series provides information about preventing urinary tract infections, including risk factors and how to avoid them.

The second piece in the Understanding UTIs series provides information about preventing urinary tract infections, including risk factors and how to avoid them.

Stanford psychiatrist Amy Alexander and colleagues report that women, children and society receive numerous benefits from 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.

Stanford psychiatrist Amy Alexander and colleagues report that women, children and society receive numerous benefits from 12 weeks of paid maternity leave.

This is the first part in Understanding UTIs, an accessible series about urinary tract infections, including their symptoms, causes, medications and more.

This is the first part in Understanding UTIs, an accessible series about urinary tract infections, including their symptoms, causes, medications and more.