Is Pitocin Friend or Foe?

By on May 9, 2024

The Healthful Woman podcast host and maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Fox invited Dr. Stephanie Melka, OB/GYN, to discuss myths about Pitocin and labor, how it works, its uses, and why some women opt out. In the podcast episode “Pitocin: Friend or Foe?”, Discover more about Pitocin and whether you should take it during your pregnancy.


Tears, Lacerations, and Episiotomies

By on April 4, 2024

The Healthful Woman podcast host and maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Fox invited Dr. Sadia Mobeen to discuss what mothers can expect during childbirth in the podcast episode “Tears, Lacerations, and Episiotomies.” Discover more about tears and episiotomies that can occur during childbirth. Healthful Woman · “Tears, lacerations, and episiotomies” – with Dr. Sadia Mobeen About


Cerclage 101: Exploring Cervical Stitching

By on March 14, 2024

During the Healthful Woman podcast, hosted by Dr. Fox featuring guest Dr. Andrei Rebarber called, “Cerclage” At Your Cervix!” both doctors discuss the surgical procedure called a cerclage. This podcast reviews when a patient needs a cerclage and when the procedure may be considered controversial. Learn whether you may be a candidate for a cerclage


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


“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