Having a baby is a life-changing experience that can bring great joy, but for many people, it can also bring on anxiety and depression. Postpartum and perinatal (both during and after pregnancy) depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions, and experts say they should to be treated with medical help. In this Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen talks with psychiatrist Dr. Edye Moses-Kolko, of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, who specializes in peripartum depression.
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Kidsburgh Kidcast: Postpartum DepressionHaving a baby is a life-changing experience that can bring great joy, but for many people, it can also bring on anxiety and depression. Postpartum and perinatal (both during and after pregnancy) depression and anxiety are serious mental health conditions, and experts say they should to be treated with medical help. In this Kidcast, Kristine Sorensen talks with psychiatrist Dr. Edye Moses-Kolko, of UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, who specializes in peripartum depression.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: MidwivesMidwives have been delivering babies for centuries, but the profession of midwifery is still shrouded in mystery for many people. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Suzanne Shores, Director of Midwifery at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to learn what it's all about.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: Pregnancy MythsPregnancy is an exciting but complicated time, and there are a lot of myths about pregnancy. KDKA's Kristine Sorensen talks with Dr. Ashley O'Keefe, OB/GYN at UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital, to clear up some confusion over what's true and what's not.
Kidsburgh Kidcast: What is the 4th Trimester?Women often think pregnancy issues end when her baby arrives, but that's not the case. In this Kidcast, Dr. Hyagriv Simhan from UPMC Magee Women's Hospital tells KDKA's Kristine Sorensen there's a so-called "Fourth Trimester" that's important for women to know about.
Reporter Update: Chris Hoffman - EEE OutbreakHealth experts say this may be the worst year for Eastern Equine Encephalitis in about 60 years. KDKA's Chris Hoffman reports.
Reporter Update: Dr. Maria Simbra - New Breast Cancer TreatmentDr. Maria Simbra reports on a new treatment for HER2 Positive Breast Cancer.
New Study Links Sleeping With Lights On And Weight Gain In WomenDozing off to some late night TV or keeping that night light glowing might come with some heavy prospects. KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Linked To Heart Disease Later In LifePreeclampsia can be a life-threatening condition for pregnant women and their unborn babies, but even after the immediate danger passes, it can still be a risk. Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Once-A-Day Pill Offers Safe, Effective Relief From Morning SicknessMorning sickness during pregnancy is no joke, but now there's a new and simple way to prevent it; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Pittsburgh One Of Eight Sites Testing New Technology To Detect Breast CancerPittsburgh is one of eight research sites testing new technology that could better detect breast cancer for many women.
Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition Awards Two Researchers $100K In GrantsEvery year there are more breast cancer survivors, thanks in part to research being done here in Pittsburgh; KDKA's Susan Koeppen reports.
New Study Looks At Long-Term Effects Of HysterectomiesFor many women, a hysterectomy is necessary at some point in their life. But can having it done too early cause more harm than good? KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Smart Curve Mammogram Offers New, Improved Way Of Imaging BreastUniversity Hospitals in Cleveland started a study of a new, improved way of imaging the breast, that would be more comfortable for patients without sacrificing results; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Trump Administration Pulls Back On Employer Birth Control MandatesThe Trump administration pulled back Friday on mandates that require employers to pay for birth control; KDKA's Paul Martino reports.
At-Home Test Can Help Determine Breast Cancer RiskOne out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. But what if you could take a test in the privacy of your home that would tell you the likelihood of YOU being that one?; KDKA's Lynne Hayes-Freeland reports.
Study Suggests Being Optimistic Could Lead To Longer LifeA new study suggests being optimistic could help people live longer; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.
Local Charity Helps Women Undergoing Chemo Pay For WigsAfter undergoing her own battle with breast cancer, Bonny Diver wanted to do something to help others undergoing chemo look and feel their best. She started “Hair Peace,” a charity that gives money to women to help pay for their wigs.
Doctors Discouraging Early Induction Of LaborA few decades ago, a trend started, allowing mothers to decide if they wanted to be induced early. Now, doctors are trying to stop that trend from continuing; KDKA's Dr. Maria Simbra reports.