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In this two-part series, UT Health Austin clinicians discuss the importance of adequate caloric intake for young athletes.

Women's Health Aug 9, 2022

UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist, Denise Johnson, MD, provides breastfeeding guidance to new and expectant parents.

In this two-part series, UT Health Austin clinicians discuss the importance of adequate caloric intake for young athletes.

Women's Health Jul 11, 2022

“Most of us aren't aware of our pelvic floor,” says Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT. In this quick rundown, she explains the importance of your pelvic floor and how you can keep it healthy.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center are dedicated to enhancing the psycho-social connections between expectant parents and the Comprehensive Fetal Care Team

Videos Women's Health May 24, 2022

In the fourth installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Karla Maguire, MD, MPH, answers the most commonly searched questions about post-partum pregnancy, commonly referred to as the "fourth" trimester.

Women's Health May 16, 2022

Urinary incontinence is common among women of all ages. Studies show that 25-45% of women suffer from this condition, but researchers found that urinary incontinence is severely under-reported. UT Health Austin's Women's Health experts can help you resolve your urinary incontinence so you can get back to the life you love.

Supply chain disruptions have resulted in elevated costs and limited variety of the period product.

Women's Health May 4, 2022

UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Justine Reilly, MD, weighs in on challenges faced by LGBTQ+ patients and the field’s inclusive future.

Videos Women's Health Mar 18, 2022

In the third installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Max Holtz MD, MPH, answers the most commonly searched questions about the second trimester of pregnancy.

Fetal Care Women's Health Feb 23, 2022

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.

Videos Women's Health Feb 11, 2022

In the second installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Justine Reilly, MD, answers the most commonly searched questions about the second trimester of pregnancy.

Videos Women's Health Jan 7, 2022

In the first installment of a four-part series, UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Denise Johnson, MD, answers the most commonly searched questions about the first trimester of pregnancy.

UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD, uses computational medicine to help inform patient decision-making, empowering patients, such as Emily Worland, to make the best decisions possible for themselves and their babies. Find out how through the use of personalized data gave Emily confidence in her decision to deliver her baby via elective C-section.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women globally. Find out how early detection saves lives.

UT Health Austin maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Radek Bukowski, MD, PhD, leverages computational medicine to inform individualized pregnancy care. Find out how computational medicine can help combat pregnancy complications and maternal mortality in expecting patients.

Alison Cahill, MD, MSCIIf 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Find out how Kim and Julia, who suffered five miscarriages each, became best friends when UT Health Austin's reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Winifred Mak, MD, PhD, connected them in hopes that they would find mutual support and comfort in one another in a time of need.

Women's Health Jul 13, 2020

Reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Winifred Mak, MD, PhD, recieves grant funding for her research efforts toward establishing a novel way to investigate causes of pregnancy loss and miscarriages. Find out how Dr. Mak's latest research may help us understand the causes of pregnancy loss and prevent miscarriages.

COVID-19 Women's Health May 11, 2020

Are you and your partner trying to conceive or currently pregnant? UT Health Austin obstetrician-gynecologist Lauren Thaxton, MD, addresses uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 and pregnancy.

Severely painful periods are not normal and can be a sign of a more serious problem. Women's Health experts Christina Salazar, MD, and Michael Breen, MD, discuss causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnoses, and treatment options for endometriosis as well as current research being conducted to potentially diagnose endometriosis without surgery.

Women's Health Feb 11, 2020

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can be a lifelong disorder that often requires specialized care to manage. Winifred Mak, MD, PhD, a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, answers common questions about PCOS symptoms, available treatment options, and more.

Human papillomavirus is the cause of 99% of cervical cancers, 73% of head and neck cancers, and linked to various other cancers of the mouth and genitals. 4 out of every 5 people (a whopping 80%) will contract HPV within their lifetime, yet it's still flying under the radar. Find out why.

Women's Health Nov 18, 2019

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.

Cancer Women's Health Sep 17, 2019

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. For some reason, this reproductive cancer may not receive as much attention as other reproductive cancers, but ovarian cancer is serious business.

Yvette Williams-Brown, MD, from UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes discusses Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month with KXAN.

Women's Health Sep 3, 2019

Currently, there is no reliable or standardized screening to prevent or catch ovarian cancer early. MD Anderson and other study sites, including UT Health Austin, are participating in a clinical trial to determine if a blood test could help detect ovarian cancer early in women who are post-menopausal.

Women's Health Jul 31, 2019

Along with a cancer diagnosis comes a million questions. When a person’s life is turned upside down by the diagnosis of cancer, their fertility is often the last thing on their mind. That's where we come in.

Women's Health Jul 24, 2019

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 Jul 17, 2019

Certain diseases, conditions, and medications may make contraception a much more complicated conversation. UT Health Austin ob-gyn Lauren Thaxton, MD, MBA, MSMS, answers questions about complex contraception and who can benefit from these services.

What is women's reproductive health? Dr. Jeffrey Newport, psychiatrist, talks with KXAN news about the considerations women should take around mental health and pregnancy and explains more about UT Health Austin's new reproductive mental health program.

The world's history of encouraging a negative relationship between women and their hormone's may still affect women's health today. Learn why cultivating a positive relationship with your hormones is so important.

Women's Health May 22, 2019

In the Women in Medicine we had the privilege of listening to UT Health Austin doctors Kim Brown, Yvette Williams-Brown and Mrinalini Kulkarni-Date discuss gender-based issues in medicine and have a frank discussion about what it’s really like to be a woman in medicine. Here’s what they had to say on the subjects of family, bias and change.

Videos Women's Health May 6, 2019

Uchenna Ossai, DPT, Pelvic Health Program Manager in Women's Health, discusses why women should recognize the importance of maintaining good pelvic floor health, before, during and after pregnancy.

Women's Health Apr 8, 2019

Your health before pregnancy can have a significant impact on the health of your child just as it would during pregnancy. So, before you get going, you’ll want to make sure your health is in tip-top shape so that you're ready to pass down the best you have to offer to your baby.

Women's Health Mar 20, 2019

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

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.

Women's Health Feb 12, 2019

If you consistently can’t reach orgasm or you experience pain during intercourse or you know something just isn’t right when you’re trying to get in the mood something bigger may actually be going on. Don’t ignore what your mind and body are telling you when it comes to sex, these could actually be symptoms of sexual dysfunction.

Cancer Women's Health Feb 12, 2019

UT Health Austin's Livestrong Cancer Institutes is excited to announce the launch and opening of the Gynecologic Oncology, a service offered through Women’s Health that is open to anyone who may suspect they have cancer or who already have a cancer diagnosis.

Women's Health Jan 15, 2019

UT Health Austin board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Margaret Whitney, MD, NCMP, answers the most frequently asked questions about menopause.

Women's Health Jan 15, 2019

Winifred Mak, MD, PhD, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) Specialist is working with Aspire Fertility to simplify the treatment process, streamline communication, and offer the most advanced therapies available to patients seeking fertility services.

Women's Health Dec 11, 2018

Kegels might be ok in some cases, but UT Health Austin Pelvic Floor pro and certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist, Maureen Ryan Christian, stresses that before you continue with the kegels, you really should talk to a professional because you could be doing more harm than good.

Mindfulness is defined as the practice of maintaining a non-judgmental state of heightened or complete awareness. Dr. Teresa Lanza di Scalea, psychiatrist at UT Health Austin, discusses practical methods you can do everyday to be more mindful.

Videos Women's Health Oct 29, 2018

Many women suffer from vulvodynia, or pain of the vulva. UT Health Austin Physician Assistant, Teresa Reed, talks with KXAN about vulvodynia, symptoms and treatment options available to women so they don't have to suffer with pain.

Women's Health Aug 2, 2018

Vulvodynia is a condition where women experience pain on the vulva. Many women are misdiagnosed or suffer undiagnosed for many years. Know the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options available.