37 episodes

 

Helping women have better births and better birth experiences. Our experts share their perspectives on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. These are raw, honest stories about the experience of labor from the professional's point of view. Listen and get inside your OB/GYN or midwife's head.



Our goal is to share the truth about pregnancy and birth with the listener and to explain our thought process. We see our role as one in which we guide and inform, presenting facts so that the laboring mother can make the best decisions for her.   If there are concerns during pregnancy or issues that need to be addressed before the birth, we present them, opening a dialogue and encouraging conversation; we give the options, but we can not and will not decide for the patient. We leave it up to her and her family. We are here to be as straightforward and transparent as possible and help a birthing woman have the optimal pregnancy, labor and birth experience.



We serve the truth straight up in common English and steer clear of medical jargon. Our goal is to make medicine, obstetrics, and all relevant information as easily digestible as possible for the listener to enjoy, share and learn from.



Each episode covers birth and prenatal topics through the eyes of Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak, a NYC metro area Perinatologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine Doctor, and his trusty side kick, Certified Nurse Midwife Kristin Mallon.

True Birth Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, RN, CNM

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

 

Helping women have better births and better birth experiences. Our experts share their perspectives on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. These are raw, honest stories about the experience of labor from the professional's point of view. Listen and get inside your OB/GYN or midwife's head.



Our goal is to share the truth about pregnancy and birth with the listener and to explain our thought process. We see our role as one in which we guide and inform, presenting facts so that the laboring mother can make the best decisions for her.   If there are concerns during pregnancy or issues that need to be addressed before the birth, we present them, opening a dialogue and encouraging conversation; we give the options, but we can not and will not decide for the patient. We leave it up to her and her family. We are here to be as straightforward and transparent as possible and help a birthing woman have the optimal pregnancy, labor and birth experience.



We serve the truth straight up in common English and steer clear of medical jargon. Our goal is to make medicine, obstetrics, and all relevant information as easily digestible as possible for the listener to enjoy, share and learn from.



Each episode covers birth and prenatal topics through the eyes of Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak, a NYC metro area Perinatologist and Maternal Fetal Medicine Doctor, and his trusty side kick, Certified Nurse Midwife Kristin Mallon.

    035 Precipitous Labor

    035 Precipitous Labor

    Precipitous labor is when a woman delivered in less than 3 hours of when labor begins.  While this type of labor is very uncommon, many stories circulate about quick labors leading women to fear or hope for them more than they should. In this episode we review what to expect from a precipitous labor. 
    As always, we'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us on our website at TrueBirthPodcast.com or reach out on any of our social channels. 
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    • 16 min
    Pelvic Architecture: Architecture of the Birth Canal

    Pelvic Architecture: Architecture of the Birth Canal

    For many centuries physicians have been trying to understand why some women give birth with relative expediency while other women can have long drawn out labors.  In an effort to understand this discrepancy, two physicians (Caldwell & Malloy) studied cadavers and classified the shape of a woman's pelvics.
    According to Caldwell & Malloy, there are 4 types of female pelvises all with a distinct shape: Gynecoid, Android, Anthropoid, and Platypelloid (see photo below).   It was argued, that the shape of the pelvis was a factor in why a labor could be drawn out.  Since this classification came out in 1933, there has been little challenge that these 4 pelvises are not a great representation of the differ shapes of bony structures for women. 

     
    In this episode, Dr. Abdelhak elaborates on what parts of the pelvis are important to pay attention to and why they matter.
    We've included some photos as this will help with the visualization of what is discussed in this podcast. 
     

    As always, we'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us on our website at TrueBirthPodcast.com or reach out on any of our social channels. 
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    • 19 min
    Heart Palpitations in Pregnancy

    Heart Palpitations in Pregnancy

    Palpitations in Pregnancy are a common phenomenon due to the increase blood flow and cardiac workload.  Dr. Abdlehak reviews when they are normal and when you need to be concerned.
    As always, we'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us on our website at TrueBirthPodcast.com or reach out on any of our social channels. 
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    • 11 min
    Interesting Case #1

    Interesting Case #1

    The Case of the Didelphys Uterus and the Vaginal Delivery After Cesarean Breech Delivery. 
    A uterine didelphys is a type of mullein duct abnormality (class III) where there is an actual duplication of the uterus. The uterus has two horns. Most often there is a duplication of the cervix as well and there is no communication between them ... until now. 
    We'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us on our website at TrueBirthPodcast.com or reach out on any of our social channels. 
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    • 15 min
    Ultrasound in Pregnancy

    Ultrasound in Pregnancy

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends ultrasound for all pregnant patients and we too are big fans of ultrasound.  If there is one tool that we have that is essential to understanding the well being of a a developing fetus it is an ultrasound. 
    Listen in as Dr. Abdelahk explains everything you need to know about ultrasound in pregnancy.
    We'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us on our website at TrueBirthPodcast.com or reach out on any of our social channels. 
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    |nstagram: @maternalresources
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    • 49 min
    Pre-Eclampsia: What Every Patient Needs to Know.

    Pre-Eclampsia: What Every Patient Needs to Know.

    Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that affects multiple organs and is progressive. It is generally characterized by new high blood pressure and proteinuria or the new high blood pressure with significant end-organ dysfunction with or without proteinuria in the last half of pregnancy or in the postpartum period. It is important the pre-eclampsia is caught early so it does not progress to eclampsia.  Eclampsia is severe pre-eclampsia with seizures.  
    Pre-eclampsia is caused by placental and maternal vascular factors and the treatment for pre-eclampsia involves delivery and the management of symptoms.  Approximately 90 percent of cases present in the late preterm (≥34 to Listen in as Dr. Abdelhak walks through this over view of the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia each woman needs to self monitor for to avoid this severe complication of pregnancy. 
    We'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch with us on our website at TrueBirthPodcast.com or reach out on any of our social channels. 
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    • 20 min

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Super entertaining

Learned lots and kept me laughing.

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Best Podcast!

I love this podcast! Not only is it super informative but also really entertaining! Love the great humor and the intelectual topics. Is definitely up there as one of my favorites.

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Informative

Very informative and honest podcast on everything pregnancy related from a doctor. I’m learning so much from it and it helps keep me informed as a first time pregnant person.

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