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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.

Long-Acting Contraceptives Recommended for Teens

Long-Acting Contraceptives Recommended for Teens

Condoms and birth control pills may be the most recognizable methods of contraception. But recent studies show that long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) are the most effective method of preventing teen pregnancy. UR Medicine experts Drs. Andrew Aligne and Katherine Greenberg explain why LARCs are the best birth control option for teens.
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