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Elaine Duryea, M.D.

Closing gaps in postpartum care: the IMPACT study

Learn how the patient-centric IMPACT study is measuring the effectiveness of virtual checkups to reduce postpartum mortality and reduce social barriers to health care.

How to manage and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes, a form of diabetes that develops only during pregnancy, can, without proper management, lead to risks for moms and their babies. Discover how eating a healthy diet typically leads to normal, healthy deliveries.

Cerclage may reduce the risk of premature labor in some twin pregnancies

New research suggests that cervical cerclage, a procedure to hold the cervix closed to delay premature labor, may be useful in certain twin pregnancies. Learn more.

Stillbirth: What we know (and don’t know) about pregnancy loss

Stillbirth is a tragedy that leaves lasting effects on women and their doctors. The cause is often unexplainable, but we know that certain conditions can increase the risk of stillbirth – and that the traditional technique of “kick counts” is ineffective to predict risk. Learn more.

How pregnant moms can get better sleep

Moms-to-be shouldn’t have to suffer sleepless nights before their babies are born. Dr. Duryea discusses sleep disorders and how to avoid them.

10 North Texas moms share advice for new parents

Having your first baby? Ten experienced moms share their words of wisdom with North Texas parents-to-be.

The truth about “natural” ways to induce labor

There are lots of “natural” remedies that supposedly induce labor. Here’s what those methods are really all about.

6 skin problems that can develop during pregnancy

Dr. Elaine Duryea discusses a few common, harmless skin conditions pregnant women experience, and one they shouldn’t ignore.

3 steps to turn your preferences into a birth plan

Dr. Duryea suggests thinking about a “birth plan” as “birth preferences.” How to go about developing them and why communication with your doctor is key.