New medical innovations in the Pine Belt - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

New medical innovations in the Pine Belt

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The Pine Belt has new medical innovations that are now accessible for women that have the possibility of high risk pregnancy.

The Hattiesburg clinic now houses a new department for Maternal Fetal Medicine. Marie Darby is the only obstetrics and gynecology specialist in the area.

"Before now anyone that has needed a maternal fetal specialist has had to go to New Orleans or Jackson. Now they don't have to travel two hours to get the services they need," said Darby

Mothers that would need these services include those with diabetes, high blood pressure, are over the age of thirty-five, or those that have had previous pregnancy problems.

Darby uses a lot of prenatal diagnosis by using a lot of ultra sounds to help identify birth defects before delivery. She also holds consultations with her patients to help their OB/GYN's manage high risk pregnancies. Darby does so by giving advice and making medication recommendations in order to give mom and baby the best possible outcome.

"In the United states in general maternal deaths are higher because moms are older and there are more complications with those pregnancies," said Darby.

The Hattiesburg clinic is happy to have this new practice that they say will benefit the patients of South Mississippi. 

Copyright 2014 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

  • EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    EEF cards helping teachers in the Pine Belt

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-07-26 01:19:48 GMT
    WDAMWDAM

    Each year teachers across Mississippi get a little extra help when it comes to buying supplies for their classrooms. The Education Enhancement Fund procurement card program through the Mississippi Department of Education is one form of help, allowing teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. “It is incredibly important, teachers do not make a whole lot, and that income should be used for their family and their needs, so any little extra that could benefit them for their c...

    More >>

    Each year teachers across Mississippi get a little extra help when it comes to buying supplies for their classrooms. The Education Enhancement Fund procurement card program through the Mississippi Department of Education is one form of help, allowing teachers to buy supplies for their classrooms. “It is incredibly important, teachers do not make a whole lot, and that income should be used for their family and their needs, so any little extra that could benefit them for their c...

    More >>
  • USM basketball welcomes new assistant coach

    USM basketball welcomes new assistant coach

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-07-26 00:34:21 GMT
    Source: SouthernMiss.comSource: SouthernMiss.com
    When University of Southern Mississippi basketball coach Doc Sadler found himself with an opening on his staff this summer, he was able to turn to a veteran of the collegiate ranks. Sadler announced Tuesday that former University of Arkansas-Little Rock coach Steve Shields had joined the Golden Eagles as an assistant coach. Shields will take the slot of Chris Croft, who left to take a position as assistant professor in USM’s sports management department. Shields, who became U...More >>
    When University of Southern Mississippi basketball coach Doc Sadler found himself with an opening on his staff this summer, he was able to turn to a veteran of the collegiate ranks. Sadler announced Tuesday that former University of Arkansas-Little Rock coach Steve Shields had joined the Golden Eagles as an assistant coach. Shields will take the slot of Chris Croft, who left to take a position as assistant professor in USM’s sports management department. Shields, who became U...More >>
Powered by Frankly