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September 14, 2020 | Elisha Jackson, MD

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 Pelvic floor disorders are more common than most people think. Approximately 25% of women in the U.S. report at least one of the symptoms associated with these disorders. Some common pelvic floor disorders include:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (patients report “something is falling out of my vagina”)
  • Urinary incontinence (patients are unable to make it to the bathroom without leaking or they leak while coughing, laughing, exercising, etc.)
  • Urinary urgency/frequency (patients report “going to the restroom...
August 28, 2020 |

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August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, which highlights the importance of breast milk as a primary source of nutrition for infants. Despite the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation to provide breast milk exclusively for the first six months of life, only about 24% of infants in Texas are fed only breast milk at this age and just 55% are fed any breast milk at all at 6 months of age.

Breastfeeding rates are even lower among minority groups....

July 21, 2020 | Jennifer Rossi

Jennifer Rossi was 20 weeks pregnant, brimming with excitement to see her baby girl on the screen during her anatomy scan.

“I was so excited to go to my anatomy scan – all my previous testing had come back clear and all our previous ultrasounds looked good!” said Rossi.

“I was recording a video to send to my boyfriend, Delaney’s father, who was deployed at the time and I remember just a few minutes into the ultrasound, the technician said ‘you may want to stop the video, there is something wrong.’ It was the worst moment of my life. In a fog, I was taken into my doctor’s office and she referred to me to a specialist for immediate further testing,” Rossi...

July 06, 2020 | Karen Louise Horst, MD

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women that comes with a rollercoaster of emotions, but pregnancy during a global pandemic carries a host of unexpected challenges. Worry, increased anxiety and stress are normal feelings that many women experience, but the pandemic may further increase these. If you are pregnant and find your stress levels increasing, bring up any concerns to your provider who can connect you with resources to help.

Some anxiety about the potential of getting sick is completely appropriate and can...

June 03, 2020 | Natalia Angulo-Hinkson

Navigating first time motherhood is both an exciting and challenging journey for all new parents, but becoming a first-time mom during a global pandemic comes with many unexpected feelings and some silver linings, too.

“Being isolated for more than eight weeks has been both lonely and incredibly special,” shared first-time mom Natalia Angulo-Hinkson.

This experience certainly hasn’t been what she and her husband expected.

“I envisioned my maternity leave to be a time to get things done and get out and see things, which hasn’t been the case, both because of the pandemic and because as a first-time mom, I clearly didn’t realize what having a newborn...