This Week: September 16, 2021
Stephanie Castellano, a Healthful Woman listener, wrote in to share her story of delivering her twins. Because Stephanie has PCOS, she knew she had to undergo fertility treatment, which included both IUI and IVF. After getting pregnant with her twins, she faced complications including a short cervix and fetal fibronectin. Then, after a scheduled C-section, Stephanie experienced hemorrhaging that ultimately resulted in PTSD.
Mini Series: Placenta Accreta
Dr. Brett Einerson, assistant professor of OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Utah, joins Dr. Fox to discuss placenta accreta. In this episode,
"Without having listened to your episode on postpartum hemorrhage, I imagine it would have been even scarier. I felt like I was able to be involved in the decisions being made about my care, as opposed to things just being done to me."
“Hello, I wanted to send a note letting you know how much I have appreciated your podcast throughout my pregnancy. In fact, your recent episode on postpartum hemorrhage was very useful. It gave me the information I needed to make informed decisions and understand what was happening with my care and why. I delivered my son about a week ago one 5/26 and unfortunately had a postpartum hemorrhage. My midwife and doctor attribute it to parts of my placenta being retained. They tried about 5 medications to control the bleeding (most of which were ones you referenced on the podcast so I was familiar with them) but that wasn’t enough so they manually tried to scoop out the retained tissue, but even after that ultrasound still showed a small piece being retained so I had to go for a D&C. It was a scary time but thankful they were proactive in managing it and I didn’t have to go back in later with infection or continued heavy bleeding. Everything has been good since the d&c with minimal bleeding.
Without having listened to your episode on postpartum hemorrhage, I imagine it would have been even scarier. I felt like I was able to be involved in the decisions being made about my care, as opposed to things just being done to me. I attribute this to a great care team, but also the information I learned from your podcast.”
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Dr. Nathan Fox
Dr. Nathan Fox is an OBGYN with a subspecialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine. He provides obstetrical care and consultations for high-risk pregnancies at Maternal Fetal Medicine Associates in New York City as well as a range of diagnostic and other procedures at Carnegie Imaging for Women.
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