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A year in review: Top 5 Your Pregnancy Matters stories in 2021

COVID-19 facts, preeclampsia research, and the truth about epidurals among the top five Your Pregnancy Matters blogs from UT Southwestern.

New study suggests diet, stress management might reduce fetal growth restriction risks

Robyn Horsager, M.D., discusses new research on reducing controllable maternal risk factors that can lead to fetal growth restriction.

Acetaminophen risk in pregnancy: What patients need to know

Safety guidelines for taking pain medications such as Tylenol during pregnancy have not changed, despite recent research on acetaminophen risks. Robyn Horsager, M.D., discusses the news topic in her latest Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

How to combat heart disease during pregnancy

Rina Mauricio, M.D., discusses risk factors that are increasing pregnancy-related heart attacks, and eating and exercise habits that can reduce the risk.

Can a father’s medication affect fertility and pregnancy?

Bonnie Bermas, M.D., discusses how some medications that the biological father is taking can impact fertility and the health of a developing baby.

UTIs during pregnancy are common and treatable

Urinary tract changes during pregnancy create an ideal environment for UTIs. The sooner we test you, the faster we can treat you and reduce possible risks.

5 ways to manage swollen legs and feet during pregnancy

Swollen feet are a common yet frustrating side effect of pregnancy. Learn how to reduce your discomfort and risk for complications.

1 in 10 dads experience postpartum depression, anxiety: How to spot the signs

Postpartum depression in dads is real. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.

What to expect if your newborn had fetal growth restriction

Many babies with growth restriction can thrive with specialized neonatal care and follow-ups. Learn what to expect when your small-but-mighty baby arrives.

Hot, hot, hot! Tips to beat the summer heat during pregnancy

Summer pregnancy? Use these tips to stay cool and comfortable as the temperatures rise.

Landmark cystic fibrosis clinical trial gives patients hope for healthy pregnancies

TRIKAFTA may give patients with cystic fibrosis hope for healthy pregnancies. Learn about the landmark clinical trial to analyze its safety from pregnancy through two years after delivery.

Good news on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant moms, early data shows

Good news! Early COVID-19 vaccine trial data suggest vaccination is safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding – and may benefit both mom and baby. Dive into data from three of the latest clinical trials in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Postpartum exercise: When it's safe to start running and lifting after pregnancy

Ready to start running or lifting weights again after giving birth? Physical therapist Taylor Price discusses when it's OK to start intense exercise – and how to do so safely – in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

10 exercises you can do with your new baby

Ready to start working out again after having a baby? In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, get 9 at-home exercises you can safely do with your baby.

Feeding support and options to fix tongue-tie in babies

Tongue-tie in newborns can cause feeding and growth problems if left untreated. In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog, explore how team-based care from lactation experts, speech therapists, pediatricians, and ENTs can help new parents and babies overcome feeding challenges.