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Why the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa complicates pregnancy

Pregnant patients with hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory skin condition, face a higher risk of pregnancy complications. Explore why and see how to safely manage HS.

Alphabet soup! Your guide to pregnancy-related abbreviations

Confused by some of the abbreviations and acronyms in your digital pregnancy care chart? Check out our guide to common pregnancy-related shorthand.

PeriPAN: Getting pregnant and postpartum women mental health care faster

Our Ob/Gyns and psychiatrists are teamed up in PeriPAN, a new state pilot program to provide quicker mental health care access for pregnant and postpartum women.

Progesterone and premature birth: What a new study means for pregnant women

A UT Southwestern study on progesterone suggests it might not help prevent some preterm births. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what this mean for pregnant patients.

Self-serve birth control? The future of OTC contraceptives

All women deserve safe, effective birth control should they want it. Shivani Patel, M.D., talks about how we can improve access to contraception while keeping women safe and healthy.

Acetaminophen is still safe in pregnancy, despite controversy

Despite a class-action lawsuit raising concerns, research suggests short-term use of pain-relief medications such as Tylenol is safe for most pregnant patients.

6 ways to embrace a more positive body image during and after pregnancy

More than half of women are unhappy with their body in the weeks before and after childbirth. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., shares tips to help improve perinatal body image.

Risk of anxiety, depression doubles in hospitalized pregnant patients

The risk of anxiety and depression symptoms double in hospitalized pregnant patients. UT Southwestern provides specific treatment and support options for patients and families.

Answers to 6 burning questions about yeast infection during pregnancy

Yeast infections are common and uncomfortable, especially during pregnancy. Get answers to common questions about treatment and prevention.

C-section knowledge is power: Benefits of new patient education and surgery protocols

Patient education is a main component of enhanced recovery after cesarean section. Safety protocols can improve recovery and your experience.

Managing pregnancy when mom has an eating disorder

Psychiatrist Carrie McAdams, M.D., Ph.D., discusses concerns that women with eating disorders have regarding pregnancy and the challenges they may face.

For Mother's Day, 6 stories of survival

A mother's strength – and will to live – is reflected in six amazing stories of survival from UT Southwestern.

Cardio-obstetrics: Improving care for pregnant patients with heart disease

Rina Mauricio, M.D., explains how UT Southwestern's expert cardio-obstetrics team collaborates to provide the best care for pregnant patients with heart conditions.

What moms should know about forceps and vacuum deliveries

When labor is not progressing, a physician may suggest using forceps or a vacuum to help baby along. Learn how these methods work and when they may be used.

Treating mild hypertension in pregnancy is safe and beneficial, study shows

A new study has flipped the script on mild hypertension care in pregnancy. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., explores the data on the Your Pregnancy Matters blog.