Episode 122 | December 2nd
Body Changes During Pregnancy: The Cervix
Your body experiences many changes throughout pregnancy. The cervix is an area of the body that plays an important role during labor and delivery. So, what exactly is going on “down there”?
Episode 121 | November 16th
Fetal Development: The Third Trimester
We’re continuing our series focusing on how your baby is growing through each trimester. So, what exactly happens during the third trimester? What final touches is your body making to your baby before he makes his grand debut to the world?
Episode 120 | November 3rd
Choosing Your Health Care Provider: OB/GYNs
We’re continuing our series focused on choosing your health care providers with a look at OB/GYNs. What exactly is the role of an OB/GYN and how much time will you typically spend with them during your prenatal appointments and during labor and delivery?
Episode 119 | October 20th
Preeclampsia: Symptoms and Treatment
So, why is your OB/GYN having you pee in a cup at the start of your appointments? They’re actually looking for signs of preeclampsia. Learn more about the risk factors, symptoms and treatment of this serious condition that pregnant women can develop.
Common Infections While Pregnant
Your body is working overtime throughout pregnancy, and sometimes not-so-pleasant infections can occur. So, what’s the deal with common issues such as yeast infections, UTIs, VB and Group B Step? How can they impact your pregnancy and labor/delivery?
Choosing Your Health Care Provider: Lactation Consultants
We’re continuing our series focused on your helping you chose you care providers. In this episode, we’ll learn more about lactation consultants and how they play an important role in helping you overcome early breastfeeding challenges.
Childbirth Preparation Methods: Bini Birth
We’re continuing our series focused on childbirth preparation methods. In this episode, learn all about Bini Birth. Bini’s vision is to connect new families to the birth community while honoring each family’s beliefs and backgrounds.
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