“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


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


Headaches in Pregnancy

By on June 5, 2023

Mild headaches during pregnancy are common because of changes in nutrition, sleep, and stress. However, severe headaches should be medically examined since pregnant women are more susceptible to vascular issues that could result in painful headache symptoms. On the Healthful Woman Podcast, neurologist Dr. Naomi Feuer joins Dr. Nathan Fox, an OB-GYN and maternal-fetal health


Fetal Genetic Testing with Cell-Free DNA

By on June 1, 2023

If you have concerns about genetic conditions that may be present in your fetus, genetic testing can be offered or recommended during your prenatal care. Cell-free DNA-based screening, often referred to as cfDNA or non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS) or non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a type of test that has been available since 2011. cfDNA


Twin Pregnancy and Fundal Height

By on April 26, 2023

Have you ever heard of the term fundal height when it comes to pregnancy? Read on to learn more about this measurement and what you should know about it regarding twin pregnancies. What is Fundal Height? Fundal height is used to indicate gestational age and may also indicate the possibility of preterm birth. It is


The Postpartum Plan: Preparing to be a New Mom

By on March 21, 2023

Dr. Tracey Agnese, a pediatrician in NYC joins Dr. Fox to discuss the importance of planning to take care of a newborn as well as the mother’s needs through the fourth trimester, not just making a birth plan during pregnancy. Healthful Woman · “The Postpartum Plan: Preparing to be a New Mom” – with Dr.


How to Repair and Prevent Tears During Childbirth

By on February 8, 2023

How to Repair and Prevent Tears During Childbirth On a recent episode of the Healthful Woman podcast, “Tears, Lacerations, and Episiotomies,” Dr. Nathan Dox sat down with Dr. Sadia Mobeen to discuss tears during childbirth. Different types of tears or lacerations can happen and, depending on the severity of the tear, different recovery time is


Fetal Complications in Pregnancy and Signs to Look For

By on December 14, 2022

When a woman learns that she is pregnant, it can be exciting and a little overwhelming. After all, there are many different things that she must take into account to ensure that both she and her baby is healthy. Doctor’s visits are important during pregnancy to ensure that both mother and baby are healthy and