Back pain in Pregnancy. Episode: #149
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon
2d ago
Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy: Tips and Insights Pregnancy is a beautiful journey filled with anticipation and joy, but it can also bring about a less welcomed companion: back pain. Many expectant mothers experience back pain, particularly in the second and third trimesters. This discomfort arises from the natural changes your body undergoes to accommodate the growing baby. However, the good news is there are several strategies to manage and reduce back pain during this special time. Let’s explore some effective ways to find relief and enjoy your pregnancy with more comfort. Understanding ..read more
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How to Choose a VBAC Friendly Provider: Episode #147
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS
1M ago
Navigating the Path toward a Successful VBAC: Essential Questions for Your Healthcare Provider As strong advocates for informed and empowered childbirth, this episdoe addresses a topic close to the hearts of many expectant parents: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Choosing a VBAC-friendly provider is a critical step in this journey, not just for the success of the procedure, but for the overall experience of childbirth. Here are key aspects to consider and questions to ask your healthcare provider: Understanding VBAC Success Rates: The first and perhaps most crucial question to ask is ab ..read more
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No Surprises Act: Episode #146
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kirstin Mallon
1M ago
The No Surprises Act: A Much-Needed Shield in the Healthcare Battlefield In the labyrinth of American healthcare, where the Minotaur of unexpected costs lurks around every corner, the No Surprises Act emerges as a beacon of clarity and protection. Enacted in 2022, this legislation represents a crucial step in untangling the Gordian knot of medical billing, a maze that has perplexed and overwhelmed patients for far too long. Unmasking the Menace of Surprise Medical Bills For years, Americans have navigated the perilous waters of healthcare, often finding themselves blindsided by 'surprise bills ..read more
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New Tech in Obstetrics. Fetal Monitoring at Home: Episode #145
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS
2M ago
True Birth discusses new tech in pregnancy. Pregnancy is a time of wonder and anticipation, but it also comes with its share of medical checkups and monitoring. Traditional prenatal care often involves frequent visits to the doctor's office, which can be time-consuming and inconvenient for expectant mothers. However, with advancements in technology, a revolutionary change is underway in obstetrics, ushering in the era of fetal monitoring at home. In this episode, we'll delve into a groundbreaking company that has paved the way for this transformation, offering the first FDA-cleared, remote mon ..read more
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The Postpartum Stay. What to Expect After Your Delivery. Episode #144
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS
2M ago
Bringing a new life into the world is a miraculous and life-changing experience. The 24 hours following childbirth are a crucial time for both mother and baby, as they require specialized care and support. In this episode of True Birth, we will take you through what to expect during this period, from the delivery of the placenta to the early stages of postpartum recovery in the immeidate hours after birth, learning about breastfeeding, receiving help with your newborn, and preparing for discharge. Let's embark on this journey of the first days after giving birth. The immeidate postpartum hou ..read more
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Why does someone become an Obstetrician? Episode #108
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon
2M ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology can be a wonderful beautiful experiene as a place to work but also have its fair share of challenges. In this episode, Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak, Maternal Fetal Medicne Specilaist, and Kristin Mallon, Certified Nurse Midwife, disucss why someone chooses the field of OB/GYN.  The choice of a medical specialty is a significant decision for physicians, influenced by a combination of personal interests, experiences, lifestyle considerations, and professional goals.  Why someone might choose a particular field in medicine: Personal Interest and Passion: Many doctors ..read more
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RSV Vaccine in Pregnancy: Episode #143
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS
3M ago
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that can cause respiratory infections in people of all ages, including pregnant women. RSV infections are more prevalent during the fall and winter months. While RSV infections are usually mild and cold-like in healthy adults, they can lead to more severe respiratory symptoms in certain populations, including young infants and individuals with weakened immune systems. In the context of pregnancy, RSV infections are generally considered a concern primarily because of the potential impact on the health of the mother and the developing fetus. He ..read more
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Late Transfers in Pregnancy: Episode #141
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS
5M ago
What are some of the reasons someone would choose to transfer OB/GYN providers later in a pregnancy?  Say, perhaps after 20 weeks of gestation?  There are several reasons why someone may choose to transfer to a different healthcare provider late in pregnancy. These reasons may include: Dissatisfaction with Current Provider: A person may become dissatisfied with their current healthcare provider due to issues such as poor communication, lack of trust, or a feeling that their concerns and preferences are not being adequately addressed. Changes in Insurance Coverage: Changes in insu ..read more
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Beating the Odds in Pregnancy.: Episode #139
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon, CNM, MS
6M ago
In the world of obstetrics and labor and delivery, statistics often play a pivotal role in shaping expectations for both parents and healthcare providers. Whether it's the odds of a smooth pregnancy, a complication-free childbirth, or a successful outcome in high-risk scenarios, we're frequently presented with numbers that can either bolster our hope or sow seeds of doubt. However, it's vital to recognize that beyond these statistics, there exists a powerful force capable of transcending expectations: optimism. The Force of Positive Outlook Optimism is more than just a state of mind; it's a tr ..read more
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Evolving Practices in field of Obstetrics. Techniques that are out of date. Episdoe #138
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by Dr. Yaakov Abdelhak & Kristin Mallon
6M ago
While many things have remained the same for millenia, the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) has witnessed remarkable advancements over the years, revolutionizing the way healthcare professionals care for pregnant individuals and women's reproductive health. As medical understanding deepens and technology progresses, certain practices that were once considered standard have fallen out of favor. In this epidsode, we will explore techniques that were once commonly used the field of obstetircs but are no longer the go-to methods due to advancements in medical knowledge and technology.&n ..read more
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