“We are all connected at the heart.”

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Photo by Julie Soefer

A little background … My wife Rachel and I fell in love and dated long distance (Houston to Detroit) for just over a year before we got engaged. My love was so strong for her, the only thing that made sense was if my proposal took place in the center of a heart made by picture frames and pictures of our adventures together. Full Entry »

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Preparing for your high-risk delivery and newborn’s hospitalization class

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It’s natural to feel a massive wave of emotions after discovering you’re expecting a child! This is a wonderfully exciting time for you and your family, but we understand it can also feel overwhelming. While every family faces challenges, finding out your newborn may need to be hospitalized after birth can feel particularly stressful. To help families navigate this challenging experience, Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women offers a preparatory course in high-risk deliveries and newborn hospitalization. Full Entry »

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Meet our physicians: Dr. Jennifer Bump

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At Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, we care for women and children from preconception, to long after the birth of the child. We are dedicated to obstetrics, gynecology and fetal intervention because we know to improve the health of children, we must start with mothers. To help you get to know our physicians better, we decided to sit down with them and do a short Q&A.

Learn more about Dr. Bump, specialist in gynecologic and obstetric care, below: Full Entry »

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Preparing for multiples

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Surprise! You’ve found out you’re not just having one … you’re expecting two or three or more! While discovering you’re carrying multiples can be incredibly exciting, we understand it can feel a bit overwhelming too. But, every family is different. Full Entry »

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Thankful to be a survivor

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When I was about 26 weeks pregnant with my fourth boy, I went into my OB/GYN’s office for an ultrasound due to a bleed. I had previously been diagnosed with a complete previa. During this ultrasound, they discovered I also potentially had accreta. Placenta accreta is a pregnancy condition that occurs when blood vessels and other parts of the placenta grow too deeply into the uterine wall. An MRI a few days later confirmed accreta. I had NO idea what that was or the journey I was about to embark on. Full Entry »

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