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You're not alone in your uncertainty about this monumental life stage of pregnancy and birth. If you’re ready to replace the overwhelm of late-night Googling with expert conversations and stories of strength and positivity from women just like you — join us on the top-rated All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast. The All About Pregnancy & Birth podcast is your place for supportive, evidence-based information from Dr. Nicole Calloway Rankins, an OB/GYN physician who’s been in practice for nearly ...
 
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Dr. Keisha Reddick is back on the podcast to share what you should know about hepatitis during pregnancy & birth. We talk about what hepatitis is, how common it is, how it's transmitted and much more. We also talk about how having hepatitis might change your prenatal care & delivery and why it is always good to get tested & have a fuller picture of…
 
Katie Lunger Lilly is the co-founded and creator of the unique Bunda fitness workout and gym. She is pregnant and due soon with her first baby and joins the podcast to talk fitness, pregnancy and her evolving plans for birth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesBy Independent Podcast Network | Informed Pregnancy
 
Today I'm updating one of my very first episodes, 9 Things You Need to Know Before Giving Birth, with six new bits of advice and guidance. We'll talk about why I think childbirth education is more important than ever, preparing yourself mentally & emotionally for becoming a parent, and everything else you need to know before your baby arrives. Find…
 
Postpartum depression is a highly common and under discussed topic. TV producer of the series Cold Case Murder Mysteries and mother of three Lucy Asbell shares her postpartum depression experiences that she had with all three of her children in an open and genuine conversation about this incredibly important topic. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
We've made it to the end of a challenging year, so I wanted to end things on a lighter note and look back at the top 10 episodes of the podcast so far. In this episode, I'll share some commentary for each episode that didn't make it into the final cut, talk a bit about what's coming up in 2021, and thank all of my amazing listeners for joining me o…
 
Today Caroline O'Neill joins me to tell us all about HypnoBirthing: what it is, how it works, and how it can help you even beyond labor. We talk about why all birthing people need to practice managing pain, how your support partner can utilize HypnoBirthing techniques, and what you might want to know about this practice before you get started. Find…
 
Dr. Nathan S. Fox is a board certified OBGYN with a subspecialty certification in Maternal Fetal Medicine. Dr. Fox discusses the tests that are typically performed during pregnancy including when and how they are performed and what the results mean. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In this episode I'm providing you with some updated information (as of December 2020) about COVID-19, vaccination and pregnancy. I'll talk about the development of COVID vaccines, what we know about vaccines & pregnancy, and what you might consider when deciding whether to get vaccinated while pregnant. I'll also cover what you can expect treatment…
 
Leslie, a talented poet, writer and fitness specialist and her husband, poet, singer and 'Hamilton' cast member Carvens just welcomed their first child. They join us to share their home-birth story together with their with midwife Blyss Young. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad ch…
 
Today I'm joined by the wonderful Deb Flashenberg, founder and director of the Prenatal Yoga Center in New York City. We talk all about the benefits of prenatal yoga, why learning how to align your body & baby are so helpful for birth, and how yoga can help you practice autonomy over your own body & birth experience. Find full show notes at drnicol…
 
Kari Rosbeck, CEO of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of the uncommon but serious conditions infantile spasms and Tuberous Sclerosis. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We have another lovely birth story episode for you this week, this time with Brooke! She tells us all about her completely unmedicated hospital birth and what it was like being pregnant & delivering her baby during the COVID-19 pandemic. We talk about why seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist was a great idea for her, how she prepared mentally, …
 
After an emergency cesarean with her first birth, Tamara Rey has options for her second birth and didn't decide on what path she would aim for until the very end. In this episode Tamara shares the final weeks of pregnancy and her second birth experience. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about…
 
Being pregnant with twins is a bit different than having just one baby. In this episode I'm going over what you need to know about carrying & delivering twins, some of the complications you should watch out for, and what your provider will keep an eye on throughout your pregnancy and birth with twins. Find full show notes at drnicolerankins.com/epi…
 
Mother, actor, and writer Tamara Rae is pregnant with her second baby and nearly due. Tamara shares the sudden and scary complications that arose during her first birth and how she and her husband are planning for their upcoming second birth. Enjoy special offers from our sponsors https://www.doctorberlin.com/sponsors . Learn more about your ad cho…
 
I wanted to revisit this episode about pre-eclampsia because of the recent, tragic loss of Dr. Chaniece Wallace MD, who was a Pediatric Chief Resident at Indiana University School of Medicine. She passed away on October 24 after giving birth to her baby Charlotte via emergency c-section. She experienced severe preeclampsia, so I wanted to bring bac…
 
Due just as the pandemic was crashing in, Faith Hartley tried to switch her plans from hospital to home birth at the last minute. However, at her last OB visit the doctor was concerned about her findings and pushed for induction. Wanting a healthy otherwise unmedicated birth, Faith opted for induction without pain medication and joins us to share h…
 
I'm really excited to have the second dad on the podcast to share his perspective on pregnancy, labor and birth! Rick Mulready is an online business owner and dad to an 18-month old girl with his wife Amy. Rick shares his experience of supporting his wife as she carried and delivered their baby. He talks about his anxiety in the early days of pregn…
 
Model and actress Daniella Alonso best known for her role on the hit show 'One Tree Hill' and her current role on 'Dynasty' is embarking on her biggest role yet, motherhood. She joins the show to talk about her pregnancy journey thus far and her plans for the birth of her first child. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Lalo. Thoughtful…
 
I get lots of questions about perineal tears - how they happen, how to prevent them, and how to heal them - so I want to answer as many of those as I can for you today. In this episode you'll learn how common perineal lacerations are, risk factors that can increase your chances, strategies to prevent them, and how they can affect current and future…
 
Founder and host of the 'Pregnancy After 40' podcast, lawyer and mother of three Michelle Johnson discusses her experiences with pregnancy in her 20's vs her 40's including similarities, differences, and misconceptions that come with pregnancy over 40. This podcast has been brought to you in part by Lalo. Thoughtfully designed baby and toddler esse…
 
If you're bringing home a new baby and you have a dog (or want one), then you need a plan that keeps everyone safe & happy. Michelle Stern of Pooch Parenting joins us on this episode to talk about introducing your newest family member to your pup and how you can prepare beforehand. We also chat about dog breeds and what to think about when adding a…
 
In this lovely birth story episode, Ashlyn shares what it was like having her first baby during COVID-19 via a scheduled induction. She had a great experience with prenatal care and her birth, which included an epidural and episiotomy. We talk about how her care changed in light of the coronavirus pandemic and how she and her husband have navigated…
 
If you're listening to this episode the day it comes out, then it is my 46th birthday! This is an interesting milestone for me, so this week's episode is a little different to reflect that. My older sister died of cancer the day before her 46th birthday, so naturally I've been thinking a lot about her, reflecting on her life, and thinking about my …
 
I was inspired to cover this episode's topic because I recently attended several births that ended up being operative vaginal deliveries. Also known as an assisted birth, an operative vaginal delivery means that the medical provider uses tools - either forceps or a vacuum cup - to help deliver the baby vaginally. In this episode you'll learn a lot …
 
After a disappointing hospital birth experience author and screenwriter Stephanie Danler planned a home birth for baby number two. In this episode Stephanie returns together with her midwife Jessica Diggs to share her second labor and delivery experience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We have a really interesting story this week about fertility, perseverance, and creative thinking. Our guest is a great example of someone who took control of their fertility journey and advocated for herself through a long and difficult process. Jasmine Katatikarn shares the ups and downs of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization …
 
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