Author: Tina Taylor

Certified Nurse Midwife Specialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine...

The CTSI Mentored Career Development (KL2) Award provides training opportunities for junior faculty working in clinical and translational research to become independent investigators. The program focuses on those junior faculty with strong potential for careers in translational research. KL2 scholars are provided 75% protected time,...

If you are Rh-negative, you may develop antibodies to a baby that is Rh-positive. (link to Rh factor topic) This is called sensitization and your antibodies can cross the placenta and attach to your baby’s blood cells. They then break down the fetus’s red blood...

What is it? As we age, our bones become weaker, less dense and more fragile. A condition called osteoporosis may eventually develop. People with osteoporosis are at increased risk of suffering from bone fractures. Their bones have low mass and poor quality and they can easily...

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a procedure done early in pregnancy in order to test for certain conditions.  A CVS can tell whether a baby has Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis or other genetic or chromosomal conditions. Chorionic villi are tiny finger-shaped cells found in the placenta....

Almost all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). More than 80 percent of American women are infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime, with the majority of individuals clearing the virus with no ill effects. Very few women...

What is it? Pelvic organ prolapse is when the bladder, uterus and/or rectum start pushing into a women’s vagina. This can cause bulging of the vaginal walls and can be more severe so that a woman may actually start seeing the bulging inside of her vagina...

What is it? Chronic pelvic pain is pain in the area between your hips and below your belly button that lasts 6 months or longer. Approximately 10 to 20% of women of childbearing age suffer with this condition. What are the Symptoms? Pelvic pain can present in a...

What is it? Contraception is the use of medications, devices or techniques to prevent pregnancy. It is an important topic for many women and their families.  Deciding if, when and how many children to have is a personal decision but we can help you learn about...