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April 29, 2020 | Lauren Perkins

We’re a month into our COVID-19 quarantine. Weeks have never flown by so fast and also taken so long to pass at the same time. Our normal seems like a distant memory, but I miss it. Well, some of it. Not so much the crazy busy schedules, but I miss freedom and people who don’t live in my house. If I happen to see someone in person, I worry if I’m getting too close. Telling family to stay away from my kids is awful. I’m certainly not much of a hugger or a crier, but I want to give hugs and I’ve started crying on a regular basis.

In the beginning, I kept telling myself I’ve done this before, like any high-order multiple mom has. When you have lots of tiny babies who...

April 22, 2020 | Codi Dawn Wiener, MD

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Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body. But what if you’re pregnant? Does this change the constructive nature of exercise to a potentially dangerous activity?

There are many factors that go into answering this question, such as how often you exercised before you became pregnant and what kind of exercises your body is accustomed to doing.

If you follow certain guidelines, exercising during pregnancy may be more than safe — it may be extremely beneficial!

The list below shows the impact of...

April 14, 2020 | Jennifer M. M. Bump, MD

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a time of uncertainty for everyone and mothers-to-be especially may be wondering how their birth plan may be impacted. Though we are living in an unprecedented time, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women and all of our providers are prepared to provide the compassionate care we always have, understanding that you may have some questions about your birth plan in light of the current visitation guidelines we have in place for the safety of our mothers, babies and staff.

You might be wondering how to adjust...

April 07, 2020 |

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We are living in an unprecedented time and it’s safe to say the emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in many unforeseen changes. Some of those changes are bringing forth more questions than answers, especially for women who are trying to become pregnant, in the fertility treatment process or thinking about beginning fertility treatments.

This pandemic is difficult for many, and we understand this time can be even more stressful for women who are in the midst of their infertility journeys. It’s important to be gentle with yourself...

March 20, 2020 | Nancy M. Hurst, PhD, RN, IBCLC

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Most people know about the profound benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mothers. As is the case in other natural disasters, the effects of breastfeeding are even more important now during this pandemic. During this period of uncertainty, breastfeeding is very important because it can protect infants from respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. Along the Gulf Coast, we have experienced disasters when clean water and food supplies are limited. At those times, we are reminded that mothers have the optimal nutrition resource...