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Stanford Medicine News about Pediatric Care and Research

  • Infants do better with buprenorphine

    Stanford Medicine and Harvard researchers found that buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment during pregnancy was linked to better outcomes for newborns than methadone.

  • Drug eases opioid withdrawal in babies

    In a new clinical trial, Stanford Medicine researchers found that a commonly used anti-nausea drug could reduce the severity of opioid withdrawal in newborns.

  • Brain cell transplantation aids research

    Lab-grown clusters of human brain cells integrate so well into young rats’ brains they enable researchers to study neurodevelopmental disorders’ molecular and circuit underpinnings.

Expectant Parents

For information about maternity services at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, please visit the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services website

About this Site

Part of the Johnson Center for Pregnancy and Newborn Services, we specialize in the medical evaluation and care of newborns who are at or near term.

We designed this site to be a resource for our pediatric trainees as well as health professionals worldwide who care for newborns.

The transition from life in the womb to the outside world is an amazing process. We are priviledged to care for babies as they make this transition and adapt to their new surroundings.