Maternal Fetal Medicine
VUMC study shows cesarean patients sent home from hospital with more narcotic pain medications than needed
Jun. 13, 2017—Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows.
Aug. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) made history in 1997 when two surgeons pioneered fetal surgery to treat spina bifida, or myelomeningocele, the most common birth defect in the central nervous system.
May. 24, 2016—With summer time approaching and the topic of mosquitoes abuzz, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist Sarah Osmundson, M.D., has a few recommendations for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant.
Jan. 24, 2014—Understanding the relationship between the thinning and rupture of fetal membranes and the presence of bacteria could lead to treatment and prevention strategies for premature birth.
Jul. 18, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Junior League Fetal Center is offering ground-breaking treatments and surgeries in the hopes of providing unborn babies the best start to life. Vanderbilt’s Barb Cramer has the amazing story– and surgical video– of fetal surgery to repair an unborn baby’s spinal cord defect. For more about Vanderbilt’s Fetal Center, go to: http://childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org
Jul. 18, 2013—When Steffanie and Jon Sawyer were told their unborn son had a spinal birth defect called spina bifida, they decided to travel from their home in the Chicago area to Vanderbilt for fetal surgery.
Jul. 11, 2013—Kelly Bennett, M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Fetal Center, has been named director of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine.