My infertility story

Amy Savannah Schutt

Years ago I wondered if I would ever successfully carry a pregnancy. I’d had a miscarriage, two surgeries, countless ultrasounds and many infertility treatments without success, and doubt began to set in. Would I ever be a mother? Would my husband and I build our family in other ways, such as through adoption? Why did no one tell us that infertility is more common than we had known, affecting 1 in 8 couples? And if infertility is so common, why did it feel isolating, stressful, and at times, hopeless? Full Entry »

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Why we March for Babies

Morgan Bryan Family

I unexpectedly found myself the mother of identical twin boys at 24 weeks gestation in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day, 2014. To say I was unprepared is an understatement. Jonah and Austin were born 36 hours after my water broke. Jonah was 1 pound, 9 ounces and Austin was 1 pound, 10 ounces and to me, they were perfect.  Full Entry »

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5 common questions about the pill


Adolescents often have many preconceived ideas about how contraceptive methods work and their side effects. When posed with questions about which methods might work best for their own needs, whether to control irregular periods, menstrual cramps or for an actual contraceptive method, the following questions often arise in relation to oral contraceptive pills. Full Entry »

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Baby Friendly Hospital Designation: What does it mean for Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women?

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This post was co-authored by Nancy Hurst, director of Women’s Support Services and Lynda Tyer-Viola, director over Women’s Services.

After several years of preparation and training, Texas Children’s Hospital received the Baby Friendly Hospital designation on February 25th, 2016. Full Entry »

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Toxic Shock Syndrome: What women need to know

As the recent news story of a Michigan teen hospitalized for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) after prolonged tampon use circulates the internet, many parents and teens are now left wondering if tampon usage is safe. Here are some basic facts about TSS and what all females and parents should know about proper tampon usage. Full Entry »

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