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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Timing Is Key

Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Deciding when to have a baby is one of, if not THE, most important decisions a woman makes in her life.  Many factors influence the decision. Over the last few decades, there has been a trend to delay childbearing amongst women in industrialized nations.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Out of Office: What’s the Right Amount of Maternity Leave?

Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD, (Ob/gyn)
Motherhood brings many challenges to a woman’s life. One of the first challenges for working moms to figure out is how long to take off from work after giving birth. I get this question almost daily; and it is a question that comes with much angst for many women. This is a very complex and personal question with no perfect answer.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Hydrotherapy for Labor Support and Water Birth

Jacqueline Turner, MD

A bath can be so relaxing, even for a woman in labor.

For a laboring mother interested in low-intervention labor support, hydrotherapy is an age-old method of managing pain and anxiety.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Front-line Defense Against the Flu: Your OBGYN

Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD (OB/GYN)
The 2014 flu season is proving to be bad one with the number of reported cases and hospitalizations rising each week. In St Louis alone, we have had at least 15 deaths from the flu. Barnes-Jewish Hospital typically cares for the sickest of the sick and has had 9 deaths as result of flu infections. Unvaccinated pregnant women have lost their babies from becoming infected with the flu this year.
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