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The delicate art of genetic counseling for expectant parents

Publish Date: 10/25/2018

closeup of couple holding handsYour joy of expecting a baby has just turned to worry – family history suggests your baby might have an inherited medical condition and your doctor is recommending genetic counseling. You have no idea what this means or what to expect.

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Women's Health
Genetics - Obstetrics
Prenatal Diagnosis
Jeffrey M. Dicke

The Fourth Trimester

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

New mom with sleeping babyCongratulations, you’ve just had a baby! The newest member of your family is getting everyone’s undivided attention. However, you, the new mom, still need to take care of yourself – the next three months are important for your health and well-being.

New Mother, New Baby, New Sadness -- Who Knew?

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

Moms and babiesWhat is the most common complication of pregnancy? If you guessed gestational diabetes or hypertension, you would be wrong. The correct answer is perinatal (postpartum) depression.

Women's Health
Shannon N. Lenze

Take Heart for a Healthy Pregnancy

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

Handprints forming heart on pregnant bellyCongratulations, you are having a baby! But you also have a heart condition – what do you do next? If you are pregnant and have heart disease, special care is needed during and after your pregnancy.

Women's Health

Pregnancy Myth Busters

Publish Date: 10/12/2017

Pregnant woman eating yogurtCongratulations – you are expecting a baby! There will be no shortage of advice from well-meaning friends, relatives and yes, strangers.  To help you wade through the information overload, Eric Strand, MD, Director of Washington University’s Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, busts some of the top pregnancy myths.

Don't Ignore that Pregnancy Itch

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

pregnant woman and doctorYou expected some discomfort in your last trimester, but the itching of your hands and feet was more than you could stand. You felt silly calling the doctor, but after she listened to your symptoms, she wanted to see you right away. You had cholestasis of pregnancy.

Ebony Carter
Women's Health

Recognizing Symptoms of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Publish Date: 6/14/2017

orange peelsOne of your breasts was swollen and the skin looked like an orange peel. You thought it was just an infection, but your doctor thought differently. Imaging tests revealed a condition most people have never heard of – inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) – a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer.

Women's Health
Breast Cancer
Rebecca L. Aft

Attention Women: You don't have to Live with Incontinence

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

For such a long time, women with incontinence suffered in silence. This was a secret many didn’t want to talk about –even with their closest friends. Incontinence can be distressing and can have a dramatic effect on a woman’s quality of life. There are now many management options for treatment of stress and urge incontinence.

Women's Health
Chiara Ghetti
Physical Therapy
Urologic Surgery

Ready, Set, Refresh (Your Skin)

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

pretty woman in snowThe summer sun is a distant memory, but the damage to your skin is not. Winter is a perfect time to freshen and rejuvenate your face. There are many treatment choices to reverse the effects of sun exposure. Give yourself the gift of beautiful skin this winter and find out which treatment plan is best for you.

Oh Baby, You're Having a Baby!

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Congratulations, you are having a baby! There is no shortage of baby books and reading material for expectant mothers, and the avalanche of information can be overwhelming. Washington University Obstetric Consultants are here to help you understand the changes that will occur in your body, what to expect during your prenatal visits, throughout your pregnancy, delivery and care after your baby is born.