Access to high quality antenatal and postnatal care is essential to reducing complications for both mother and fetus in pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum. This field is heavily reliant on both the structure of healthcare systems and larger health education programs, which provides an interesting lens to observe maternal public health and maternal health care delivery systems more broadly.

Research Publications

In British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) June 2023 – Postpartum readmission for hypertension and pre-eclampsia: development and validation of a predictive model

In BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth June 2023 – Development and internal validation of a non-invasive clinical tool to predict sufficient omega-3 levels in early pregnancy

In The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine June 2023 – Effects of antenatal dexamethasone on postnatal serum cortisol levels in late preterm infants

In BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth June 2023 – Postnatal care service utilisation for babies within the first two months after childbirth: an analysis of rural-urban differences in eleven Sub-Saharan African countries

In Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology June 2023 – Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children after prenatal marijuana exposure

In the News

In MedPage Today August 9, 2023 – Nurse Home-Visit Program Shows No Benefit for Prenatal Care Uptake

In NYTimes August 4, 2023 – For the First Time, There’s a Pill for Postpartum Depression

In The New York Times June 27, 2023 – F.D.A. Wants to Regulate Prenatal Tests That Have Misled Parents