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Fetal Care Women's Health Feb 23, 2022

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Is Not Only for High-Risk Pregnancies

UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Celeste Sheppard, MD, FACOG, explains that a pregnancy does not have to come with complications or be considered “high risk” in order for an expectant mother to receive an ultrasound examination from a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Find out how a visit with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist can help ensure you are receiving the best care for your baby.

Women’s Health Expert Weighs in on Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Pregnant Patients

If you test positive for COVID-19 while pregnant and are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Alison Cahill, MD, MSCI, recommends considering monoclonal antibody infusion therapy within the first 10 days of symptom onset to help lessen the severity of the disease for both you and your unborn baby. Find out why.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Welcome First Baby Born in the New Specialized Delivery Unit

On July 7, 2021, parents Shelby Herrington and Logan Wade welcomed their daughter Paisley, the first baby born in the new Dell Children’s Specialized Delivery Unit (SDU). The SDU, which opened in early July, and just in time for Paisley’s arrival, is an 11-bed labor and delivery unit that provides immediate comprehensive care to healthy mothers and their high-risk babies at the time of delivery.

Developing a Health Communication Intervention to Meet the Psychosocial Needs of Young Women Living With Breast Cancer

A cross-campus collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication and the Dell Medical School involving the unmet psychosocial needs of young women living with breast cancer is helping UT Health Austin clinicians identify and bridge gaps in clinical care.

Expectant Mother Refuses to Give Up When Offered No Treatment Options

After being diagnosed with a fetal condition that was deemed untreatable, mom-to-be Amber Cessac sought specialty treatment from fetal medicine specialist Kenneth Moise, Jr., MD, who now serves as the Director of the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center.

Fetal Care Women's Health May 18, 2021

The Highest Level of Care for You and Your Baby

Unanticipated complications during your pregnancy, labor, or birth are not necessarily signs that you or your baby will be unable to return home happy and healthy. You may, however, need ongoing supportive care from a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to ensure the best possible health outcomes for both you and your baby. Find out how UT Health Austin Maternal-fetal medicine specialists can help you make informed decisions about your own health as well as the health of your baby so that you can find solace in a time of uncertainty.

The First and Only Comprehensive Program in Central Texas to Provide Care for Babies With Congenital Conditions Before, During, and After Birth

On May 5th, the Comprehensive Fetal Care Center, a clinical partnership between UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center, began seeing patients at the new Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion that is attached to Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Comprehensive Fetal Care Center is the first and only comprehensive program in Central Texas that provides care for babies with congenital conditions from start to finish, including care for the mother and baby during pregnancy, delivery of the baby, and care of the baby after birth, all in one place.

Women's Health Nov 18, 2019

Praise the Pelvic Floor

Urinary incontinence is a common symptom of pelvic floor dysfunction, which can often occur after childbirth. But, as far as we are concerned, it is not a sacrifice you have to make as a mom. We’ve got a fix for it, which can make motherhood, womanhood, and life in general that much better.

Women's Health Jul 24, 2019

Sex Shouldn’t Be Painful

Painful intercourse, or dyspareunia, happens to both men and women, and it occurs more frequently than you might think. No matter your sex, intercourse can and should be enjoyable for all parties involved. When intercourse is not enjoyable, it’s time for a conversation with your partner(s) and your health care provider.

Women's Health Mar 20, 2019

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month

Statistics show that those suffering from the condition often receive a delayed diagnosis six to ten years after they first begin experiencing symptoms. Endometriosis pain can be debilitating for many women and can cause long-term issues that can affect both the physical and mental components of quality of life. So, why are women suffering undiagnosed?

Women's Health Mar 20, 2019

Period Products: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

With all the choices available to us, how do approximately 3.75 billion women know which period product is right for them? There are many factors to consider when identifying the best product for your body and lifestyle, so we've compiled some helpful information to make it easier to pick what works for you.