New Vanderbilt University Hospital Labor and Delivery entrance helps patients bypass Emergency Department

Pregnant patients who are more than 20 weeks along with a pregnancy-related health issue have a dedicated drop-off location. The VUH Labor and Delivery Entrance, located off 21st Avenue at the new Vivian Thomas Way stoplight, offers quick access to OB triage at Medical Center East’s second-floor entrance in the north tower.

New toolkit helps non-obstetricians better identify and treat pregnant and postpartum patients with cardiovascular emergencies

Vanderbilt’s Kathryn Lindley, MD, has worked with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a national toolkit for non-obstetricians to better identify and treat pregnant and postpartum patients with cardiovascular emergencies.

Grant bolsters research to address rising maternal mortality rates

Study seeks to better understand the mechanism behind the association between preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and cardiovascular disease.

A Vanderbilt study shows that reducing consumption of simple sugars helped improve gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Maternal diet influences postnatal diabetes risk

Studies in a primate animal model suggest that islet hyperfunction — which in humans is associated with increased fat mass and Type 2 diabetes — is programmed in offspring by a maternal Western-style diet during pregnancy.

Study seeks to identify prenatal allergy risk markers

A Vanderbilt clinical trial is seeking to identify prenatal and early childhood markers of high risk for food allergy and atopic dermatitis, or eczema, as well as biological pathways that lead to these conditions.

Penicillin allergy test recommended for pregnant women

Vanderbilt experts say getting rid of unnecessary penicillin allergy labels allows women to receive better treatments for common infections during pregnancy and delivery.

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