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Learn the ins and outs of how hospitals handle maternity care. From epidurals to delivery rooms to NICUs.

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ASK: What are side effects of a spinal anesthesia when used in delivery of...

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER Spinal anesthesia is used in the labor and delivery unit, most commonly cesarean section. The shortcoming of spinal anesthesia is that it...
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ASK: Are there common ways a doctor would try to persuade me into a...

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER The mother is vulnerable. She can come in their birth photog, birth Doula, obstetrician, midwife, family history when she is in that...
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ASK: My doctor or midwife wants me to be induced, I’m not sure i...

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER A question like that probably has multiple layers to it all, but it actually depends on trust and if you've had a...
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ASK: What are some medical reasons for induction?

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER Medically, often times an induction is recommended when the mom will go over her due date, which as a reminder is an estimation...
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ASK: Should I schedule my induction for social reasons?

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER You also see inductions done for what I think are social reasons. Sometimes there's a convenience factor regarding maybe family-related issues and/or...
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ASK: What happens to my body when I get an induction?

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER Aspects of an induction that need to be appreciated, one is are they appropriate indications for it and then if they are,...
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ASK: Do I need an induction if I have low amniotic fluid?

TRANSCRIPT TO ANSWER Yeah, I mean I'll tell you what amniotic fluid looks like. It looks like it's a fluid situation, meaning that sometimes it's high,...
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SHARE: Being 43 weeks pregnant is still a women’s choice

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER She is 43 weeks in three days. She wants to be induced about four weeks, 39 weeks.  Here we are now Forty-three...
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ASK: What is a family centered Cesarean?

TRANSCRIPT TO ANSWER Wonderful question. We get asked that a lot, we call it actually family-centered. It's Assyrian. A key piece being that the mother,...
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ASK: What is Maternal Fetal Medicine or MFM?

TRANSCRIPT OF ANSWER Ah, maternal-fetal medicine, the science of obstetrics, I'm going to say maternal-fetal medicine. The common description is the high-risk doctor, but the...