A podcast for new parents by physician-mothers specializing in newborn medicine. These best friends, baby doctors, and mamas talk scientifically yet candidly about newborns in the third and fourth trimester. With a combination of medical expertise and real-life working mom insights, they hope to support families by discussing topics relevant to anyone preparing to care for a newborn baby.
62: Egg Freezing and Future Fertility
It wasn’t until 2012 that freezing eggs (not just embryos) was considered routine. Since then women have been given the choice to freeze their eggs to preserve future fertility. It’s a medical procedure that takes planning, time, and hormones to accomplish. We invite special guest speaker Marlene Jia on the show to discuss her experiences with egg freezing. Listen to her tale for a step-by-step of the process, and to gain some insight into if it’s something you’d want to do. As always – these stories aren’t medical advice, but a chance for the Baby Doctor Mamas to share their experience, knowledge and views.
* Mean Age of Mothers is on the Rise: United States, 2000–2014 – CDC.gov* Oocyte Cryopreservation – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists* Decision Making Processes of Women who Seek Elective Oocyte Cryopreservation – Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 2018* Mature Oocyte Cryopreservation: A Guideline* Social Egg Freezing: Risk, Benefits and Other Considerations – Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2015
61: Delivering in the Time of COVID: The AAP Recommendations
In early April the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with guidelines for moms delivering newborns during this current pandemic. On this show we welcome Dr. Karen Puopolo who helped to create those guidelines. We talk about the creation of these recommendations and how to best follow them. As always – these stories aren’t medical advice, but a chance for the Baby Doctor Mamas to share their experience, knowledge and views.
* Initial Guidance: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with COVID-19 – American Academy of Pediatrics, 2020
60: Getting Personal with PPE
Personal Protective Equipment is a personal topic for us. As healthcare workers our jobs and lives have been altered significantly by the novel coronavirus. The need for PPE is real and the rationing of it in healthcare is significant. Listen to the Baby Doctor Mamas talk about how PPE should be used and why healthcare workers need it. As always – these stories aren’t medical advice, but a chance for the Baby Doctor Mamas to share their experience, knowledge and views.
* Personal Protective Equipment – World Health Organization* Personal Protective Equipment – CDC* Sequence of Donning/Removal of PPE – CDC* Guidance for the Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Healthcare Settings – CDC* Face Mask vs Respirator Comparison by 3M (YouTube)* Shortage of Personal Protective Equipment Endangering Health Workers Worldwide – World Health Organization* A Cluster Randomised Trial of Cloth Masks Compared with Medical Masks in Healthcare Workers – BMJ Open, 2015* Sew Face Masks Philadelphia
59: Bilingualism and Babies
Bebes estan aprendiendo algo de nosotros todos los dias, aunque no nos puedan decir. Cuando empiezan a hablar, cuanto de lo que aprendieron como infantes afecta us abilidad de entender y absorber lenguaje? Que si le esta enseñando dos lenguajes a la vez? Esto es una ventaja? Una desventaja? Esta semana hablamos con la Dr. Erika Hoff sobre como criar bebes bilingues. Acuerdense, estas historias no son consejos medicos, solo una oportunidad para que las Baby Doctor Mamas puedan presenter su conocimiento y puntos de vista.
* Bilingual Development in Children of Immigrant Families – Child Development Perspectives, 2017* What Clinicians Need to Know about Bilingual Development – Seminars in Speech and Language* Bilingualism in Young Children: Separating Fact from Fiction – The Hanen Centre* Bilingual Baby: Foreign Language Intervention in Madrid’s Infant Education Centers – Mind, Brain and Education, 2017
58: A Newborn Parent Sleep Survival Guide
Newborn babies don’t sleep like their parents. Sleeping “through the night” is not the norm, and it’s a difficult adjustment for caregivers. Sleep deprivation adds up and can make you feel off. However there are strategies to manage it, and expectation setting in the newborn period is key. Listen in while Diana and Joanna discuss managing sleep deprivation and how it made them feel with special guest Dr. Ariel Williamson. As always – these stories aren’t medical advice, but a chance for the Baby Doctor Mamas to share their experience, knowledge and views.
* Sleeping Through the Night: A Community Survey of Parents’ Opinions About and Expectations of Infant Sleep Consolidation – Journal of Paediatric Child Health, 2013* Real-World Implementation of Infant Behavioral Sleep Interventions: Results of a Parental Survey – Journal of Pediatrics, 2018* A Nightly Bedtime Routine: Impact on Sleep in Young Children and Maternal Mood – Sleep, 2009* Uninterrupted Infant Sleep, Development, and Maternal Mood – Pediatrics, 2018* Light and Maternal Influence in the Entrainment of Activity Circadian Rhythm in Infants 4-12 Weeks of Age – Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 2016
57: Home Births And Concerns for Babies
COVID-19 is pushing hospitals to their limits and the labor and delivery floors are no exception. But does that mean mothers should entertain hasty home births? Our answer is no. Data on home births in the United States suggests there are risks for infants. Listen in to hear us discuss. Remember, these podcasts aren’t medical advice, but a chance for the Baby Doctor Mamas to present their knowledge and views.
* Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes by Planned Place of Birth Among Women With Low-Risk Pregnancies in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Midwifery, 2018* Planned Home Birth – Best Practice & Research ClinicalObstetrics and Gynaecology, 2017* Critical Appraisal of the Proposed Defenses Forplanned Home Birth – American Journal of Obstetrics&Gynecology, 2019* Effect of Maternal and Pregnancy Risk Factors on Early Neonatal Death in Planned Home Births Delivering at Home – Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Canada, 2018* Negotiating Patient-Provider Power Dynamics in Distinct Childbirth Settings: Insights from Black American Mothers – Societies, 2019* ADVANCING BIRTH JUSTICE: Community-Based Doula Models as a Standard of Care for Ending Racial Disparities* Some Pregnant Women in New York City Will Have to Deliver Babies Alone – NYTimes, 2020* Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes by Planned Place of Birth Among Women With Low-Risk Pregnancies in High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Midwifery, 2018* Childbirth Settings in the US – The Lancet, 2020
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Awesome podcast for new moms and moms-to-be!
Nice mix of science, motherhood, and humor! If you ever wanted a neonatologist as a best friend, listen to Joanna and Diana.
Good topics for new moms, easy to listen to!
Great information fun listen!
Great information fun listen!