Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • The California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative receives funding to develop evidence-based strategies that address disparities in maternal health.

  • Abortion bans’ effect on heart defect

    Abortion restrictions will increase the number of newborns with serious heart defects, which could strain hospital resources already in short supply, according to a Stanford Medicine study.

  • Hemorrhage toolkit is cost-effective

    A statewide quality-improvement project to treat excessive bleeding during childbirth averts $9 million annually in California’s health care costs, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.

  • LeRoy Heinrichs dies at 90

    The Stanford Medicine professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology was an early adopter of less invasive surgical techniques, a pioneer in treating infertility and an evangelist for virtual medical training.

  • Two-mom families face more pregnancy risks

    In the first U.S. population-based study of obstetric health among sexual- and gender-minority parents, Stanford researchers find higher rates of some birth complications.

  • New chair of anesthesiology

    Bateman, a Harvard faculty member and prominent health care leader, brings his expertise as a researcher in maternal health and faculty development to Stanford.

  • Blood biomarkers predict labor onset

    About three weeks before delivery, a pregnant woman’s body shifts into a pre-labor phase characterized by changes in immune, hormonal and blood-clotting signals.

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