Early guidance can help future moms fight fear of childbirth
Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have failed.
Sep 20, 2017
UBC physician does an about-face, based on her own research
Throughout her career as a physician, Laura Magee has taken a restrained approach to use of blood pressure-lowering medication in her pregnant patients.
Jan 28, 2015
UBC-CFRI effort to save pregnant women awarded additional $17 million
A project aimed at finding and treating women at risk of succumbing to pre-eclampsia – the often-fatal onset of high blood pressure during pregnancy – will receive an additional $17 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Nov 8, 2012
UBC to double enrolment in midwifery education program
The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C.
May 4, 2012
Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development
While babies are born ready to learn any of the world’s languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.
Feb 17, 2012
Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study
Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.
Dec 15, 2011