Women’s Health

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.

More work needed on plans of safe care for infants affected by maternal substance use

Vanderbilt research found that there is variability in practice for infants affected by maternal substance use driven by vague policy, challenges of cross-system collaboration and a lack of general knowledge about substance use disorder.

Study on miscarriage management finds combination treatment is more efficient and cost effective

Vanderbilt research finds that only 1% of 22,116 commercially insured women ages 15-49 with medically managed miscarriages received the recommended combination of mifepristone.

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Columbia receives 2023 Maury County Main Street Award

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Columbia received the 2023 Maury County Main Street Award for Best OB/GYN-Women’s Care Practice in Maury County.

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.

Mother and daughter nurses work together in Labor and Delivery

Some people call Chelsea Foster, BSN, RN, and her mom Lisa Harris, RN, the Dream Team

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