Podcast by Healthful Woman
"Cervical length screening" - with Dr. Simi Gupta
During routine ultrasounds, the length of the cervix is measured to help understand a person's risk of preterm labor long before it becomes an issue. Dr. Nathan Fox interviewed Dr. Simi Gupta to discuss when this would be done and what steps they take to lower the complications when necessary.
"Pregnancy with a prior preterm birth" - with Dr. Simi Gupta
Dr. Nathan Fox talks with Dr. Simi Gupta today to talk about a common high-risk birth situation, giving birth after having previously having a preterm birth event. The risks are higher for another preterm delivery but not guaranteed. There are a lot of possible outcomes, risk factors, and reasons to deliver early a second or third time, and our doctors are here to make sure both mother and baby stay healthy and enounter the fewest complications possible during their care.
“PPROM: Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes” – with Dr. Shari Gelber
Dr. Shari Gelber returns to Healthful Woman to explain PPROM, or preterm premature rupture of membranes, meaning that the water breaks early. PPROM occurs in just 2-3% of pregnancies but can cause complications including premature birth or infection. Dr. Gelber explains causes for PPROM and more.
"Diagnosis and management of preterm labor" - with Dr. Jessica Spiegelman
Pre-term labor, which is defined by experiencing contractions with a change in cervix dilation, occurs during more pregnancies than people might think. Dr. Nathan Fox and Dr. Jessica Spiegelman explain the difference between this and preterm contractions, and why in most cases, it either stops on its own or results in a normal full-term delivery. In some situations though, there are simple protocols they're able to perform to help reduce the risk of complications.
"Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery: Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy" - with Dr. Farnaaz Kia
Today we introduce Dr. Farnaaz Kia, who describes what it's like to train and undergo laparoscopic or minimally invasive procedures as opposed to traditional open surgery when necessary. These new techniques allow patients to experience the same quality care with much smaller incisions and less downtime than traditional open surgery techniques, whether you're anticipating a C-Section or other surgery, like a hysterectomy.
"Postpartum Anxiety And Making Change" – with Dr. Deena Blanchard
Dr. Deena Blanchard shares her story on postpartum anxiety. A pediatrician, Dr. Blanchard shares her story to show that postpartum anxiety “can happen to anyone” and that “there’s no shame in having a postpartum mood disorder.”
Loved the episode with Dr Spiegelman!
Learned so much listening to these two smart folks! Great podcast.
Moving, Motivational, Memorable
As a teenage boy, I’m consistently inspired by the astonishingly incredible wisdom, that is this podcast. Thank you for bringing this into my life.
I absolutely love both this podcast and also High Risk Birth Stories (which I’m very excited are both combined although the greedy part of me will miss having 2 new podcasts a week) I think Dr.Fox Is an amazing and knowledgeable host and obviously a talented physician. I told my birth story on HRB and had a fantastic experience. I am thankful that he not only talks about physical health but also mental health as well, because it’s such an important topic.
10/10 recommend. I have everyone I know listening as well.