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'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.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Feeling the burn? Tips to manage heartburn, GERD in pregnancy

More than half of pregnant women deal with heartburn by the third trimester, thanks to hormone changes and an ever-expanding abdomen. In this Your Pregnancy Matters article, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers safe, effective tips to beat the burn.

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.

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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.