Should Progesterone Therapy to Prevent Preterm Birth be Withdrawn? FDA Considering

October 31, 2019
Could the only drug approved to prevent preterm birth be taken off the market?  An FDA advisory panel has narrowly voted to recommend this for Makena. Read how panel members agonized over the decision and felt the data “were at best conflicting.” The California Preterm Birth Initiative will be...

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
Findings from Evaluating the effect of Family Integrated Care on maternal stress and anxiety in neonatal intensive care units are described by the 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
Former 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