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Older First-Time Mothers Are Also More Likely to Live Longer

November 17, 2016

The average age of a woman giving birth for the first time has risen dramatically in the United States over the past 40 years, driven by factors like education or career. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women choosing to…

Oh Baby: UC San Diego Health is Delivered Highest Rating for Obstetric Care

December 6, 2022

UC San Diego Health is recognized as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for obstetric and infant care, the highest award a hospital can earn by U.S. News & World Report.

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Named President-Elect of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

March 8, 2023

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS, perinatologist at UC San Diego Health, named president-elect of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

UC San Diego Health Receives Highest Award for Obstetric, Infant Care

December 5, 2023

UC San Diego Health has once again been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for Obstetric and Infant Care by U.S. News & World Report.

Higher Child Marriage Rates Associated with Higher Maternal and Infant Mortality

May 13, 2013

Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Against Women.

Mother’s Depression Might Do the Same to Her Child’s IQ

April 17, 2018

Roughly one in 10 women in the United States will experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The consequences, however, may extend to their children, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, who found that a mother’s depression can negatively affect a…

Bringing a Child into the World, While the World Battles COVID-19

June 25, 2020

…hopes and dreams for childbirth.” When Graham learned she was not dilated a few days before her due date, she was discouraged. Her husband sent a text to Mortensen. “She gave him a lot of guidance on how to best support me.” Nine days after that text, Graham did go…

Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

January 8, 2019

In a new study using a mouse model, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that long-term postpartum weight gain may be due not so much to retained fat as to reprogramming of maternal energy metabolism.

UC San Diego Health Launches Drone Transport Program with UPS, Matternet

January 29, 2020

UC San Diego Health launches pilot project using drones to move medical samples, supplies and documents between Jacobs Medical Center, Moores Cancer Center and the Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine, speeding delivery of services and patient care currently managed through ground transport.

New Insights on Pelvic Floor Damage after Vaginal Birth, and New Directions for Treatment

August 2, 2023

New insights from UC San Diego researchers on pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction, which is one of the key risk factors for pelvic floor disorders that impact close to a quarter of women in the U.S. and have a strong association with vaginal childbirth.

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