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4 myths about vaping and pregnancy – busted

After an increase in vaping-related illnesses and several deaths, many pregnant women still believe vaping is safer than smoking. Patients deserve the truth. In this Your Pregnancy Matters blog, Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., busts four myths about ecigs and pregnancy. Learn more.

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3 questions to ask about Down syndrome testing during pregnancy

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.

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Donor breast milk: Giving preemies and newborns a healthy start

Donated breast milk helps thousands of babies get a safe, healthy start to life – especially preemies. In August 2019, staff from Clements University Hospital sat down with Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas for a Q&A on milk donation and breastfeeding. Get the recap now.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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How does sickle cell anemia affect pregnancy?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.