• Maternal changes in pregnancy | Reproductive system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy
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    Maternal changes in pregnancy | Reproductive system physiology | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

    – Pregnancy is the development of offspring inside a woman’s uterus. It’s also called gestation, and during gestation a lot of changes occur in mom’s body. So the average pregnancy lasts about 38-1/2 weeks, and for ease of discussion when we’re talking about pregnancy, we sort of talk about it as having three phases, called trimesters, and each trimester lasts about 13 weeks. So if I said that event X happens in the first trimester, you’d know I meant some time between one and 13 weeks of pregnancy. And if event Y happens in the second trimester, that would be between weeks 14 and 26 and so on. So, three…

  • Dr. Stacy Brown Talks About the Childbirth Experience
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    Dr. Stacy Brown Talks About the Childbirth Experience

    Every day is exciting and differen’t. It’s a diverse, virbrant neighborhood. When a patient comes in with a certain request or desire, it’s about finding the right combination to meet them where they are. Listening to patients about what their expectations are during their prenatal care and trying to be clear about what our expectations are and what the course of prenatal care will look like–and then the same with the birth experience. What people are looking for and what they want out of that experience. And trying to meet together where our common goal is going to be to have a healthy mom and a healthy baby and having…

  • Deaths From Pregnancy and Childbirth: Why Are More U.S. Mothers Dying and What Can Be Done?
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    Deaths From Pregnancy and Childbirth: Why Are More U.S. Mothers Dying and What Can Be Done?

    MICHELLE WILLIAMS: Welcome to the forum, live streamed worldwide from the Leadership Studio at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I’m Dean Michelle Williams. The forum is a collaboration between the Harvard Chan School and independent news media. Each program features a panel of experts addressing some of today’s most pressing public health issues. The forum is one way the school advances the frontiers of public health and makes scientific insights accessible to policymakers and the public. I hope you find this program engaging and informative. Thank you for joining us. [MUSIC PLAYING] TINA MARTIN: Thank you, and welcome so much for joining us. My name is Tina…

  • Preparing your Body for Pregnancy | Kaiser Permanente
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    Preparing your Body for Pregnancy | Kaiser Permanente

    (upbeat music)>>Stella Dantas, MD OB/GYN – When you’re thinking about getting pregnant, you want to be in the healthiest state possible. So it’s important to go and visit your physician, or your midwife, to plan on how to have a healthy pregnancy.>>Rachel Walker, MD OB/GYN – We can help you optimize any health conditions that you may have and we can talk about getting your body healthy before starting a pregnancy.>>Angela Chiodo, CNM Certified Nurse-Midwife – And then even just mentally and emotionally preparing to make room for a child in your life.>>Fonda Mitchell, MD OB/GYN – During that visit we can have multiple conversations and making sure that you…

  • #5 The Mystical Pregnancy (Tropes vs. Women)
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    #5 The Mystical Pregnancy (Tropes vs. Women)

    A trope is a common pattern in a story or a recognizable attribute in a character that conveys information to the audience. A trope becomes a cliche when it’s overused. Sadly, some of these tropes often perpetuate offensive stereotypes. One thing I love about speculative fiction is its ability to explore difficult topics. Because of it’s separation from our current timeframe, it can comment on socio-economic and cultural issues in really engaging and interesting ways. But one thing that I’ve learned from watching a lot of science fiction and fantasy television is you never, ever want to get pregnant on TV. Yup. Some of the our most celebrated female characters…

  • Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy
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    Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy with Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy

    Jordan: Hi, I’m Jordan Rubin and welcome to Ancient Medicine Today brought to you by draxe.com. And I am here with, I was going to say old friend, but I’m going to say a young friend, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy. She is a medical doctor, board certified in family practice and runs a center for new medicine in Orange County, California. And we’re excited Dr. Connealy, to have you here because we’re going to talk about something we’ve never discussed but is so critical today and throughout history. We’re going to talk about “Preparing Your Body for Pregnancy.” I’ve often said that people should take classes before they have children,…