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October 03, 2019 | Nathan C. Sundgren, MD, PhD, Jennifer M. M. Bump, MD

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For many years, the standard procedure was to immediately clamp the umbilical cord when a baby was delivered. However, over the last decade, researchers are now revealing evidence that supports delayed cord clamping. Research in this area is still growing; and, as of today, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology endorses delayed clamping. There are significant benefits to delayed cord clamping and very little risk. The decision of how long to wait depends largely on the status of your newborn, the discretion of the delivery team and your preference....

September 30, 2019 | Shaine A. Morris, MD, MPH

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What is a fetal arrhythmia and how is it treated?

Fetal arrhythmia refers to an abnormal fetal heartbeat or rhythm. Most arrhythmias are not dangerous, but some are concerning. If your doctor suspects fetal arrythmia, you need to consult a fetal cardiologist immediately. At Texas Children’s Fetal Center, we have treated fetal arrhythmias for decades, and have strategies to manage the various types. With proper intervention, most arrhythmias can be resolved...

September 05, 2019 | Aleisha Christensen, paitient's mom
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Meet Kai Christensen, a 4-year-old fighter who overcame bleak chances of survival long before he was born. Kai means unbreakable and this little boy, although only 4 years old, is already living up to his name.  

Kai's parents, Aleisha and Rory Christensen, had a strong feeling they were having a boy, but during their anatomy scan ultrasound, the tech announced they were having a girl. Another look at the ultrasound from a different angle changed the whole story, it was indeed a boy, but there was something else too. 

"The ultrasound technician asked if we could stay in the room while the...

August 29, 2019 | Nancy M. Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC
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If you are pregnant and have breast implants, you are probably wondering if you will be able to breastfeed safely. You are not alone. In fact, many new moms with breast implants often ask if they can safely and successfully breastfeed.

In short, the answer is most certainly yes. With careful planning, preparation and education, you can successfully breastfeed your baby. Below are answers to seven common questions moms ask.

Should I even bother breastfeeding?

You have probably heard breast milk referred to as liquid gold, that’s because...

August 26, 2019 | Jennifer E. Dietrich, MSc, MD, FACOG
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