New Study: Researchers Connect Premature Births to Possible Causes in Central California

By Xochitl Rojas-Rocha on October 17, 2019
New interactive map will show neighborhoods with low to high rates of premature births and potential drivers

New study: Unstable housing during pregnancy ups rehospitalization odds by 170%

October 16, 2019
  The first large-scale, California data-driven study to look at the impact of unstable housing on a women’s risk for preterm birth and increased healthcare utilization was published this week online in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM. The study’s findings have important...

New Study shows how Family Integrated Care Reduces Mothers' Stress in the NICU

October 07, 2019
The findings in Evaluating the effect of Family Integrated Care on maternal stress and anxiety in neonatal intensive care units are described by author and PTBi researcher, Linda Franck. Additional authors include Chelsea Cheng, Xiang Y. Ye, Sarah A. Hutchinson, Shoo K.

Public Hearing on Food Insecurity for SF Low-Income Pregnant Women

September 18, 2019
PTBi Community Engagement Specialist, Daphina Melbourne, speaking at the public hearing on 9.12.19  

UCSF Hiring NICU Parents to Support Other NICU Parents

September 10, 2019
Are you a parent of a previously hospitalized infant at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital's NICU and are passionate about helping others? UCSF is hiring NICU parents to support other NICU parents! Apply

Celebrating NICU Parent Mentors

August 30, 2019
On August 25th PTBi-CA hosted a picnic for our mFICare Parent Mentors!

New Study: Rethinking what we know about lipid levels and premature birth risk

August 28, 2019
The paper's findings are described by the author, Kelli Ryckman. Additional authors include: Caitlin J Smith, Elizabeth A Jasper, Rebecca J Baer, Patrick J Breheny, Randi A Paynter, Wei Bao, Jennifer G Robinson, John M Dagle, Laura L Jelliffe-Pawlowski Please describe your research findings.

Pregnant women of color experience disempowerment by health care providers

By Jake Ellison at University of Washington on August 28, 2019
A new study finds that women of color perceive their interactions with doctors, nurses and midwives as being misleading, with information being “packaged” in such a way as to disempower them by limiting maternity healthcare choices for themselves and their children. 

Reflections on Recent Tragedies: The Impact of Gun Violence

August 13, 2019
Dear PTBi Community and Partners, I am trying to find the right words to describe my feelings in light of the shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton. It’s clear that we cannot retreat into business as usual given the impact of these devastating events.