St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

Women's Health

Special Topics

Conception

woman breast thumbOvulation: achieve and conceive?

Are you getting impatient with trying to conceive? Here's what you need to know about ovulation and timing of conception.

Having a baby: the man's role

Could your use of steroids or antibiotics make it difficult for your partner to get pregnant? You may be surprised at how your health habits affect your fertility.

Pregnancy Test

Home and clinic pregnancy tests

Are home pregnancy tests accurate? What should you know before taking them? How are clinic pregnancy tests different?

Planning

Folic acid and the prevention of birth defects

When do you need folic acid? Where do you get it? This B vitamin may be more powerful than you realize.

 

Special Topics (Continued)

Avoiding pregnancy pitfalls after age 40

Miscarriages and genetic defects are far more common in pregnant women over age 40. Here's what you can do to increase your chance of delivering a healthy baby.

Genetic screening

Are you concerned about illnesses in your family that a child might inherit? This fact sheet can help you decide if you should have genetic screening before conceiving a child.

Pregnancy, parenting, and HIV

Either you or your partner has tested positive for HIV. Now you want to become pregnant. Is it an impossible dream?