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Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Planning for Parenthood After Cancer

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be heartbreaking. Learning that a treatment that can save your life might also dash your dream of having a family can compound that heartbreak to an indescribable degree. UR Medicine Fertility Specialist Dr. Wendy Vitek discusses options for preserving fertility through cancer treatment.

Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism: What’s the Risk?

Pregnancy, Antidepressants and Autism: What’s the Risk?

A new study found an association between antidepressant use in mothers during pregnancy and the incidence of autism in children. UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Neil Seligman sorts through this issue, offering advice for women who suffer from depression and are pregnant or want to become pregnant.
 

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

Myth Buster: The Truth About Midwives

While the profession of midwifery has evolved with modern health care, misperceptions persist based on centuries-old images or misunderstandings. UR Medicine certified nurse midwife Michele Burtner sorts out facts from some of the fiction.

Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Safety Check: Pregnancy and Antidepressant Drugs

Is it safe to take antidepressants when you’re pregnant? UR Medicine high-risk pregnancy expert Dr. Neil Seligman sorts through this issue, offering advice for women who suffer from depression and are pregnant or want to become pregnant.

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Changing Childbirth: Episiotomy Rates Drop

Once considered routine during childbirth, episiotomies are on the decline, according to a recent study. Episiotomy is a surgical incision made to widen the opening of the birth canal. The downward trend is good news, says UR Medicine childbirth expert Dr. Loralei Thornburg.

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