Episodes

Sept. 19, 2022

Unplanned C-section Delivery

What happends when a cesarean birth is not planned.

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Sept. 12, 2022

Doulas, Labor and Birth Coaches: Episode #115

On today’s episode of True Birth, we’re talking about labor coaches, birth coaches, and doulas.   Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak and Cer…

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Sept. 5, 2022

Circumcision: Episoe #114

Today’s episode of True Birth is all about circumcision. Circumcision often falls under the category of obstetrics, and many obst…

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Aug. 29, 2022

Delivery Timing for Postdates & Postterm Pregnancies: Episode: #113

What is the optimal timing for delivery when a pregnancy goes past the due date?  How far past a due date is it recommened to go?…

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Aug. 22, 2022

Cerclage Types: McDonald, Shirodkar and Abdominal. Episode: #112

Cerclage is the number one too for preterm labor prevention.

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Aug. 15, 2022

Molar Pregnancy; Episode #111

Molar pregnancies, also known as hydatidiform moles, are rare usually unviable pregnancies that develop when trophoblasts (the ce…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Postpartum Depression: Episode #110

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a depressive period or series of depressive episodes that can happen after the birth of a baby.  W…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Labor & Delivery acronyms and shorthand: Episode #109

Getting versed in medical lingo for pregnancy & birth.

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July 25, 2022

Why does someone become and Obstetrician? Episode #108

Obstetrics and Gynecology can be a wonderful beautiful experiene as a place to work but also have its fair share of challenges. I…

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July 18, 2022

Gender Reveals in Pregnancy: Episode #107

Finding out the gender of the baby in pregnancy.   What do most familles decide to do? Find out from the persecptve of the exeprt…

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July 11, 2022

Pregestational (preexisting) Diabetes Mellitus in Pregnancy: Episode …

Pregnancies affected by pregestational (also called preexisting) diabetes has significantly improved over the past several decade…

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July 4, 2022

Tips for Getting Pregnant Naturally. Episode #105

Tips for getting pregnany naturally may seem simple enough for some, but navigating fertility and the fertile window can sometime…

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June 27, 2022

Labor Induction: What to expect a step-by-step guide. Episode #104

This episode will cover exaclty what to expect from your labor induction.  From addmission to the hospital to delivery of the bab…

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June 20, 2022

Midwives, OB/GYNs, Perinatologists, MFMs: What's the difference? Epis…

What is the difference between midwives, OB/GYNs, and high risk MFM specilaits? What about douals. and labor coaches?  Is a midwi…

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June 13, 2022

Postpartum Hemorrhage: Uterine Atony. Episode #102

Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is heavy or excessive bleeding after giving birth.  There are several reasons why PPH may occur follo…

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June 7, 2022

RH Factor in Pregnancy: Episode #101

RH factor in pregnancy and RhD alloimmunization in pregnancy. What happends when a patient has RH negative blood during prengnacy…

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May 30, 2022

Our 100th Episode

Today is a big anniversary!  We have been at podcasting for 1 year and have reached out 100th episode. In this week's podcast we …

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May 26, 2022

Placenta Encapsulation: Episode #99

Placenta encapsulation is the procedure of taking a placenta and making it into pill form for consumption usually following birth…

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May 23, 2022

Birth Plans for Labor Delivery & Pregnancy: Episode #98

Birth plans have increased in popularity in the last several decades and many templates exist online from popular pregnancy and b…

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May 16, 2022

Diagnostic Imaging in Pregnancy: X-Rays, CT Scans, MRIs and Ultrasoun…

Radiology and imaging techniques in pregnancy are reviewed such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs.  Find out when it is safe to get im…

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May 9, 2022

Uterine Anomalies in Pregnancy: Episode #96

Different types of uterine shapes and sizes are reivewed and how they affect pregnancy and delivery, mainly septate, unicornuate,…

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May 2, 2022

Insomnia in Pregnancy: Episode #95

What to do when you can't sleep in pregnancy. There are many reasons as to the source of sleepless nights in pregnancy; and the s…

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April 25, 2022

First Trimester Bleeding in Pregnancy: Episode #94

Bleedding in the first trimester of pregnancy is often more anxiety producing than dangerous in pregnancy. However, it is importa…

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April 21, 2022

AFP: The Alpha-Fetoprotein Test. Episode #93

The AFP test of the Alpha-Fetoprotein Test is a blood test done in the second trimeter of pregnancy screening for nerual tube def…

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