Free 2022 Voices for Birth Justice Calendar

September 08, 2021
After an overwhelming response to our 2021 Voices for Birth Justice calendar, we are thrilled to be offering our 2022 calendar free to providers, parents and community advocates!

Indigenous and Asian Pregnant People People with COVID Most at Risk for Preterm Birth in the US

August 17, 2021
Findings from the largest study of its kind support recommendations that all pregnant people receive vaccination against COVID-19

The Black Maternal Wellness Innovation Lab Trains Birth Justice Advocates in Southwest Fresno

August 11, 2021
Picture source: Kendalyn Mack-Franklin. Pictured: Sabrina Kelley, Kendalyn Mack-Franklin, Desiree Miller, RocQuel Johnson, Heaven Smith, Jasmine Kirsh, Keishell Williams, Mastawal Abebe, Subira Shabazz, and Trinesha McFarland. Not pictured: Simone Allen​. 

Modern Cannabis Use During Pregnancy is Associated with Adverse Birth Outcomes

August 05, 2021
New findings show clear connection between cannabis use and adverse maternal and child health outcomes.

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth

August 05, 2021
Findings from the largest US study of its kind supports recommendations that all pregnant people receive vaccination against COVID-19

US-born Black women in California have worse birth outcomes than Black immigrant women

August 04, 2021
Increased experiences of racism lead to higher preterm birth rates and worse infant health outcomes.  

Welcoming New PTBi Scholars

July 28, 2021
Please join us in welcoming three new PTBi scholars! We could not be more honored to have such visionary and passionate people help us achieve our mission of eliminating racial disparities in preterm birth.  Post-Doctoral Transdisciplinary Research Fellow We are pleased to announce that Dr....

July Collaboratory — Police Violence and Birth Outcomes

July 27, 2021
At this month’s Collaboratory, researchers and community organizers shared how policing in our hospitals and communities impacts the health of communities of color and birthing people.