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What women and men need to know about reproductive coercion

Reproductive coercion is a type of intimate partner violence in which an abuser exerts power and control over a victim’s reproductive health and decisions. Dr. Shivani Patel discusses the ways reproductive coercion can manifest and how your health care provider can help.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Baby it’s cold outside! Tips to manage pregnancy during winter

Pregnancy can be uncomfortable during any season. But not everything about being pregnant in the winter is bad. Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer offers tips for dealing with pregnancy in the cold.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Self-serve birth control? The future of OTC contraceptives

All women deserve safe, effective birth control should they want it. But how women get contraception has been a topic of debate in recent years. Shivani Patel, M.D., talks about how we can improve access to contraception while keeping women safe and healthy.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Kidney disease and pregnancy: It’s challenging, but possible

Some patients with kidney disease worry that they can never have a baby. However, managing pregnancy and kidney issues is possible with specialized care. In this week’s #YourPregnancyMatters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses risks and challenges patients should consider. Read more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

6 in-home toxins to avoid during pregnancy

Common household products contain chemicals that can be harmful to babies when exposed during pregnancy. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses how expectant moms can decrease in-home toxin exposure to their babies.

Your Pregnancy Matters

‘Can’t get pregnant’ vs. ‘shouldn’t get pregnant’: Know the difference

Women with chronic health conditions may sometimes be told that they can’t get pregnant. Their doctor may actually mean she shouldn’t get pregnant— at least not until her medical condition is optimized.

Your Pregnancy Matters

'We will hear you': The power of patient stories in pregnancy care

Ashley Byrnes nearly died from postpartum hemorrhage in 2017. She shared her story with Clements University Hospital staff – and her experience left a lasting impact. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, find out how patient stories help us evolve our approach to whole-patient care.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Why women should ‘pump iron’ supplements during pregnancy

Taking prenatal iron supplements helps build up extra blood your body and growing fetus need during pregnancy and delivery. In this Your Pregnancy Matters article, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer offers 6 tips for choosing and taking iron supplements.

Your Pregnancy Matters

‘I thought I was going to die’: Ashley’s postpartum hemorrhage story

Ashley Byrnes had an easy pregnancy and delivery. But 8 days after giving birth, she nearly died from postpartum hemorrhage – excessive bleeding after childbirth. Today, she shares her story to raise awareness and education for patients and providers alike. Learn more.

Women's Health

Nerve stimulation study offers hope for women with fecal incontinence

Millions of women experience fecal incontinence – debilitating bowel leakage – with limited treatment options. Until now. PTNS, an innovative nerve therapy, might be a game-changer, and it’s only available through this clinical trial. Learn more.