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.
In July, Olympian Shawn Johnson East learned her new baby might have Down syndrome. She chose genetic testing to learn more, which is a personal choice during pregnancy. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., offers 3 questions that can help patients choose. Read more.
Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that can cause significant pregnancy issues. Find out what women need to know to safely manage symptoms and reduce risks for themselves and their babies. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.