Season 2

Oct. 3, 2022

Cervical Lacerations in Labor & Delivery: Episode # 117

Cervical lacerations are cuts or tears that happen to the cervix during labor and delivery. These types of laceratsion are different from the typical 1st and 2nd degree lacerations that occur during labor and delivery normally. Generally they...

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Sept. 19, 2022

Unplanned C-section Delivery. Episode #116

What happends when a cesarean birth is not planned. Gving birth is a life-changing experience, and while most women hope for a smooth vaginal delivery, some may end up having an unplanned Cesarean section (C-section). A C-section is a surgical...

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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 Certiied Nurse Midwife Kristin Mallon highly recommend having a birth coach during labor. They share some of their...

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Sept. 5, 2022

Circumcision: Episode #114

Today’s episode of True Birth is all about circumcision. Circumcision often falls under the category of obstetrics, and many obstetricians are the ones who perform circumcisions at the hospital because it’s considered surgical. It’s...

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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? Is it safe to go? Why are there different recommendations for each type of …

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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 cells that normally develop into a placenta) grow abnormally. Today’s episode is all about this rare issue in pregnancy,...

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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. While there is some debate, most psychological and OB/GYN experts agree that any depression that occurs within the...

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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. In this episode, Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak, Maternal Fetal Medicne Specilaist, and Kristin Mallon, Certified Nurse Midwife,...

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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 exeprts on how familes approach gender revelation in pregnany. Our practice website can be found at: Maternal...

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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 decades as\ insulin management improved and tighter glycemic control is achieved with glucose monitors. Diabetes in pregnancy is...

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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 sometimes be confuisng. We have broken it down in an easy to understand way and included some fun tips about how …

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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 baby, we've covered everything and the order of events so you can undertand the labor induction process. ...

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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 midwive like an OB/GYN? Isn't a midwife just a doula? What are the differences between each? According...

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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 following delivery. In this episode, postpartum hemorrhage as a result of uteirne atony is reviewed....

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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 and what happends when alloimmunization takes place. RhD-negative patients who deliver an RhD-positive newborn or...

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Jan. 3, 2022

066 External Fetal Monitoring

Everything you need to know about monitoring the baby's heart rate in labor and in the office.

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