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Preeclampsia

During the second or third trimester of pregnancy, a woman may experience problems caused by excessive protein in the urine, high blood pressure and edema (swelling). This...

Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of approximately 41 weeks during which a woman carries a fetus inside of her. In most cases, the fetus grows inside the uterus (womb). Pregnancy is...

Prematurity

Premature births, or prematurity, occur when babies are born before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Some half-million babies are born prematurely in the United...

Pregnancy and Heart Disease

Pregnancy & Congenital Heart Clinic Pregnancy creates a unique strain on a woman’s body and on the heart in particular. Women born with heart defects need...

High Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy where there could be health problems for mother or baby. And while the term “high risk” sounds scary, it simply means that extra special...

Gestational Diabetes

In about 4 percent of all pregnancies, women who have never before had diabetes will develop high blood sugar (glucose) levels. This is known as gestational diabetes. During...

Cesarean Section

A Cesarean section, or C-section, is a surgery performed to deliver a baby through the mother's lower abdomen, usually when unexpected problems develop during delivery. These...

Breastfeeding Support

Overview Benefits Common Challenges Common Questions Guide to Breastfeeding Resources For Friends & Family UAB Women and...

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

The UAB Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine is one of the nation's top programs of its kind, providing high-risk obstetric care with the most advanced diagnostic services and treatments...

OBGYN Services

ABOUT UAB MEDICINE OBGYN SERVICES As part of the UAB Division of Women's Reproductive Healthcare, our services range from complete obstetric care to the medical and...

Uterine Prolapse

A woman's uterus resides in the pelvis, supported by various muscles and ligaments. When these muscles stretch and become weakened, the pelvic floor gives way and the uterus...

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Services

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant. It can have many causes, both physical and emotional, and can occur because of problems in the woman, man, or both. It is...

Male Infertility

Infertility is the inability of a man and a woman to conceive a child after one year of unprotected intercourse. Infertility affects 10-15% of couples. It can be caused by...

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Uterine fibroid embolization, or uterine artery embolization (also known as UFE or UAE), is a procedure that blocks the blood flow to a fibroid tumor, killing it and causing...

Supracervical Hysterectomy

Supracervical hysterectomy (SH) is a surgical procedure to remove only the uterus. The cervix and fallopian tubes are not removed. The decision whether or not to remove the...

Pap Smear

The Pap smear is a screening test to see if a woman has abnormal cells that may indicate the presence of or be predictive of cervical cancer. With routine Pap smear...

Hysteroscopic Sterilization

Hysteroscopic sterilization is a method of permanent birth control that prevents a woman's eggs from traveling through the fallopian tubes to reach sperm. The procedure...

Laparoscopic Sterilization

Laparoscopic sterilization, or bilateral tubal ligation (BTL) is a method of permanent birth control that prevents a woman's eggs from traveling through the fallopian tubes to...

Hysteroscopic Dilation and Curettage

Hysteroscopic dilation and curettage (D&C) is a procedure that removes from the uterus the tissue involved in a miscarriage.  A suction device is used to remove the...