Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in cesarean births among Black and white women
Jun. 7, 2021—Assistant Professor of Nursing Jeremy Neal has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies.
Ask an Expert: Why is it important for post child-bearing aged women to seek preventative care during the pandemic?
May. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt School of Nursing assistant professor of nursing Melissa Davis discusses why it is important for post-child-bearing-aged women to seek preventative care during the pandemic.
Ask an Expert: Why is it important for child-bearing aged women to seek preventative care during the pandemic?
May. 14, 2021—Assistant Professor of Nursing Julia Phillippi from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing discusses why it is important for women of childbearing years to still seek preventative care during a pandemic.
Sep. 8, 2020—Women with three or more uterine fibroids — non-cancerous growths — during pregnancy are more likely to have infants with reduced birthweight and may need additional surveillance.
Aug. 10, 2020—Each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage, according to a study published this week by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.
Aug. 8, 2019—Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy — even in small amounts — have a 19% greater risk of miscarriage than women who don’t use alcohol.
Jul. 18, 2019—A 19-year-old student is leading a multi-institutional collaboration to identify drugs that can be prescribed safely to pregnant women without harming the fetus.
Jul. 13, 2018—Get a primer on these addictive drugs and how they affect pregnant women.
Sep. 20, 2017—A certain genetic variant, in combination with the use of anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen during early pregnancy, may protect women from miscarriage.
Sep. 14, 2017—As people in Middle Tennessee were experiencing the remnants of Hurricane Harvey during the early hours of Sept. 1, Catherine Hurt was battling another storm of her own.
Sep. 13, 2017—Michelle Collins, a certified nurse midwife with the West End Women’s Health Center, will discuss "Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy" from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in Light Hall, Room 411.
Jun. 1, 2017—Discussing the potential for depression in young pregnant women is not an effective way to curb young women from getting pregnant, according to a new study of Brazilian mothers