Your Pregnancy Matters Stories

Five babies in five minutes: A quints story in pictures

Five babies in five minutes: A quints story in pictures

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Photos and a behind-the-scenes look at the planning and protocol involved in delivering quintuplets via C-section.

How to be a good friend to someone who’s suffered pregnancy loss

How to be a good friend to someone who’s suffered pregnancy loss

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Pregnancy loss is more common than many people realize, but it can be tough to discuss. Dr. Horsager offers advice for supporting a friend after miscarriage.

Helping you understand scary (but often harmless) pregnancy ultrasound findings

Helping you understand scary (but often harmless) pregnancy ultrasound findings

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Dr. Horsager explains three pregnancy ultrasound findings that seem scary but typically are harmless.

Why episiotomy during labor can hurt more than help

Why episiotomy during labor can hurt more than help

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Episiotomies used to be a routine part of labor and delivery. Why we rarely do them now, and how to potentially avoid the procedure.

Not every woman loves being pregnant, and that’s OK

Not every woman loves being pregnant, and that’s OK

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Common reasons some women simply don’t enjoy being pregnant, why that’s OK, and how to cope.

How pregnant moms can get better sleep

How pregnant moms can get better sleep

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Moms-to-be shouldn’t have to suffer sleepless nights before their babies are born. Dr. Duryea discusses sleep disorders and how to avoid them.

Flu shots and miscarriage: Let’s clear up misunderstandings

Flu shots and miscarriage: Let’s clear up misunderstandings

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A 2017 study suggested that flu shots are associated with miscarriage. Why this is wrong, and why pregnant women need to be vaccinated.

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.