Season 1

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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April 18, 2022

Maternal Resources: Where Nature is What We Nurture

Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak explains the inception of Maternal Resources, what makes it tick and how it's the most special place on the p…

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April 14, 2022

Meconium in Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery: Episode #91

Meconium is brown stained amniotic fluid and represents the passage of stool from the bowels of the baby in utero.    We'd love t…

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April 11, 2022

Thrombophilias in Pregnancy: Episode #90

In pregnancy, thrombophilias or blood clotting disorders can either be inherited or  acquired. As you can imagine, blood clotting…

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April 4, 2022

Postpartum: What to Expect after you've had the Baby. Episode #89

Everything that's key to know about the immediate postpartum period.  You've done all the hard work and delivered a healthy beaut…

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March 28, 2022

Sciatica, Muscle Cramps & Leg Pain in Pregnancy. Episode #88

Different types of leg pain in pregnancy are reviewed.    Our practice website can be found at: Maternal Resources: Remember to …

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March 14, 2022

Precipitous Labor & Delivery: Episode #86

Precipitous labor is labor that is rapid, usually 3 hours or less from start to finish. This episode is a follow up to a previous…

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March 10, 2022

How to Calculate Your Due Date: Episode #85

All the different ways to calculate and accurate due date in a pregnancy.   How to utilize the calender, ovulation and ultrasound…

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March 7, 2022

084 Macrosomia: Large for Gestational Age Infants

Macrosomia refers to a fetus larger than 4000 to 4500 grams (or 9 to 10 pounds) at birth. There are several complications that ca…

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March 3, 2022

083 Pubic Symphysis Pain

Pubic symphysis pain which is also known as symphysis pubis dysfunction refers to symptoms a patient feels when the joint between…

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Feb. 28, 2022

082 Fibroids in Pregnancy

Smooth muscle non-cancerous tumors in pregnancy

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Feb. 24, 2022

081 Interesting Case #3: A Pregnancy with Guillain-Barré syndrome

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a very rare, autoimmune disorder in which the immune system damages the nerves, causing muscle w…

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Feb. 21, 2022

080 Gestational Diabetes: When the diagnosis happens in pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes or diabetes in pregnancy diabetes during pregnancy. This podcast will focus primarily on the type of diabete…

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Feb. 17, 2022

079 Listener Mail

We've compiled all your emails and answered them in this listener mail episode.  Our practice website can be found at: Maternal R…

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Feb. 14, 2022

078 Epidurals in Labor & Delivery

Epidural anesthesia is a type of local anesthetic that is injected into the epidural space.  This procedure numbs the spinal nerv…

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Feb. 10, 2022

077 Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

Varicose veins are a farily common and benign finding in prengnacy. While these types of veins are not harmful, they can be unsig…

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Feb. 7, 2022

076 Low Platelets in Pregnancy

Platelets, also called thrombocyotes, are a component of red blood cells.  They are fragments of cytoplasm that are derived from …

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Feb. 3, 2022

075 Getting Pregnant after a Pregnancy

How long is it necessary to wait to get pregnant after a pregnancy in various circumstances? There is no uniform or immediate ans…

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Jan. 31, 2022

074 Forensic Obstetrics

Put on your Columbo jackets! When a patient tells the story of what happened in their labor and delivery experience, they often l…

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Jan. 27, 2022

073 Group Beta Strep (GBS) in Pregnancy

What Happens When you are Strep Positive in Pregnancy?

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Jan. 24, 2022

072 The Causes of the Cesarean Epidemic

Why are there so many C-sections?

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Jan. 20, 2022

071 Vaginal Lacerations and Repair

The Different Types of Vaginal Tearing and How they are Managed.

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Jan. 17, 2022

070 Pregnancy over 40

Why Pregnancy over 40 is fabulous.

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Jan. 13, 2022

069 Round Ligament Pain

A Common Pain in Pregnancy

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Jan. 10, 2022

068 Induction of Labor

Who needs an induction of labor in pregnancy. Why when and how.

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Jan. 6, 2022

067 The Cervical Exam

All the components of the digital cervical exam

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Dec. 30, 2021

065 Progesterone Supplementation in Pregnancy

Progesterone for Fertility, 1st Trimester and Preterm Labor & Delivery Prevention

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Dec. 23, 2021

063 Anemia in Pregnancy

The different types of Anemia in Pregnancy and what to do about it.

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Dec. 20, 2021

062 Pitocin. Could be your Friend.

The perils, pitfalls, promise and potential of Pitocin.

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Dec. 16, 2021

061 Retained Placenta

What happens when the placenta does not deliver easily?

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Dec. 13, 2021

060 Placenta Previa

Placenta tissue that covers the cervix in pregnancy.

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Dec. 9, 2021

059 I'm Pregnant. Now What?

What to do when you first find out you are pregnant. Before your first OB appointment.

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Dec. 6, 2021

058 Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

What you need to know when you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy

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Dec. 2, 2021

057 Covid Booster Vaccine in Pregnancy.

Should I get the Covid Booster Vaccine if I'm pregnant?

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Nov. 29, 2021

056 New Perspectives on Preterm Labor

We can Guarantee you have not heard these perspectives on pregnancy before.

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Nov. 25, 2021

055 What is a Woman's Worst Fear Surrounding Birth?

Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak and Kristin Mallon weigh what they think women will say.

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Nov. 22, 2021

054 Fetal Growth Restriction (FGR)

What happens when the baby falls below the 10% percentile?

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Nov. 18, 2021

053 How to Prevent Vaginal Tearing in Labor.

Is it even possible to minimize or prevent vaginal lacerations during birth?

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Nov. 15, 2021

052 Higher Weight Pregnancies

Are there concerns for high weight women during pregnancy?

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Nov. 11, 2021

051 Face Presentation

When the Baby's Face is Delivery First. Can it Be Done?

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Nov. 8, 2021

050 C-Section Delivery Done Right

Dr. Abdelhak's Plan for Your C-Section

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Nov. 4, 2021

049 The Dentist and The Count

Going to the Dentist in Pregnancy. Hint: It's Ok.

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