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Your Pregnancy Matters

Total body cooling: Saving babies' lives after emergency delivery

Rare and unexpected labor emergencies can result in infant brain damage. But a special cooling/warming NICU therapy is shown to reduce certain disabilities and death by more than 10 percent. Learn more in this Your Pregnancy Matters article.

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

What women need to know about measles and pregnancy

Measles exposure can cause preterm birth or pregnancy loss, and women can't get the vaccine during pregnancy. In this Your Pregnancy Matters article, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses how updated measles guidelines might help women reduce their risk. 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

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.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Why a scheduled C-section after 35 might be too risky

More women over 35 are choosing elective C-section, citing a desire to control the timing of their maternity leave. But 2019 research suggests the risks associated with C-section are double in this age group compared to vaginal delivery. Learn more in this week’s Your Pregnancy Matters MedBlog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

2 stories, 4 babies: Support and care for complex twin pregnancies

Twin pregnancies require special medical management, particularly when one twin has serious health complications. In this week’s blog, two families share their experiences, from maternal-fetal risk conversations to infant loss, and how making a positive impact can help with healing.