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Your Pregnancy Matters

Can breastfeeding increase heart disease risk?

While breastfeeding is known to benefit babies, recent research suggests it might worsen symptoms of two types of heart disease. In this Your Pregnancy Matters MedBlog, Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses these risks and the potential heart-health benefits of breastfeeding.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Q&A: Is it safe to take medications while breastfeeding?

During pregnancy and lactation, certain medications might not be safe or might not work well. In this week's Your Pregnancy Matters article, two experts discuss knowledge gaps regarding breastfeeding, supplements, and drugs, as well as how we're closing the gap with research. Read more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Is it a boy or a girl? The father’s family might provide a clue

Expectant moms often want to know whether their baby will be a boy or girl, and the family makeup of their partner might play a role in determining their baby's sex. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

3 ways Ob/Gyns use AI in pregnancy care

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly important in women's health care. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, find out how our Ob/Gyns use AI every day and get predictions for future uses of AI from Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Why pregnant women need ‘pit crew’ Ob/Gyns, not ‘cowboys’

Checklists, cowboys, and pit crews – Shivani Patel, M.D., discusses how these three seemingly unrelated phrases can save patients’ lives in every area of medicine. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

SADFACES: Diagnosing depression and anxiety during pregnancy

Fatigue and appetite changes are considered “normal” side effects of pregnancy – but these symptoms can also be signs of depression. In this week’s #YourPregnancyMatters blog, find out why we screen patients twice with the SADFACES survey and why physical and cognitive symptoms matter.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Texas hospitals must prove pregnancy care expertise or lose Medicaid dollars

A new law is highlighting the importance of maternal health. By Sept. 1, 2020, Texas hospitals that provide pregnancy care are required to prove their expertise in high-risk pregnancy – or lose Medicaid reimbursement. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses what the new law means for patients.

Prevention; Your Pregnancy Matters

Allergic to penicillin? There’s a 90% chance that’s not true

More than 90 percent of patients who believe they are allergic to penicillin actually aren’t. This is a serious concern, particularly during pregnancy. In this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog, allergy expert David Khan, M.D., discusses penicillin allergy testing and antibiotic safety.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Room for 7 more? My thoughts on group-based prenatal care

Ob/Gyn offices around the U.S. are beginning to offer group prenatal visits. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses the potential benefits and challenges of launching a group-based program. Learn more in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Women's Health

Hysterectomy alternative: An innovative treatment for uterine fibroids

Problems associated with uterine fibroids frequently used to result in hysterectomy and a lengthy recovery. But not anymore! Radiofrequency ablation is an innovative outpatient procedure that can reduce fibroid volume and their uncomfortable symptoms by 50 percent in just two months. Learn more.