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. Please check back for the recording. 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

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. We will have a 20 min Q&A to follow. Recorded Monday, May 18, 2020, 9-10:00am

Pediatric care for our prenatal patients during COVID-19

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.
May 28, 2020 Webinar time and panelist TBD

Zooming through Pregnancy to Parenthood

The UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences has organized a series of webinars to meet the needs of our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

Join us for a FREE series on prenatal education | 1 hour sessions

4/14 | Nutrition and Immunity in pregnancy | Select link for the recording.

4/15 | Common discomforts in pregnancy | View the FAQ's and select link for the recording.

4/21 | Stress reduction and sleep in pregnancy: Coping Mechanisms | View the FAQ's, Better Pregnancy Sleep tips and Common Discomfort resources | Select link for the recording.

4/22 | Induction of Labor: What to Expect | Select link for the recording.

4/28 | Stages of Labor: What is labor? What can I expect? What can I do at home? Select link for the recording.

4/29 | 1:00 PM  Baby Friendly at UCSF: What are the benefits of breastfeeding | Select link for the recording.

  5/6 I 1:00 PM  Sex, libido and contraception after delivery | Select link for the recording

5/13 I 1:30 PM  Toxins in pregnancy: What can you do, what do we know? Select link for the recording.

5/19 | 12:00 PM  How to prepare a birth plan | Select link for recording.

5/20 | 1:00 PM  Bringing baby home: baby safety and care | Select link for the recording.

5/26 | 1:00 PM  Baby Friendly at UCSF Part II: Challenges of Breastfeeding

  6/2 | 1:00 PM  The Birth Partner: A panel discussion for partners on pregnancy, labor and postpartum support

Pregnancy Support Group

UCSF is piloting a support group for UCSF patients who are pregnant during COVID-19. Our goal is to support our pregnant patients who are facing worries and uncertainty during this pandemic. This free four-week series will include facilitated peer support and practice of stress reduction techniques, such as mindfulness. The group is not intended to provide direct treatment for anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns, but we can help with a referral for treatment if needed. Learn more about the Pregnancy Support Group.

Held on via zoom Fridays, May 15- June 5, 12 noon-1pm