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Giving Birth at Duke? What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19
Giving Birth at Duke? What We’re Doing to Keep You Safe During COVID-19

It’s natural to feel anxious when it’s time to have your baby, but you don’t need added stress about coming to a hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Duke doc ...

Fertility Treatments: What You Need to Know
Fertility Treatments: What You Need to Know

Sometimes the road to a baby bump can be bumpy. How do you know if you need fertility treatments or just more patience? Reproductive endocrinologist Thomas Pric ...

Mona Lisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness
Mona Lisa Laser Is New Treatment for Vaginal Dryness

A drop in estrogen levels often associated with menopause and other conditions can cause uncomfortable and sometimes painful dryness and thinning of the vaginal ...

Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus
Rheumatologist Expands Pregnancy Possibilities for Women with Lupus

Pregnancy used to be considered too risky for women with lupus, an autoimmune disease. Today, a Duke rheumatologist is helping women with the disease achieve th ...

Mom Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Prevent Premature Births
Mom Turns Heartbreak into Mission to Prevent Premature Births

Moline Prak Pandiyan's son was born preterm and lived just five and a half months. After care from Duke Maternal-Fetal Medicine, her second child was born full- ...

Is Vaginal Mesh Dangerous? Learn the Facts
Is Vaginal Mesh Dangerous? Learn the Facts

Vaginal mesh surgeries have been the subject of serious concern because of complications associated with the use of vaginal mesh. However, misinformation has co ...

Opening Up About Vaginal Prolapse
Opening Up About Vaginal Prolapse

Nobody wants to talk about vaginal prolapse, but that’s exactly why LaRue Dedrick of Durham was willing to open up about her experience. “I never heard of it, o ...

Prenatal Diagnosis of Heart Condition Gives Baby Girl a Healthy Future
Prenatal Diagnosis of Heart Condition Gives Baby Girl a Healthy Future

When the Olaizs learned their unborn baby had a heart condition, they were transferred to Duke's maternal-fetal experts for care during her high-risk pregnancy. ...

Induced Labor May Increase Autism Risk
Induced Labor May Increase Autism Risk

Women whose labors are induced or helped along may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to an analy ...

Fertility Treatments Result in Bundle of Joy
Fertility Treatments Result in Bundle of Joy

Hearing friends announce a new pregnancy can bring great joy. It also can bring a unique mix of emotions known only, perhaps, to couples struggling to conceive. ...

The Unspoken Dilemma
The Unspoken Dilemma

Incontinence. Bowel control problems. Pelvic pain, especially during intercourse. Many women live with these problems silently, not knowing that treatments are ...

Fertility Advances Increase IVF Success Rate
Fertility Advances Increase IVF Success Rate

Sarah Goldman and her husband wanted to start a family, but because of his spinal cord injury, they knew they wouldn't be able to conceive traditionally. The Gr ...