Pavilion for Women's Blog

May 12, 2023

Liz and baby

More than half a million women suffer from a maternal mental health disorder every year

Maternal Mental Health Month is observed in May. The goal of the observance is to raise awareness  of maternal mental health issues before, during and after pregnancy so that more new parents can get the treatment and support they deserve. 

April 18, 2023

London and Dad

Every April, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services observes National Minority Health Month to highlight the importance of improving the health of racial and ethnic minority communities. This national observance is an opportunity to highlight the work of Dr. Melanie Belt, one of three Black obstetrician/gynecologists in Austin, Texas. Black women and other women of color drive for hours to be cared for by Dr. Belt, who recently joined Texas Children’s Hospital.

April 10, 2023

A family moves across the world to ensure the best care for their baby with CDH.
April is CDH Awareness Month.


They say a mother’s love knows no limits — and certainly no distance.

It is exactly this love that prompted Chava Felsinger and her husband, Ephraim, to move their family from their home in Israel to Houston, Texas, when her youngest child was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) during a 20-week ultrasound.

February 27, 2023

Frachtman Family

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women made one Austin woman’s dream of being a mom come true.

Natalie Frachtman, who lives in Austin with her husband Brandon, always hoped to become a mother. It was a chapter of life that she looked forward to with great expectation and excitement.  

February 23, 2023

Laptop typing

Mental health is a critical component of a woman’s treatment for endometriosis

As a reproductive psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Horst has seen the toll endometriosis pain can take on a woman’s mental health.

Her advice is robust, but it starts with early action. “The earlier patients receive the emotional support they need, the better their outcomes are,” said Dr. Horst, a women’s health specialist at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.