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Dr. Plenty, is a double board-certified OB/GYN and high risk pregnancy expert. She's brilliant, well-researched with a great bedside manner.... but she is a little feisty and will "tell it like it is". Growing tired of seeing complications in pregnancy that could have been prevented, she wanted a way to help women empower themselves through knowledge so they can advocate for themselves. This quest to educate women birthed this podcast.

Dr. Plenty, is a double board-certified OB/GYN and high risk pregnancy expert. She's brilliant, well-researched with a great bedside manner.... but she is a little feisty and will "tell it like it is". Growing tired of seeing complications in pregnancy that could have been prevented, she wanted a way to help women empower themselves through knowledge so they can advocate for themselves. This quest to educate women birthed this podcast.

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Dr. Plenty, is a double board-certified OB/GYN and high risk pregnancy expert. She's brilliant, well-researched with a great bedside manner.... but she is a little feisty and will "tell it like it is". Growing tired of seeing complications in pregnancy that could have been prevented, she wanted a way to help women empower themselves through knowledge so they can advocate for themselves. This quest to educate women birthed this podcast.

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English

Contact:

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Episodes

Eating for Two: Holiday Edition

12/1/2022
During this holiday season, you're probably fortunate to have a lot of friends and family around to help you out during your pregnancy. However, many of our friends and family members push food on pregnant family members because they think they are eating for two! Check out this episode to learn how much you should be eating, which foods are safe and which ones you should avoid. You'll also get some pretty good advice on how to politely turn down food, particularly from the family member who...

Duration:00:27:38

Molar Pregnancy

11/24/2022
A molar pregnancy is a rare complication that can happen when there are two many of dad’s chromosomes. This can happen when dad’s chromosomes duplicate because mom’s chromosomes are missing or two of dad’s sets of chromosomes are matched with one set of mom’s. This causes cells that would normally form the placenta to form cysts that grow throughout the uterus. Check out this episode to learn more about symptoms of molar pregnancy, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and how complications are...

Duration:00:29:09

Who's The Father: Paternity Testing

11/17/2022
Description: Not all pregnancies are planned, and there's no judgement here. Sometimes, we're just having a good time, and things tend to happen. Well, if your good time ended in you being pregnant and you're trying to figure out who the father of your baby is, this is the episode for you. During this episode, Dr. Plenty discusses period trackers, your fertility window, and how to figure out who the father of your baby is depending on your fertility window. She also lets you know when you...

Duration:00:26:09

Antidepressants in pregnancy

11/10/2022
If you’re taking an antidepressant and want children or already pregnant, you’re probably wondering if the medicine you’re on is safe in pregnancy. If that’s you, check out this episode of the podcast as Dr. Plenty discussing different types of antidepressants and which ones are first line in pregnancy. You’ll also learn which ones are safe and unsafe and the effects each class can have on your unborn child. Download and listen now, and don’t forget to rate and comment. See...

Duration:00:24:02

When To Sit Down

11/3/2022
Ever wonder if you’re doing too much during your pregnancy or when it’s time to take leave from work? Well, in this episode, Dr. Plenty talks about issues related in pregnancy that require you to slow down or even take your maternity leave early. She also lets you know special situations that might even require hospitalization. Ever pregnant woman should listen to this episode to make sure you’re not doing too much! Download and listen now, and share with your friends! See...

Duration:00:29:59

Does Tylenol Cause Autism?

10/26/2022
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably heard about all the Tylenol lawsuits linked to autism. For moms or those who are pregnant, this can cause a ton of anxiety? You might wonder if something you've commonly taken, like Tylenol, has caused or will cause your child to have autism. Well, check out this episode where Dr. Plenty reviews the research and breaks down whether or not you should be concerned. You'll also learn if and when you should use Tylenol during pregnancy. If...

Duration:00:25:44

Title: Kick Counts

10/20/2022
If you're pregnant, I'm sure you've heard of doing kick counts before, but what does this really mean? How are they done? When and why should I be doing them? If you have questions, in this episode, you'll learn the answers! Check out this episode now to learn all about kick counts and how they make sure your baby is safe! Make sure to share with your friends, rate, and comment!! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:34

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

10/13/2022
Tens of thousands of families lose pregnancies or babies every year. In fact, a fourth of women have suffered a loss during or shortly after pregnancy. To shed light on the commonality of this situation, for this week's podcast, we talked through this subject. Check out this episode to find out common reasons for pregnancy and infant loss and ways you and your provider can prepare for your next pregnancy. Dr. Plenty also shares her personal story of pregnancy loss and how she coped with it....

Duration:00:43:34

Breathing is Essential: Asthma & Pregnancy

10/6/2022
Breathing is essential to sustain life, so it's definitely needed for a healthy pregnancy. Asthma can be a major hindrance to breathing. Asthma is an obstructive lung disease that causes swelling and inflammation, making air movement in and out of the lung extremely difficult. Tune in to this episode to learn about asthma in pregnancy, how it's treated, and how it can affect the pregnancy. Make sure to share with your friends, rate, and comment! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

My Baby Has A Cleft Lip

9/29/2022
Description: During your anatomy scan, one of the areas examined is your baby's face. One of the most common and FIXABLE defects that can be diagnosed in the face is a cleft lip. On this week's episode, you'll learn all about the cleft lip, association with cleft palate, and ways to reduce your risk of your baby having this defect. Knowledge is power. Make sure to download and listen now, and don't forget to share with your friends! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:26:37

Antibodies in Pregnancy

9/22/2022
We all have antibodies circulating in our blood that help us fight off infections. But, if you're pregnant, some of those antibodies can cross the placenta and affect your unborn baby. This could lead to anemia of an unborn baby. Check out this episode to find out how we determine whether an antibody is significant or harmless. You'll also learn about how we determine if unborn babies are anemic, how these pregnancies are treated, and what you can do to prevent anemia in future pregnancies....

Duration:00:32:59

Bleeding After Sex

9/15/2022
Oftentimes, sex does not have to stop when you get pregnant. It actually has benefits! But, for many women, the thought of sex during pregnancy provokes fear and anxiety because we think it will cause harm to the pregnancy. Bleeding after sexual intercourse can even worsen these feelings. So, in this episode, Dr. Plenty talks about what to do if you experience vaginal bleeding after intercourse, medical situations that necessitate avoiding sexual intercourse, and when to be concerned (and...

Duration:00:28:47

Save a Life: National Suicide Prevention Week

9/7/2022
Season 3 is finally here, and we have a lot of important topics to discuss. Because it's National Suicide Prevention Week, in this episode, Dr. Plenty shared her personal experiences with the loss of family members due to suicide and educated listeners on warning signs of depression and suicidal behaviors. With suicide attempts being more common in women, particularly those suffering from postpartum depression and other mood disorders, she also answered questions to help listeners navigate...

Duration:00:24:06

Best Pearls!

7/28/2022
Dr. Plenty is on a brief break for some fun, relaxation, and moving! But, here’s a mid summer break episode with all of your favorite pearls and guests from season 2. So, listen and let the episode jog your memory. Make sure to rate, comment, and share with ALL your friends. We’ll be back with new topics and new guests in season 3 in a few short weeks. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:00:13

IUD: Is it right for your family planning?

7/7/2022
With the ongoing attack on reproductive rights, several people want to know how to be safe in planning for their families and not have any "slip ups". Dr. Plenty is in the baby making business, but wants you to be SAFE while doing so. If you've had a baby recently, one part of being safe is giving your body time to recover. If you have health issues, being safe also means making sure your conditions are well-controlled before your next pregnancy. So, an intrauterine device (IUD) might be the...

Duration:00:34:22

The Confident Mom

6/30/2022
On this episode of the podcast, we go beyond the pregnancy and talk about what it means to be prepared for motherhood. To provide some post-delivery expertise, this week, Dr. Plenty is joined by Dr. Emeka Obidi, board-certified Pediatrician, owner of Partners in Pediatrics & Family Health in Hagerstown, Maryland, and founder of Newborn Prep Academy. Ever wonder what you could do to prepare for your little one before his/her arrival? Or how to avoid spoiling your newborn? Well, you'll find...

Duration:00:56:16

It's His Baby Too!

6/22/2022
During pregnancy, some dads can feel absolutely helpless and detached while others actually experience pregnancy symptoms themselves. Everyone is different, but what really is the role of the dad during pregnancy? How can dad be helpful while tolerating symptoms and, sometimes, moodiness experienced by his/her significant other carrying the baby? Well, this week, Dr. Plenty is joined by the other Dr. Plenty... her husband, James Anthony Plenty. During this episode, the Drs. Plenty shared...

Duration:00:48:57

I Had A Miscarriage: Life After Pregnancy Loss

6/16/2022
So you've had the unfortunate experience of having a miscarriage... what happens now? Well, in this show, Dr. Plenty shares her own personal experience with pregnancy loss and walks you through why some miscarriages happen, how they're managed, and how to prepare mentally and physically for life going forward. Make sure to download and listen to this episode for an intimate and real conversation about life after pregnancy loss. Don't forget to share with your friends. See...

Duration:00:38:25

Why Am I So Moody?

6/9/2022
Are you pregnant and wondering why your spouse keeps complaining about your mood? You might think you're being nice or at least your usual self, but your significant other is likely going through it. Yep! It's not in your head, it's a real thing, but for good reason. Your body is going through major hormonal changes that definitely affect your mood. And let's not forget, the physical changes pregnancy causes which can also affect your mood. Check out this week's episode where the SPOUSES ask...

Duration:00:23:29

The Placenta

6/2/2022
The placenta, or what you've probably heard called "afterbirth", is the most important part of how your baby grows and matures... but you probably don't hear much about what it does. Well, that's because the placenta is extremely complex, so it's difficult to discuss all that it does. In this week's episode, we do just that. During the episode, Dr. Plenty really breaks down all the roles of the placenta and how it impacts growth and development of your baby as well as how it impacts you. Why...

Duration:00:40:23