Navigating COVID-19 and the Vaccine in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women
Jeannie Kelly, MD, MS, Washington University maternal-fetal medicine specialist at the Women & Infants Center, a partnership among Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Physicians talks about COVID-19, ...
Development of a Standardized, Reproducible Screening Examination for Assessment of Pelvic Floor Myofascial Pain
Urogynecologists Melanie R. Meister, MD and Jerry L. Lowder, MD, MSc show a new standardized examination for patients with pelvic floor pain.
In Utero Surgery Gives Hope to Babies with Spina Bifida
Approximately one in 1000 pregnancies are complicated by neural tube defects, more commonly known as spina bifida. Postnatal surgery has been the most common management approach, but research has revealed that a prenatal procedure produces ...
Fetal Surgery for Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Learning you’re pregnant with two little ones instead of one can be exciting news. But, twin pregnancies are marked by certain risks that typically don’t impact a single fetus. One such complication is twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome ...
Advances in ultrasound have made it possible for doctors to diagnose congenital conditions earlier and more accurately. And improved ultrasound is used to guide surgeons as they perform fetal surgery.
Opioid Screening for Pregnant Women and Newborns
Health care providers at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital have developed a standardized approach to screening for opioid use in pregnant women and care for opioid-exposed newborns.
Study Assesses the Duration of Long-Acting Contraceptives
Hormonal intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants are garnering renewed attention in the United States because of their superior effectiveness over other forms of birth control, such as pills and condoms.
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
Washington University reproductive endocrinologists and fertility specialists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital have become a regional resource for patients with single-gene disorders who want pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to help them ...
Reducing C-section Infection Rates
A study from Washington University School of Medicine offers strong guidance on the best way to reduce the infection risk.
Imaging Technique Examines Uterine Electrophysiology in Preterm Contractions
A new imaging tool under development will examine the electrophysiology of the uterus, with the ultimate goal of learning why some women experience preterm contractions and preterm birth while others do not.
Helping Transgender People Build Families
Barnes-Jewish Hospital has been recognized as a leader in LGBTQ health care equality by the national Human Rights Campaign organization and is dedicated to supporting members in their efforts to become parents.
New Clues Link Cholesterol To Fertility
Whether made by the body or ingested through diet, cholesterol plays a vital role in cells.
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