January 29, 2021

Doctors say despite pandemic, don’t miss appointment with your gynecologist

Doctors say despite pandemic, don’t miss appointment with your gynecologist The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing people to cancel their annual doctor’s appointment, but Dr. Yessenia Blancas with UT Physicians says if there is one appointment women should keep, it’s with their gynecologist. “Even if…

January 15, 2021

Maternal-fetal medicine physician and expectant mom receives COVID-19 vaccine

MFM physician and expectant mom receives COVID-19 vaccine At 30 weeks pregnant, most women would be putting the finishing touches on the nursery, rounding up remaining baby gear, and packing their hospital bag. But Jacqueline Parchem, MD, was faced with an…

January 15, 2021

The Psychic Toll of a Pandemic Pregnancy

Psychic Toll of a Pandemic Pregnancy “Women who had Covid while expecting experienced guilt, shame and unhealthy levels of stress.”

January 15, 2021

Family celebrates their triplets this Christmas, after close call

Family celebrates their triplets this Christmas after close call A couple in Nebraska was shocked to find out they were having triplets. Then they learned there was a major complication that jeopardized their babies’ lives. They raced to Houston for…

October 26, 2020

Placenta accreta month: Novel approach to life-threatening pregnancy condition allows woman to have “miracle child” after loss

October is Accreta Awareness Month with a focus on placenta accreta. Margarita Saavedra was referred to UT Physicians maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist Ramesh Papanna, MD, MPH, for an advanced ultrasound after the technician noticed a brain disorder in the baby…

October 26, 2020

Breastfeeding 101: Tips for new moms during the pandemic

August is National Breastfeeding Month, a time to highlight the beautiful and natural bonding experience between a mother and child. However, nursing an infant has its own set of challenges – some which are new due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pamela…

August 7, 2017

New Zika Testing Recommendations for Pregnant Women: What You Need to Know

On July 24th the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed their guidelines on testing for Zika in pregnant women. Clara Ward, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital addresses…

July 14, 2016

Zika-related Microcephaly

After news that a baby was born in Harris County with Microcephaly associated with the Zika Virus, a Houston-area mother is shedding light on what it’s like living with the defect. Her daughter has the condition. Dr. Sean Blackwell discusses Zika-related…

October 1, 2015

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

UTHealth professionals at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston showed their support today for women with ovarian cancer by wearing teal. The “TEAL OUT Day” supports patients, survivors, and those fighting for a cure for ovarian cancer. Ovarian…

April 10, 2013

In Memory of Joan Miller

As most of you know, we have lost a dear and beloved member of our UTHealth family, Joan Miller. In difficult times like these, many of us seek special ways to express our sympathy and appreciation for those who have…