Women & Infants

Women & Infants

May 6, 2022

UAB Medicine Employee Couple Juggle Premature Birth, Organ Transplant

UAB Medicine clinicians take pride in the excellent care they provide for patients and families. In 2020, employees Kacy and Daniel Tucker got an up-close view of that care – this time from the patient side. An organ transplant surgery and the premature birth of their child at the same time are not what the Tuckers would have planned, but the family now reports good outcomes for both experiences.
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April 19, 2022

The Peony Project: Honoring Women Who Beat Addiction During Pregnancy

The most enduring art often honors bravery, especially when the subjects who inspired it beat the odds. The Peony Project is one such tribute, a collection of 50 unique flower paintings that represent the 50 Alabama moms who sought treatment during the first year of a unique UAB Medicine program that helps women overcome addiction during pregnancy.
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February 27, 2022

Uterus Transplant Program offers new hope

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week, and UAB Medicine is home to a program bringing new hope to those struggling with infertility: the Uterus Transplant Program.
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December 6, 2021

UAB Hospital Delivers Record-Breaking Premature Babyp

In April 2021, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit team celebrated as Curtis Means was discharged after 275 days in the hospital. Six months later, Curtis and his team held another celebration as he was officially named the world’s most premature infant to survive by Guinness World Records. 
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July 26, 2021

UAB Medicine Uses Music Therapy to Comfort Women after Fetal Loss

Fetal loss is emotionally traumatic. To make matters worse, women who have a miscarriage or stillbirth also must deal with the stress of procedures necessary to remove the deceased fetus. So the UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) developed a music therapy program to comfort mothers in this situation.
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May 4, 2021

UAB Medicine Physician Offers Advice for New and Expectant Mothers

Each Mother’s Day we honor and celebrate the maternal figures in our lives and the positive impact they make. It’s also a good time to recognize that many new and expectant mothers may feel overwhelmed by the challenges motherhood brings. Janeen Arbuckle, MD, PhD, of UAB Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, provides advice that may be helpful for women and their partners as they navigate this exciting phase of life.
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December 17, 2020

UAB establishes uterus transplant program

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and UAB Medicine have established the first uterus transplant program in the Southeast and the fourth such program in the United States.
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November 18, 2020

Genetic Testing Can Lead to a More Successful IVF Pregnancy

For many couples, welcoming a healthy baby into their family is easy: They simply let nature take its course. For others, the journey is more difficult, and a healthy baby enters their lives only through the couple’s persistence and taking advantage of the latest scientific advances.
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November 9, 2020

UAB Medicine Again Earns Prestigious Baby-Friendly Designation

UAB Medicine once again achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, the accrediting body for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) in the United States.
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August 5, 2020

Trusting our Twin Daughters to UAB Was the Right Choice

When we found out we were expecting twins, we were nervous about the usual things you expect when you first hear the word “twins”: twice the feedings, twice the diapers, and twice the sleepless nights. At 19 weeks, however, we found out that there were serious complications, and our initial worries couldn’t even compare. We had started our prenatal care at another Birmingham hospital, and were referred to a specialized hospital out of state for further testing and opinions.
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July 30, 2020

UAB Ranked Again as Best Hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report

UAB Hospital has been again named the best hospital in Alabama by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the magazine named eight specialty programs within the top 50 in the nation, seven of those within the top 30, along with two others noted as being “high performing” in the 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings, released today.
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May 12, 2020

Home STD Tests are Convenient, but There are Drawbacks

Seeing a health care provider usually is the most reliable way to determine if you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). In some cases, home testing for STDs provides a convenient or necessary alternative, but it may come with some drawbacks.
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