Labor and delivery

Pain Control During Labor and Delivery

Pain Control During Labor and Delivery

It is normal to feel uncertain about childbirth, but this blog aims to give you a better understanding of your options and what to expect. To discuss the topic of pain control during labor and delivery, I’m joined by Dr. John Patton, anesthesiologist and RAAPM fellow.

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Can The CNM, Doula And MD Work Together?

Can The CNM, Doula And MD Work Together?

We CAN bridge the gap between MD’s, CNM’s, and doulas. We are already making progress towards that goal and continue to do so every time a group of powerful women comes together to support a woman on her journey as she becomes a new mother .

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A Doula And A Doctor Can Coexist

A Doula And A Doctor Can Coexist

A birth doula can provide much needed emotional support as someone the woman has come to know over the course of several weeks or months, as well as guidance to help her get through the challenging parts of labor and birth.

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The Childbirth Stories You Haven’t Heard

The Childbirth Stories You Haven’t Heard

“Social media has allowed people to one-up each other on their birth horror stories,” says Dr. Clark. “You hardly ever hear, ‘I went in and I had a good labor and I delivered my baby,’ because that’s not catchy.”

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What Really Happens to a Woman’s Body Before, During, and After Pushing Out a Baby

What Really Happens to a Woman’s Body Before, During, and After Pushing Out a Baby

In order to squeeze something the size of a watermelon through something the size of a lemon, a woman’s body must stretch from the inside out—which, like a comic-book hero, it manages to do thanks to a hurricane of hormones.

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I am an OB/GYN :: This is What EVERY Woman Should Know About Pregnancy and Delivery

I am an OB/GYN :: This is What EVERY Woman Should Know About Pregnancy and Delivery

As an OB/GYN and high-risk pregnancy specialist, I get called, texted and emailed nearly daily by friends, friends of friends, coworkers and family members with questions about various issues surrounding pregnancy and delivery.

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What are the Possible Complications During Labor and Delivery for Older Women?

What are the Possible Complications During Labor and Delivery for Older Women?

Not only are women of an older age at risk of having difficulty conceiving, they are also at increased risk for certain complications during labor and delivery. Listen as Dr. Clark explains why!

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What to pack? – The Pregnancy Hospital Bag Checklist

What to pack? – The Pregnancy Hospital Bag Checklist

We’ve made this trip several times. With the benefit of our experience and that of other moms and partners, we’ve produced this hospital bag checklist to guide you through exactly what to pack in your bag, your baby bag and your partner’s bag!

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Wait a Minute…I Don’t Have to Push on My Back??

Wait a Minute…I Don’t Have to Push on My Back??

Many parents arrive to the delivery room with the expectation that their baby will be born via the traditional lithotomy position (back-lying, legs up in stirrups). However, this is not the only birthing position, nor is it necessarily the best one for every woman.

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Everything You Want to Know About Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum, But Are Afraid to Ask!

Everything You Want to Know About Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery and Postpartum, But Are Afraid to Ask!

If you or someone you know is preparing for labor and delivery, this information is a must-read! There are several things to be aware of during labor and delivery, with additional considerations to keep in mind if a woman is 35 or over at the time of delivery.

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Is It Easier to Give Birth if You Work Out? An OB-GYN Explains

Is It Easier to Give Birth if You Work Out? An OB-GYN Explains

It is no secret that the health benefits of routine physical exercise are many. Working out improves your mental health, helps with weight control, boosts your energy levels, improves sleep, and can prevent the onset of many medical conditions.

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So Your OB May Not Be the One Who Delivers You…What Now??

So Your OB May Not Be the One Who Delivers You…What Now??

I appreciate my one weeknight per week and one weekend per month of being on call so much more now that I have an infant because time has become more precious than ever. Having this time off also decreases rates of physician burnout by allowing us to prolong our careers.

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