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Sep 23, 2021

Decreased fetal movement (DFM) is when a woman is perceiving less movement than usual in her pregnancy in the second half of the second trimester or the third trimester.  Movement is a sign of fetal well being and a decrease in movement can be associated with sleep cycles but it can also be a first sign of...


Sep 20, 2021

When the umbilical cord slips out of the cervix before the head or the breech, this is a true obstetrical emergency. The cord is the baby's life supply and when it is out of the uterus it is vulnerable to compression, spasm, occlusion which can compromise the baby's blood and oxygen supply.   In the episode, we discuss...


Sep 17, 2021

Precipitous labor is when a woman delivered in less than 3 hours of when labor begins.  While this type of labor is very uncommon, many stories circulate about quick labors leading women to fear or hope for them more than they should. In this episode we review what to expect from a precipitous labor. 

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Sep 13, 2021

For many centuries physicians have been trying to understand why some women give birth with relative expediency while other women can have long drawn out labors.  In an effort to understand this discrepancy, two physicians (Caldwell & Malloy) studied cadavers and classified the shape of a woman's pelvics.

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Sep 9, 2021

Palpitations in Pregnancy are a common phenomenon due to the increase blood flow and cardiac workload.  Dr. Abdlehak reviews when they are normal and when you need to be concerned.

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