Can I Stop Morning Sickness?

By on December 4, 2023

While pregnancy is a magical and exciting time for many women, it comes with many changes, including changes to the body. This may include morning sickness, which is very common for many women. Read on to learn more about morning sickness, and what you can do about it. What is Morning Sickness? Morning sickness is


What Cancer Screenings Can My Gynecologist Perform? 

By on November 29, 2023

While nobody wants to think about the fact that they may be at high risk for cancer, or hear that they have been diagnosed with cancer, being proactive in the screening process is vital for early detection and maintaining your overall health. Diagnosing cancer early gives patients a much better outlook for their treatment and


“Polyhydramnios: Deep Water!” – with Dr. Jen Lam-Rachlin

By on November 13, 2023

Polyhydramnios (high levels of amniotic fluid) might sound like a frightening condition, but it is usually not a cause for concern. On the Healthful Woman podcast, Dr. Jen Lam-Rachlin joins Dr. Nathan Fox to discuss polyhydramnios and what it means to receive this diagnosis. Healthful Woman · “Polyhydramnios: Deep Water!” – with Dr. Jen Lam-Rachlin


Vasa Previa 101: What You Should Know

By on October 23, 2023

What is Vasa Previa? Vasa previa is a rare but serious complication that can occur during pregnancy. It can lead to painless vaginal bleeding, especially late in gestation. It affects only about 1 in 2,500 pregnancies and has a high fetal mortality rate of 60%. Thankfully, there is a 97% fetal survival rate when prenatal


What to Expect When You’re Expecting a C-Section

By on October 16, 2023

When you become pregnant one of the first things you will discuss with your partner and provider is your birth plan. Whether you are choosing to give birth at home, with or without an epidural, or vaginally in the hospital, it is always important to have a plan in place. It is also important to


“The First Prenatal Visit” – with Dr. Sara Kostant

By on September 13, 2023

Dr. Kostant returns to Healthful Woman to talk about the first prenatal visit. In this episode, she explains what patients can expect in their first appointment with a new OB/GYN, when to schedule a prenatal appointment, and more. Healthful Woman · “The First Prenatal Visit” – with Dr. Sara Kostant Getting to Know the Patient


The Push and Pull of Forceps and Vacuum Deliveries

By on August 3, 2023

Dr. Stephanie Melka returns to Healthful Woman to discuss forceps and vacuum deliveries, which are known medically as operative vaginal deliveries. In this episode, she and Dr. Fox cover common concerns and misconceptions, explain why obstetricians turn to forceps or vacuum deliveries, and more.   Healthful Woman · “The Push and Pull of Forceps and


Understanding and Coping with a Miscarriage

By on June 29, 2023

Miscarriages are unfortunately common and affect every one out of four pregnancies. Miscarriages can be incredibly difficult to cope with and they often leave women and their families with many questions. We’ll be discussing miscarriages so that you can better understand what causes them and what to do if you think you are experiencing a


What is Sunny Side Up Birth?

By on June 21, 2023

On this episode of the Healthful Woman’s podcast, OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Nathan Fox answers a question about occiput posterior birth from one of our listeners. Occiput posterior position (OP) is also referred to as sunny-side-up delivery or face-up delivery. Here’s what you need to know about this atypical form of delivery and