All pregnancy

January 24, 2024

Ultrasounds can help predict the risk of preterm births, new research shows 

This is the first method for assessing risk in first-time pregnancies

sonographer giving an ultrasound to a pregnant woman

November 3, 2023

Mediterranean diet could help pregnant women avoid depression 

Prenatal depression increases the risk of adverse birth outcomes and maternal mortality

August 19, 2020

Contraceptive developed at UIC approved by FDA, offers new option for women

UIC attains 4th FDA approval, leads Chicago universities in consumer drug development

January 6, 2020

Study: Postpartum period has little surveillance, high rate of maternal deaths

College of Nursing study examines timing of in-hospital maternal deaths

sonographer giving an ultrasound to a pregnant woman

November 18, 2019

UIC, IDPH receive $9.5M for maternal outcomes improvement project

Five-year federal grant supports statewide population-level initiatives, development of two-generation clinic

sonographer giving an ultrasound to a pregnant woman

March 30, 2018

Study: Women most at risk for heart failure weeks after giving birth

New moms face increased risk of heart failure for six weeks post-delivery


January 23, 2018

UIC researcher using imaging to identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely

Five-year $2.84 million grant to develop techniques to accurately predict preterm birth

Diagram showing the location of the thyroid gland

August 4, 2016

Thyroid health before and during pregnancy
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Thyroid health before and during pregnancy

How does thyroid health impact ability to get pregnant?


May 28, 2014

Clues to human stillbirths may be found in marmoset monkeys

Mother’s life history, from before birth to adulthood, factor in pregnancy loss

Stacie Geller

February 19, 2013

Saving mothers’ lives close to home, around the world

Stacie Geller has spent her career improving the lives and health of women.