Category: Women & Infants

Patient Care & Research: Inside the Lab of a Physician-Scientist

Patient Care & Research: Inside the Lab of a Physician-Scientist

Kelle Moley, MD, is a Washington University obstetrician and gynecologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moley also is co-director of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research program at Washington University. Though much of what happens in Moley’s lab, or in any research lab for that matter, is complex and often painstakingly detailed, the
basic premise is simple: A researcher asks a scientific

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There’s Something Special About Dr. Turner

There’s Something Special About Dr. Turner

It was two weeks before her scheduled cesarean delivery and Sylvia Searleman, 32, was going into labor. This would be Searleman’s third baby and her third C-section. Her obstetrician-gynecologist, Jacqueline Turner, MD, rushed to the hospital to meet her. Before long, Searleman was in a crowded delivery room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, numb from the waist

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Tweeting About Medicine

Tweeting About Medicine

Though medical school didn’t teach Anthony Shanks, MD, and Kenan Omurtag, MD, FACOG, how to use Twitter, they are finding ways to incorporate tweeting into their professional routines. In addition to surgeries, examinations, consultations and all the attendant duties of their work as obstetricians and gynecologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, these two physicians share information about

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Four ways to support a breastfeeding mom

Four ways to support a breastfeeding mom

Breastfeeding may seem like it only involves mom and baby, but moms who succeed at breastfeeding agree: Everyone’s support is important! Breastfeeding has proven health benefits for moms and babies, and breast milk is the most complete source of nutrition for baby’s first year and beyond.
During World Breastfeeding Week, Barnes-Jewish Hospital would like

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Endometriosis: one woman’s painful journey to pregnancy

Endometriosis: one woman’s painful journey to pregnancy

Like most women training for a marathon, Keli Lawson didn’t want to let her period stop her from running. But endometriosis forced Lawson to stop hitting the pavement, and working altogether, due to the intense pain caused by the disease.
Lawson was diagnosed with endometriosis when she started getting her periods at age 13. Endometriosis

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Corset diet could have negative effects, especially postpartum

Corset diet could have negative effects, especially postpartum

Lately, a trendy diet called the “corset diet” has women wearing tight-fitting wraps around their midsection in an effort to lose baby weight fast. But an OB/GYN at Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a warning for women looking to this quick fix for weight loss.
“Women who are wearing these corsets for hours at a time are

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Top 5 myths for new moms

Top 5 myths for new moms

Barnes-Jewish Hospital began its journey to become a Baby Friendly Hospital last summer. One year later, we’ve learned some of the best ways to take care of new moms and their babies may not be what many patients have heard from family, friends or the internet. Here are the top 5 myths we’ve heard over

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When pregnancy lasts longer than 40 weeks

When pregnancy lasts longer than 40 weeks

Many pregnant women are looking forward to giving birth by the time 40 weeks rolls around. That probably includes Kate Middleton, who is past her widely speculated due date of July 13. What happens when the baby decides to stay past 40 weeks? Rosanna Gray-Swain, MD, a BJC Medical Group OB/GYN who delivers babies at

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Cord blood can change the future of medicine

Cord blood can change the future of medicine

July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing public knowledge of a simple donation that has the power to change lives and the future of medicine.

Stem cells are a powerful tool for blood and tissue regeneration and can be used to treat cancer, immune system disorders and other devastating

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Turning a sad story into a heart-felt donation

Turning a sad story into a heart-felt donation

Six months ago, Janet and Dustin Scheller felt the joy of having a second child. Sadly, they also felt the sorrow of losing that child just 24 hours after she was born.
In fall 2012, Janet was 23 weeks pregnant when she and Dustin learned that their unborn daughter, who they had already named

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