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 review our most downloaded episodes and our own personal favorites. Our practice website can be found …

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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. Placenta encapsulation has gained popularity in the past decade as a remedy to aid and assist with postpartum...

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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 birthing websites, vlogs and blogs. What really needs to be included in a birth plan? A birth plan is a …

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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 imaging done in prengnacy. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommend that...

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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, bicornuate, and didelphys uterus. Each of these different types of congential uterine differences can have...

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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 solutions vary by the cause. Our practice website can be found at: Maternal Resources: Remember to …

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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 important to seek the consultation of a medical professional whenever there is bleeding at any point in a pregnancy. ...

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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 defects (NTDs). This maternal serum along with ultrsasound screening has led to identification of nerual tube defets in...

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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 planet to have a baby. Find out why familes come from over 5 different states to deliver with …

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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 to hear your feedback. Our practice website can be found at: Maternal Resources: Remember to subscribe...

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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 is not a preferred state in pregnancy a condition laden with micovessels which could clot easily. Inherited...

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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 beautiful baby. Now, in this episode, we've reviewed all the essential things that you need to know about what to …

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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 subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes Our Social...

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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 episode with some new insights. To some, precipitous labor may sound like a great idea …

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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 technologies to determine when is the best estimated due date. Due dates are in some ways misleading because...

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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 can occur when a baby is macrosomia and most of them involve labor difficulties or difficulties in …

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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 the left and right pelvic bones allows for more movement than usual. This is a common discomfort in pregnancy …

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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 weakness, paralysis and pain. The symptoms can last for a few weeks to several years, yet most will make a full …

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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 diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Thoses with pregestational diabetes or diabetes that comes before the pregnacy...

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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 Resources: Remember to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Please consider leaving us a review on iTunes...

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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 nerve roots and provides a block to the lower abdomin, pelvic and lower extremity portion of the body. It is …

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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 unsightly and uncomfortable. Lower extremity, anorectal, and vulvar varicosities are different types of varicose veins that can...

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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 the bone marrow and are essential for blood clotting. Blood clotting is exteremly important in pregnancy and labor...

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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 answer. In this episode, we explore what is recommend in each circumstance: miscarrarriage, vaginal delivery and cesarean...

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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 leave clues as to what truly happened from a medical perspective. Every clinician understands that patients are not...

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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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