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Stanford Medicine News about Pediatric Care and Research

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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.