A Woman’s Journey with the Marquette and Creighton Model

A Woman’s Journey with the Marquette and Creighton Model

While on the FACTS elective, Ellen Gaudet Urrutia interviewed an enthusiastic user of FABMs. For this woman, learning to chart her cycle hastened the diagnosis and treatment of a luteal phase defect, and using different methods in new seasons of life has provided a natural and effective way to not only plan their family but also manage her health. Read more!

Caring for the Whole Person in Miscarriage Management

Caring for the Whole Person in Miscarriage Management

As with so much in medicine, the management of miscarriage must go beyond meeting medical needs to caring for the human being who experiences this significant loss. Dr. Abigail Finder was in her last year of medical school when she interviewed Maria, a woman who has experienced miscarriage more than once. The interview highlights the advantages of such a compassionate, medically sound, and holistic approach in the care of these families.

Breast Cancer Subtypes and Breastfeeding: A Review of Research

Breast Cancer Subtypes and Breastfeeding: A Review of Research

This is a summary of research published in 2015 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute about breast cancer subtypes and breastfeeding. Dr. Elaine Cha reviewed and summarized the study while on the FACTS elective in fertility awareness. The first-of-its-kind study speaks to potential ways a history of breastfeeding may impact both prognosis and survival from breast cancer.

Breastfeeding Education and Support: Hope for DR Congo and the World

Breastfeeding Education and Support: Hope for DR Congo and the World

We conclude our month-long series on breastfeeding with a promising review of research about the impact of a program to promote successful breastfeeding in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). In the study by Yotebieng et al, researchers sought to observe the impact of a breastfeeding program on infant health. Dr. Rachel Paquette summarized the study while on the FACTS elective.

Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum Period: A Review of Research

Breastfeeding in the Early Postpartum Period: A Review of Research

Our series on breastfeeding continues with this review of research published in August of 2020 titled, “Maternal satisfaction with breastfeeding in the first month postpartum and associated factors.” The study took place in Brazil and assessed maternal satisfaction with breastfeeding in the early postpartum period. The researchers also noted factors contributing to maternal satisfaction and continuation of breastfeeding. The study was published by de Senna et al in the International Breastfeeding Journal and summarized by Dr. Kinga Budnicka. Read more!

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