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The ‘fourth trimester’: Why women need health care after delivery

The ‘fourth trimester’: Why women need health care after delivery

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Women need regular health care after childbirth. Seeing a primary care doctor can help decrease women’s health risks postpartum and in future pregnancies.

Talking about death and pregnancy in Texas: a tough discussion

Talking about death and pregnancy in Texas: a tough discussion

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Texas has the highest maternal death rate in the United States. Dr. Shivani Patel addresses how doctors and women can reduce the risk.

What women need to know about thyroid conditions

What women need to know about thyroid conditions

 

No one knows why women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid disorders, but because these problems can have a direct bearing on conceiving and having a successful pregnancy, understanding the various conditions and taking precautions are all the more important.

Should my baby boy get circumcised?

Should my baby boy get circumcised?

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Urologist Craig Peters, M.D., answers FAQs about circumcision to help new parents of baby boys decide what’s best for their sons.

Can I breastfeed during pregnancy?

Can I breastfeed during pregnancy?

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Tips for successfully breastfeeding during pregnancy and what women should discuss with their doctors in the first trimester.

How to protect your baby from herpes infection

How to protect your baby from herpes infection

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Strains of the herpes simplex virus are common in adults in the U.S., but herpes is devastating and often fatal to infected infants.

10 North Texas moms share advice for new parents

10 North Texas moms share advice for new parents

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Having your first baby? Ten experienced moms share their words of wisdom with North Texas parents-to-be.

Lingering abdominal bulge after baby? It could be diastasis recti

Lingering abdominal bulge after baby? It could be diastasis recti

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Abdominal bulge after pregnancy can be a sign of diastasis recti, a muscle injury. Why to seek care, and how physical therapy can help.

Womb with a view: Sensory development in utero

Womb with a view: Sensory development in utero

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Before they are born, babies can already hear, see, touch, and taste.

Part two: Can taking antibiotics during pregnancy increase risk of miscarriage?

Part two: Can taking antibiotics during pregnancy increase risk of miscarriage?

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A recent study has shown a potential relationship between taking certain antibiotics and increased risk for miscarriage. Dr. Horsager-Boehrer explains.