Today, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas released details on the first four living-donor uterine transplants performed in the United States as part of a clinical trial under Institutional Review Board approval. These first four surgeries were performed in September. This announcement comes after two years of preparation and a careful review of all 16 … Continue reading Baylor University Medical Center performs first living-donor uterus transplants in the U.S.
When we think of premature babies, our first thought is not about what they will wear after they’re born. We think of incubators. We think of ventilators. We imagine what their tiny features might look like and perhaps our thoughts turn to the health challenges that can accompany a premature birth. Now, members of the Threads of Love foundation … Continue reading Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns
Will my weight and diet affect my pregnancy? Women are considered to have an ideal body weight determined by their height and weight called the body mass index (BMI). A majority of women are most fertile if they are at a healthy body weight. Women who are underweight and overweight may have more difficulty getting … Continue reading How your diet can impact your pregnancy
Many women think of the excitement a new child brings, but one of the often overlooked steps is planning for the pregnancy. Preconception care, the care that a woman receives during her reproductive years, is important to allow the patient and her doctor time to identify concerns that might affect getting pregnant or increase risks … Continue reading 6 questions to ask yourself before you consider pregnancy
A new community healthcare program is determined to break the generational cycle of poverty by empowering first-time mothers in McLennan County. Founded nearly a month ago, Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in connection with Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, helps mothers become confident parents and strong women. Each mother is partnered with a nurse mentor … Continue reading Mentoring program empowers expectant mothers in Waco community
As a labor and delivery nurse at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, I couldn’t wait to start my own family. However, my husband and I struggled through years of infertility treatments to become parents and were overjoyed to finally be pregnant with twins in the spring of 2008. But our joy turned to heartbreak … Continue reading Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing
Women lead very busy lives. They spend time caring for their children, spouses, aging parents and often everyone else but themselves. As a gynecologist, I play an important role in helping these women transition to menopause. Many women do not know what menopause actually means. The medical definition of menopause is one year without menses. This … Continue reading 9 things you never knew about menopause
An estimated five million women in the United States are suffering from a condition that not only has the potential to hinder fertility, but is also associated with metabolic issues that could lead to diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a perplexing and sometimes devastating condition. Joseph I. Fernandez, MD, the … Continue reading What is polycystic ovary syndrome?
Find out why IUDs are becoming a popular contraceptive device once more More than 99 percent of sexually active women have used some form of contraception, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But only 3.5 percent of those women have tried an Intrauterine Contraceptive Device or IUD. It has even been called the most … Continue reading Is an intrauterine device right for you?
A version of this article originally appeared in Baylor’s My Health, a women’s health newsletter. Incontinence and overactive bladder issues are common among women and are largely treatable. Yet many women suffer in silence, embarrassed to discuss their symptoms with their doctors. Muriel Boreham, MD, a urogynecologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center … Continue reading Women’s incontinence: resources, facts, upcoming seminars