This Week: June 27th, 2022
Does it matter which way a baby comes out of the birth canal, or which way it’s facing during a C-section? For people in labor, not necessarily, as many different head positions result in healthy, safe deliveries, although labor times are often longer for people who don’t deliver “the normal way.” It does matter to your obstetrician, however, because the head position tells them how the labor is progressing and will affect any surgical delivery plans they may have. Dr. Fox tells us all about birth positions, face-up deliveries, and what’s important about the angle and orientation of babies as they’re being born.
Mini Series: Twins!!
Dr. Barbara Luke, an MPH, reproductive epidemiologist, nurse, nutritionist, and author of a book on expecting twins, joins Dr. Fox to discuss prenatal nutrition in
In this episode, Dr. Melka and Dr. Fox talk about delivering twins. It has become somewhat unusual in the U.S. for twins to be delivered
Dr. Nahla Khalek is an OB-GYN from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who works in a specialized surgical center for fetal diagnosis and treatment. In
"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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