Baylor University Medical Center performs first living-donor uterus transplants in the U.S.

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.




Threads of Love designs preemie-sized clothing for newborns

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




6 questions to ask yourself before you consider 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




Mentoring program empowers expectant mothers in Waco community

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




Labor and delivery nurse: My premature twins are a beautiful blessing

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’s incontinence: resources, facts, upcoming seminars

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