Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy

Course Objective

Peds/OB 282 is a student-led medical school elective course that gives preclinical students the unique opportunity to follow a woman through her experience with pregnancy, childbirth and early infant-rearing. This elective is open to all preclinical students. While some students in the class have expressed an interest in OBGYN, this class is recommended and valuable to ALL medical students, regardless of the career path they choose to pursue.


Students are matched with a pregnant woman in the community, attending their prenatal OB appointments and, with approval of the mother, the childbirth. It is our hope that the mothers participating in the program will also invite their student to attend other activities as they feel comfortable (i.e. childbirth education classes, post-partum OB checkups, early pediatric visits). How deep of a relationship you form is completely up to the student and participating mother. While some students only see their mothers during the prenatal appointments and birth, others will form a closer relationship and talk/meet outside of the medical appointment times.

Course is held in Li Ka Shing, Room LK 209, 9:50-10:35 AM

Attendance policy: 2 excused absences allowed. 1-2 page reflection due at the end of the course.

For more information on this course visit Explore Courses or contact the course coordinator:

Daychin Campbell
Phone: (650) 498-8356