Motherhood Channel Videos
Expecting a new bundle of joy? From the first kicks to the first months, the Motherhood Channel is your trusted source to provide in-depth information from UC San Diego experts focused on pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of life.
Ultrasound: An Early View of Baby
An ultrasound during pregnancy is useful in evaluating the baby's general health and anatomy.
Ultrasounds During Pregnancy
Ultrasounds are one of the many tools available to help you have a healthy pregnancy. They can be used to monitor fetal growth, estimate risks for genetic disorders, discover the gender of your baby, and much more. Dr. Julia Cormano discusses the different types of ultrasounds that...
Genetic Testing During Pregnancy
You have the option to screen for a number of genetic disorders in pregnancy. How are these tests performed and what can be discovered? Dr. Julia Cormano explains the difference between screening and diagnostic testing, what can be learned from a blood test, as well what to expect...
Genetic Counseling for Pregnancy
Genetic testing has become a routine part of pregnancy, but what do the results mean? Genetic counselors play a valuable role in interpreting your results and guiding you through the process of what to do with that information. Dr. Julia Cormano sits down with genetic counselors...
Cesarean Section: What to Expect
Whether your cesarean section was planned or unexpected this video will prepare you by explaining when you might need the procedure, what the process is like and what "gentle" cesarean means. Recorded on 12/12/2018.
Getting an Epidural During Labor
Having a baby is an exciting and special time, but labor can be painful. You have many choices for pain relief during labor. Anesthesiologist Dr. Peter Winfield, talks about what to expect if you choose to have an epidural. Recorded on 12/15/2018.
Preparing for Pregnancy
Learn the steps you can take to optimize your health before you become pregnant. Recorded on 12/12/2018.
Routine Prenatal Tests
Find out what tests your provider will order and why when you are pregnant. Recorded on 12/12/2018.
Routine Vaginal Delivery: What to Expect
Getting ready for labor is both exciting and intimidating. Find out what to expect as you prepare to meet your baby. Recorded on 12/12/2018.
Ignorance is Not Bliss: The Need for Better Data on Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breast-feeding
Dr. Chambers is a professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Diego and Director of Clinical Research for the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital. She is a perinatal epidemiologist, whose research is focused on environmental exposures in...
Choosing a Maternity Care Provider
There are many kinds of providers who can care for you and your baby during pregnancy. Which one is right for you? Dr. Julia Cormano explains how obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, family medicine physicians, and perinatologists work with you from conception through delivery....
Which Prenatal Classes Should I Take?
As you enter your second trimester, it is time to start thinking about prenatal classes. What classes are commonly offered and how can they help you prepare for the birth of your child? Dr. Julia Cormano walks you through some of your options and shares valuable questions you can ask...
Understanding Miscarriage
Miscarriage is more common than most people realize. Dr. Julia Cormano walks you through the common causes of miscarriage and ways to reduce your risk. She also explains the signs and symptoms of miscarriage and when you should call your provider.
What is a Group B Strep Test?
At around 35 weeks into your pregnancy, your provider will order a Group B Strep test. What is Group B strep and how does it affect your baby? Dr. Julia Cormano explains the test, what your results mean, and how it impacts you and your baby during labor and delivery.
Zika Virus in Pregnancy
Kristen Salmeen, MD. Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, UCSF
The Contractions of Labor and the Contractions of Life: Mindfulness Skills for Childbirth and Parenting
Nancy Bardacke, nurse-midwife, mindfulness teacher, and originator of the Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting program at UCSF has been assisting birthing families for more than four decades. She explores the benefits of mindfulness meditation for childbirth and parenting....
The Future of Making Babies -- Up Next: Perspectives on the Future of Everything
What does sex have to do with human reproduction? Within the next 20 to 30 years or so, perhaps not much. At least that's how Henry T. Greely sees it. He's the Director of the Center for Law and Biosciences at Stanford University. He's also the author of a new book called The End of...
Public Health Initiative: Meeting the Vitamin D Requirements of the Pregnant Woman and Improving Health Outcomes; NICHD Vitamin D Lactation Summary Data
Carol L. Wagner, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, discusses how vitamin D status during pregnancy varies around the globe and the implications of maternal vitamin D deficiency for both the mother and her developing fetus. Recorded on 12/10/2014.
Medications in Kids
Medication problems are greater in children and their doses must be carefully administered. Sarah Scarpace Lucas, UCSF Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, describes drug disposition and dosing for pregnant and lactating women, infants, children and adolescents. She covers how to...
Pregnancy: A Teachable Moment for Weight Control and Obesity - 2014 COAST/SSEW Symposium - Stress, Obesity and Pregnancy: The Next Generation
Suzanne Phelan, PhD. Associate Professor, Kinesiology Department Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Recorded on 05/20/2014.

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