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Your Pregnancy Matters

Why telemedicine may have a role in pregnancy care in Texas

Pregnant women in rural Texas often have limited access to specialty care. Find out how telemedicine programs can revolutionize pregnancy care, and share your own ideas for bringing telemedicine to the maternal-fetal medicine program.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Dr. Horsager’s top five pregnancy stories of 2017

Happy New Year! Enjoy Dr. Horsager’s recap of her favorite 2017 Your Pregnancy Matters blog stories in this end-of-year review.

Cancer

‘My dog saved my life’: How Madelyn has survived ovarian cancer for 10 years

UT Southwestern patient, Madelyn, shares how her dog prompted her to see the doctor that diagnosed her with ovarian cancer.

Your Pregnancy Matters

One shot, two patients

Planning to skip a flu shot because you’re pregnant? Think again. Dr. Horsager strongly recommends getting a flu shot during your pregnancy to protect you and your baby.

Cancer

Bleeding after menopause: It’s not normal

Dr. Carlson discusses why women shouldn’t ignore postmenopausal bleeding and should see a gynecologic oncologist if cancer is the cause.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Why to avoid ‘keepsake’ 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds

It may be tempting to get a commercial 3-D or 4-D ultrasound photo. Dr. Horsager discusses her concerns with “keepsake” ultrasounds.

Your Pregnancy Matters

3 steps to turn your preferences into a birth plan

Dr. Duryea suggests thinking about a “birth plan” as “birth preferences.” How to go about developing them and why communication with your doctor is key.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Donor breast milk giving preemies an early boost in life

Premature babies benefit the most from breast milk. Learn how we use donor breast milk, and why not to buy it on the internet.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Asking your Ob/Gyn "Why?" is not just OK, but good medicine

More care is not always better care during pregnancy. Dr. Horsager discusses why it’s important to ask the Ob/Gyn “Why?”

Your Pregnancy Matters

4 tips for choosing an Ob/Gyn

When choosing an Ob/Gyn, ask friends and family for recommendations, but don’t stop there. Dr. Horsager offers suggestions on what to look for in an Ob/Gyn.