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For pregnant soldiers, recent deployment linked to higher risk of premature delivery
Giving birth soon after military deployment is linked to greater risk of premature delivery, a Stanford study of U.S. servicewomen found, but deployment history itself does not raise prematurity risk.
Sleep quality improves with the help of incontinence drug
A drug used to treat incontinence in women also shows promise in decreasing poor sleep.
Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely timed
A woman's immune system changes throughout a normal pregnancy in a highly orchestrated manner, Stanford researchers found. The finding lay the groundwork for tests to predict preterm birth.
Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates in some cases
A study led by Stanford and a biotechnology company found that women who high progesterone levels when their eggs are retreived benefit from waiting to see embryos.
Leslee Subak appointed new chair of obstetrics and gynecology
Subak, who earned her medical degree at Stanford, is an expert in urogyencology, particularly in researching and treating urinary incontinence in women.
Easy-to-use IUD inserter could aid women who lack access to birth control
The study of the new device, which is the copper variety, found that both health care providers adn women who had just given birth were satisfied with the experience.
Study finds benefits of device for inserting IUDs shortly after birth
A Stanford researcher helped devise a simple IUD inserter for use in developing countries to help women seeking contraceptive options after delivery.
Eight ways to see inside: A sampler of diagnostics emerging from Stanford
Stanford researchers collaborate on using imaging technology to select the best invitro-fertilized embryos to transfer into a patient.