Babies Make You Live Longer
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
6d ago
Several of you have asked if having babies later in life can cause issues with your health. Pregnancy, regardless of the age, can take a toll on the body. But there are studies that show some benefit of having babies later in life… and on average, that means living longer! Check out this episode where we discuss how babies keep you living longer. I also jump straight into your questions related to being of a mature age and having kids. Download and listen now ..read more
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Amniocentesis
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
1w ago
On last week's podcast episode, we chatted about Down syndrome, which sparked several questions about the amniocentesis procedure. So we discussed it at length during this week's podcast episode. An amniocentesis is a procedure that entails removal of amniotic fluid through introduction of a sterile needle into the uterine cavity, typically under ultrasound guidance. If you've been offered an amniocentesis during your pregnancy, want to learn about reasons they are done, or want to know more about what happens during and after the procedure, this is the episode for you. Download and listen now ..read more
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What you’re afraid to ask your provider… ask Dr. Plenty
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
1M ago
This week, we dropped another #AskDrPlenty episode. This time, the focus was on all those questions you’re too embarrassed to ask your provider . From random odors during sex to how to talk to your partner about STDs, all your questions were answered! Make sure to check out this episode to be apart of the girl talk. And if you have personal questions, send those in as well ..read more
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Bell’s Palsy & Pregnancy
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
1M ago
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but there are several things that can happen during pregnancy. One diagnosis that is more than twice as likely to occur during pregnancy that we don’t talk about enough is Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy can mimic a stroke but is actually a paralysis of the facial nerve (or the main number that controls muscles in the face). Check out this episode to learn why pregnant and postpartum women are more likely to have Bell’s Palsy, the prognosis in pregnancy vs being diagnosed outside of pregnancy, and how it’s treated. If you’re expecting or want to learn more, download ..read more
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So Now Embryos Have Rights?
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
1M ago
With the recent ruling of the Alabama Supreme Court giving frozen embryos the same rights as children, many of you were in a state of either shock or panic, which prompted several questions. Check out this episode of the podcast where I answer your questions regarding the ruling and give my personal and professional take on it and other bigger implications to come. We also discussed some considerations if you currently have frozen embryos and/or are considering IVF in the future. You don't want to miss this episode. Download and listen now ..read more
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Superfetation: Is this a real thing?
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
2M ago
So recently, there was a viral story about a woman who was pregnant with one baby and then found out she was pregnant again. So, is this a real thing? Superfetation happens when a person is already pregnant and then gets pregnant again. Yep, you read it right. But how could this be, right? Well, in this podcast episode, we're going to talk about superfetation, how it's more common in animals and how difficult it is to confirm in humans. We'll also talk about why it's more likely for patients with IVF pregnancies. Download and listen to the episode now ..read more
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Getting Pregnant is Hard AF
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
2M ago
Although you might hear about folks "accidentally" getting pregnant, getting pregnant is actually pretty hard! And if you're struggling with infertility or questioning whether you have an issue with your fertility, trying to have a baby can feel like a full time job. Thousands of women just like you are trying to conceive as we speak. So, if you've been trying for a while, you are not alone. Join in on the conversation by checking out this episode where you will learn more about ovulation and the optimal time to have intercourse. We'll also discuss things you should avoid to increase your chan ..read more
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Hemorrhage
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
2M ago
Hemorrhage, or significant bleeding, can occur at any time during or within the weeks after pregnancy. Despite advances in healthcare, it still remains the most common cause of pregnancy-related deaths worldwide. Check out this episode to learn about who’s at highest risk for having a hemorrhage, causes of hemorrhage, and how it’s treated. You’ll also learn what steps you should take at home if you start bleeding. Download and listen to the episode now to learn more ..read more
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Heart Disease & Pregnancy
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
2M ago
It's February, which means that it's Black History Month and Heart Health Month. So on this episode of the podcast, we discussed heart disease, one of the top causes of pregnancy-related deaths in women, particularly Black women. Check out this episode of the podcast where you'll learn about different types of heart disease, symptoms of heart disease and warning signs of a heart attack. You'll also find out if you're at risk for heart disease and steps you should take before, during and after pregnancy to ensure that you safely navigate through the pregnancy and beyond. EVERYONE should listen ..read more
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Cigarette Alternatives During Pregnancy: Are Vaping and Nicotine Patches Safe?
Pregnancy Pearls Podcast
by Mean Ole Lion Media
3M ago
A lot of us have made resolutions as we kick off 2024. For some, it might be to lose weight. For others, it could be to save for a house. But for many people, it’s to be healthier, including kicking that nasty smoking habit. There are a ton of smoking alternatives on the market with e-cigarettes and nicotine patches being two of the most common ones. But if you’re pregnant, are these alternatives safe? Check out this episode of the podcast where we explore the risks of vaping and nicotine patch use to you and your unborn baby compared to traditional cigarette use. If you’re trying to quit and ..read more
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