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RhoGAM shortage: Managing Rh incompatibility in pregnancy

UT Southwestern is taking a proactive stance to protect women and newborns who may be Rh incompatible during a nationwide shortage of Rho(D) immune globulin (RhIg).

Studying the connection between anxiety and preterm birth

Patients with a history of preterm birth have higher rates and severity scores of anxiety, according to a new study conducted at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

How does a father’s age affect fertility and a baby’s health?

How can a dad’s age affect fertility? Explore potential age-related risks to sperm health, pregnancy, and the baby’s future health.

Can genetic testing explain the cause of recurrent miscarriages?

Half of all miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities. Leen Al-Hafez, M.D., and Heather Fisher, M.S., discuss when genetic testing might be valuable after a miscarriage.

First postpartum depression pill approved by FDA: What to know

The FDA approved the first ever pill to specifically treat postpartum depression. Zuranolone is taken once a day for two weeks, and studies show it can begin easing depression symptoms after only three days.

Bottoms up! Tips to prevent and treat diaper-area skin irritation in newborns

How can you help your baby avoid diaper rash? Jessica Morse, M.D., discusses best practices and products on the Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

What is eclampsia, and how is it different from preeclampsia?

Eclampsia is a severe form of preeclampsia. It’s a rare but serious condition in which high blood pressure leads to seizures during pregnancy.

Don't wash breast pump parts in the sink, plus more safety tips

Practicing good breast pump hygiene helps protect babies from potentially dangerous germs. Lactation consultant Kelli Hulsman, M.S., B.S.N., RN, IBCLC, walks parents through the steps of correctly cleaning a breast pump

Valor’s story: Love, loss, and legacy with trisomy 18

Kayla Baxter shares the story of her son’s trisomy 18 diagnosis and how she manages the love and loss associated with this chromosomal condition.

How proactive physical therapy can improve pregnancy and postpartum care

Physical therapy can help reduce or prevent pregnancy-related aches and pains, especially for patients with activity restrictions. See how UT Southwestern is ramping up our acute PT offerings for pregnant patients.

Pregnancy before 16 increases long-term health complications for girls and babies

UTSW researchers found that pregnant girls 15 and younger face steeper health risks than older patients. Learn about our new program to support them, driven by data and community need.

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.