Researchers receive funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help develop low-cost, bedside equipment for people in underserved regions
EMMI imaging to give insights into preterm labor (Links to an external site)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little NICU Stars
In honor of prematurity awareness month, Dr. Molly Stout was interviewed for a video that was used on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital social media channels. Dr. Stout is one of our doctors who works the March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center at Washington University.
When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away (Links to an external site)
findings suggest that women becoming moms for the first time should begin pushing right away when they become completely dilated, for the best outcome for themselves and for their babies
Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces likelihood of C-sections (Links to an external site)
No increased risks to newborns, study shows
Critical connections (Links to an external site)
New integrated center changes care model for women and babies
Understanding the importance of the fourth trimester care for new mothers (Links to an external site)
Dr. Camaryn Chrisman Robbins discusses why the fourth trimester is a critical time for mom and baby
Family-friendly care for Barnes-Jewish, Children’s hospital patients (Links to an external site)
New configuration at the Women & Infants Center brings mothers who have high-risk or complicated labor and deliveries much closer to their babies.
Parents share story of in-utero Spina bifida surgery in St. Louis (Links to an external site)
Dr. Michael Bebbington talks about in-utero Spina bifida surgery, the first of its kind at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
New inpatient towers cater to women, infants, cancer patients (Links to an external site)
Fostering the infant-parent bond motivated the design of this new center
Dr. Emily Jungheim’s plan to save a cervical cancer patient’s fertility (Links to an external site)
Dr. Emily Jungheim discusses treatment and the importance of cervical cancer awareness
Why risk it? Protect your child against cancer (Links to an external site)
Could baby’s first bacteria take root before birth? (Links to an external site)
The womb was thought to be sterile, but some scientists argue that it’s where the microbiome begins.
Trump contraceptive move could lead to more abortions (Links to an external site)
Jeffrey Peipert and David Eisenberg comment on cut back of free birth control requirement.
Washington People: Sarah England (Links to an external site)
Noted researcher encourages tenacity and tackling new challenges.
Ultrasound trainees visit Medical Campus as part of international study (Links to an external site)
Trial will evaluate if clean-fuel stoves can reduce household pollution.
Malaria drug protects fetuses from Zika infection (Links to an external site)
Treatment prevents virus from crossing placenta to infect fetus, mouse study shows.
Makeup of vaginal microbiome linked to preterm birth (Links to an external site)
Study conducted in primarily African-American population.
Science Matters: Stopping Zika (Links to an external site)
Finding ways to stop epidemics like Zika inspires Indira Mysorekar, PhD.
Tuuli receives national clinical research award (Links to an external site)
Publication compared skin antiseptic agents at cesarean delivery.
Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows (Links to an external site)
Findings help explain UTI link to sexual activity.
Detecting, diagnosing women’s cancers in new ways (Links to an external site)
Ob/gyn faculty collaborating with engineering school to study new cancer imaging techniques.
Insurance coverage for IVF increases chance of having baby (Links to an external site)
Without coverage, many cannot afford multiple infertility treatments.
Stomach flutters, sweaty palms, sheer joy at Match Day (Links to an external site)
Medical students find out their destinations for residency training.
How a St. Louis nonprofit is helping Ethiopian girls stay in school (Links to an external site)
Dr. Lewis Wall and his wife founded Dignity Period with a clear mission in mind.
Hospital abortions may save lives, but Missouri will cut funds to organizations that provide them (Links to an external site)
Dr. David Eisenberg discusses risks involved in penalizing hospital abortions.
Medical School leadership team recruits new physician executive (Links to an external site)
Hopkins nephrologist will lead Washington University Physicians.
Resisting Zika: Tackling a global crisis from multiple directions (Links to an external site)
Washington University School of Medicine is a hotspot of Zika research.
Antibody protects developing fetus from Zika virus, mouse study shows (Links to an external site)
First intervention shown to prevent maternal-fetal transmission.
Future physicians honor medical faculty, residents (Links to an external site)
Ceremony highlights Distinguished Service Teaching Awards.
Legacy of Masters and Johnson topic of next Assembly Series (Links to an external site)
The Washington University researchers’ landmark study about human sexuality was published 50 years ago.
Zika infection reduces fertility, lowers testosterone in male mice (Links to an external site)
Human studies needed to determine if men are similarly affected.
Macones elected to National Academy of Medicine (Links to an external site)
Membership is one of highest U.S. honors in health and medicine.
Barnes-Jewish first hospital in St. Louis providing optimal support for breastfeeding (Links to an external site)
The hospital stay is critical in learning to breast-feed, yet hospital practices often interfere with success.
Physician profile: Emily Jungheim (Links to an external site)
Reproductive endocrinologist enjoys helping patients build their families.
New center focuses on women’s and men’s reproductive health (Links to an external site)
Scientists’ collaborations will include Zika virus, preterm birth, infertility
How Zika infects fetus (Links to an external site)
Indira Mysorekar, PhD, and virologist Michael Diamond, MD, PhD, developed mouse models to understand Zika virus infection during pregnancy.
Risks of high-fructose diet during pregnancy (Links to an external site)
A team led by Kelle H. Moley, MD, found a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may harm the placenta and restrict fetal growth.
New patient center under construction
An expansion of our partner hospitals will include new facilities for our women and infants patients, opening in late 2017.
Access to affordable birth control (Links to an external site)
Op-ed by Colleen McNicholas, DO: Birth control is fundamental basic health care that every woman should have access to.
Preventing C-section infections (Links to an external site)
Study led by Methodius G. Tuuli, MD, finds chlorhexidine is better than iodine, recommends altering standard skin-prep practices.
National cancer trial (Links to an external site)
An NIH grant makes Washington University the hub of a national clinical trial to evaluate mechanisms driving five major cancer types.