COVID-19 and your Pregnancy Care at UCSF #1

For the first session of our inaugural UCSF Women’s Health Webinar series, our team of Obstetrics and Perinatal experts discussed prenatal care and delivery at UCSF during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our panelists covered topics such as in-person and virtual prenatal visits, current visitor policies, outpatient cervical ripening, labor and delivery, and postpartum care.
Recorded Friday, April 10, 2020 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, including COVID-19 testing at the UCSF Birth Center, and keep them updated here (FAQ).

COVID-19 and your Pregnancy Care at UCSF: Mental Health in a Pandemic #2

Pregnancy during a pandemic is stressful. We are finding ourselves operating in unusual circumstances. This stress may exacerbate underlying depression and anxiety or introduce these emotions for the first time. Our panel of experts discuss common signs and symptoms, effects on pregnancy, and what we can offer you at UCSF to address these symptoms.
Recorded Friday, April 17, 2020 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, including COVID-19 testing at the UCSF Birth Center, and keep them updated here (FAQ).

COVID-19 and your Gynecologic Care at UCSF #3

COVID-19 has changed much of how we deliver care to our patients with gynecologic needs and conditions, including abortions, abnormal pap smears, contraception, fibroids, endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain. The experts on this panel discuss all the steps we are taking to make sure our patients are getting their care and what to expect in the next few months. Recorded Wednesday, April 22, 2020

COVID-19 and your Fertility Care at UCSF #4

COVID-19 has put a hold on many plans for patients who were eager to start families with assisted reproductive technology. Our panel of experts highlight what is currently being done at the Center for Reproductive Health and what you can expect in the next few months. Recorded Friday, April 24, 2020

COVID-19 and your Gynecologic Oncology Care at UCSF #5

COVID-19 has changed much of how we deliver care to our patients. The experts on this panel will discuss care for UCSF patients with cancers of the reproductive organs during this time, including expectations for surgery, plans for chemotherapy and radiation, what to expect if you're in survivorship, and the latest updates on our research studies. Recorded Monday, April 27, 2020 

Updates on Prenatal Care during COVID-19 #6

Since our first Women's Health webinar on prenatal care during COVID-19 on 4/10/20, UCSF Medical Center has taken steps to expand COVID-19 testing. During this webinar, we will discuss what this means for your prenatal care in clinic and at the Birth Center. Join us for this webinar to hear updates from the outpatient and inpatient side. Find out how UCSF has tailored access to care and visits in this prenatal care outlineRecorded Monday, May 18, 2020

Pediatric care for our prenatal patients during COVID-19 #7

Many of our prenatal patients have questions about what to expect after delivery with their babies and how to navigate the transition home with with other members of the family. In this one hour webinar, we will talk to experts in the neonatal intensive care unit, well-baby nursery, and outpatient pediatric clinics to give you updates on COVID19 and pediatrics. We will cover which of our pediatric population get COVID19 testing, what to expect with your baby in the hospital, how to think about outside help and return to daycare, and what to know about your upcoming pediatric visits.
Recorded May 28, 2020 

Frequently asked questions (FAQ's)

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, including COVID-19 testing at the UCSF Birth Center, and keep them updated here (FAQ).

COVID-19 and Pregnancy Studies: What is being done and what have we learned to date? #8

As rates of COVID19 continue to rise in the United States, the CDC and ACOG have formally suggested that COVID19 pregnant patients may be at higher risk for severe illness. What do we know about how COVID-19 can affect a pregnancy to-date and how strong is the data? Why has it been so hard to get this data? What do we know about racism and racial inequities and COVID-19? What studies are currently being done that may be available for patients at UCSF? View our discussion to answer some of these questions. Recorded Monday, July 27, 2020 

Updates in Prenatal Care at UCSF during COVID-19 #9

Since initiating changes to care delivery to prioritize patient safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic in March 2020, we've continued to fine tune our policies for prenatal care at UCSF. We've also learned more about the virus' effects on pregnancy. Hear updates on inpatient care (UCSF Birth Center) and outpatient prenatal care at UCSF and updates on ground-breaking UCSF studies on the effect of COVID-19 on pregnancy.

Please note the following updates due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area (as of 12/8/20):

Outpatient: We will transition back to offering all prenatal visits virtually unless there is an urgent need for a physical exam. We will continue in-person visits for the new pregnancy confirmation visit, as well as the 28 week and 36 week visits (or as directed by your provider). At this time, we do not anticipate any changes in antenatal testing or ultrasound frequency. We continue to encourage all prenatal patients to monitor their blood pressure at home.
 
Inpatient: Effective 12/8/20 at 7AM, only ONE visitor/support person per patient will be permitted at the UCSF Birth Center (1855 4th Street, 3rd floor). The person must screen negative for symptoms/exposures per UCSF health screen policies. The visitor is allowed to switch every 24 hours. Doulas are not an exception to this policy.
 

Panelist(s): Dr. Stephanie Gaw, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Co-Principal Investigator of PRIORITY study and Co-Investigator of ASPIRE Dr. Roxanna Irani, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Ambulatory Executive Medical Director for Women’s Health Dr. Juan Gonzalez Velez, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Associate Medical Director of Labor and Delivery Moderator: Dr. Nazaneen Homaifar, MD, MBA Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Recorded Friday, November 20, 2020

What should you know about the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding? #10

The creation and roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine has brought hope for many as we think about normalizing life, as well as concerns about vaccine safety and efficacy. In our UCSF Women's Health Webinar you will learn more about the science behind the vaccine, its safety for pregnant or breastfeeding patients, and what professional organizations have said about its use in these populations. Recorded Monday, January 11, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ's

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and the roll-out plan and timing.

Zooming through Pregnancy to Parenthood

Certified Nurse Midwives at UCSF are leading the “Zooming through Pregnancy to Parenthood” webinar series to focus on prenatal topics commonly covered in the Centering model or pregnancy care.

Register for a future session.

Pregnancy Loss Support & Education Group

A ZOOM support/education group for UCSF patients who have experienced a first or second trimester pregnancy loss in the past year. The session is offered at no cost to participants. Facilitated by psychologist Lauri Pasch, PhD who works at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health, and by Patricia Robertson, MD, a UCSF obstetrician who specializes in high risk pregnancies.

Session 1: January 8-March 19, 2020
Session 2: April 2-June 25, 2020
Fridays, 12-1:00 pm

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