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New Rules Regarding Fetal Remains — Are They About Dignity or Discouraging Women from Getting Abortions?

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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Why Well Water Could Pose Threat to Pregnant Women

Posted on · By law, the public water supply is routinely tested to ensure levels of various chemicals aren’t too high. That’s not the case, though, with private wells, which some residents in the more rural areas of the region use as their source for drinking water. To learn more about water quality issues faced by those areas, we […]

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Which Prescriptions are OK to Take While Pregnant?

Posted on · We all know that drinking alcohol while pregnant can harm the developing fetus. But what about certain prescription drugs — which ones are ok and which ones are not? We talk with Dr. Lisa Hollier, a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine about the do’s and don’t’s of taking prescription drugs […]

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Momma Strong: Intelligent Fitness for New Moms

Posted on · Houston’s Courtney Benavides says new moms doing a thousand crunches to try and regain a flat stomach is a bad idea. It doesn’t strengthen them for the activities in their everyday life, and it could even hurt them. So she started Momma Strong.