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June 26, 2019 | Laurie S. Swaim, MD
PHOTO: Texas Children's Pavilion for Women

Over the years it's become quite common for mothers to request an early delivery date. Some moms want to induce labor or schedule their cesarean so they can have their baby early for reasons of convenience or comfort; others want to choose their child’s birth date for sentimental reasons, and some moms want to avoid delivering on certain dates or holidays.

Whatever the motive, the practice of early induction of labor, or early cesarean delivery for non-medical reasons can cause major problems for the baby and even the mother. During recent years, research studies have...

June 12, 2019 |

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women has been designated a level IV maternal care facility, the highest level of care available. The designation was finalized late last week and followed a rigorous site visit conducted by the EMS/Trauma Systems Office of the Texas Department of State Health Services. A level IV maternal care facility provides comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum patients, from those with low-risk conditions up to and including the most complex medical, surgical and/or obstetrical conditions that present a high-risk of maternal morbidity or mortality.

“This designation certifies that we offer the highest level of care for the most complex...

May 23, 2019 | Tiffany M. McKee-Garrett, MD
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May 09, 2019 | Pavilion for Women

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As a newly pregnant woman, you might notice that your body is undergoing a lot of changes that you hadn't anticipated or you’re not sure if what you’re seeing or feeling is normal.

May 02, 2019 | Shelly Nalbone, MS, RN, CPNP, IBCLC
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We’ve all heard the sayings, “breast milk is the best milk,” “it’s the ultimate baby food,” and “breast milk is liquid gold.” Experts agree; breast milk is the gold standard for infant nutrition. It provides your baby with the calories, fats and nutrients needed for growth, and also secures important immunities to protect from illness. No other infant feeding substitute can measure up to breast milk.

If breast milk is the “foundation of life” and so great for my baby, why is he so fussy and gassy? Is he allergic to my milk? Could he...

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