Pregnancy Pearls Podcast

Pregnancy Pearls Podcast

Dr. Plenty, is a double board-certified OB/GYN and high risk pregnancy expert. She's brilliant, well-researched with a great bedside manor.... but she is a little feisty and will "tell it like it is". Growing tired of seeing complications in pregnancy that could have been prvented, 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.... Show More

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March 4, 2021 47 min
This week, Dr. Plenty is joined by financial expert & founder of Premier Peak Consulting services, Ashley Holston, to discuss ways to set your child up for financial success. Want know the best time to start a college fund for your child or ways to make sure your child has an A+ credit score?  Well, this is the episode for you. If you’re a parent, you don’t want to miss this one.  Listen and share!  See omnystudio.com/list...
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February 25, 2021 24 min
There are several reasons for itching in pregnancy, but the one for which you should be evaluated is cholestasis of pregnancy. Listen as Dr. Plenty gives details about diagnosis and management of cholestasis of pregnancy as well as other causes of itching.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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February 18, 2021 27 min
In this week’s episode, Dr. Plenty talks about ectopic pregnancies.  Listen as she reviews the symptoms of an ectopic and how this pregnancy complication is managed. She slaps talks about what to do with a positive pregnancy test with an IUD in place.  You don’t want to miss this episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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February 11, 2021 18 min
In this week's episode, we discuss what we really don't want to talk about... and that's weight.  Obesity can lead to issues with fertility and cause complications during the pregnancy. If you are morbidly obese, weight loss as little as 10lbs can reduce your risk of having complications during pregnancy. Do you know your BMI? Well, step on the scale with Dr. Plenty so you can know where you stand and understand your ri...
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On this week's episode, Dr. Plenty discusses the pros and cons of a trial of labor after C-section (TOLAC, which if successful is called a VBAC) versus just proceeding with a repeat C-section.  She breaks down risks during labor, risks of surgery, and what to expect in both situations during the pandemic. If you're pregnant and have had a C-section before, you want to definitely listen to this episode! See omnystudio.com/l...
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On this week's episode, special guest, Nikki Branch aka Nikki for the Culture, trailblazer behind Women for the Culture, talks with Dr. Plenty about how she balances being a mom to two special needs kids while managing numerous entrepreneurial ventures.  You don't want to miss this open and honest conversation about being a fulltime career woman with kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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January 21, 2021 29 min
Most people equate self care to making time for hair appointments and manicures.  Well, it's more than just that! Selfcare is actually extremely important in order to maximize your overall mental and physical health.  As a full time physician, mother to a toddler, and wife, Dr. Plenty gets it! Sometimes we might feel guilty taking time away from our primary responsibilities to focus on ourselves. So, in this week's episode,...
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January 14, 2021 36 min
On this week's episode, Dr. Plenty and lifestyle medicine expert, Dr. Jade Norris, discuss ways we, as women, can live a more active, healthier life.  The doctors give simple steps to start changing your daily habits as well the importance of optimizing your health before pregnancy. The doctors discuss everything from meal prep to prescription weight loss medications.  Listen to learn how to take the first steps to a newer, bet...
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January 6, 2021 43 min
Have you ever wondered if that advice your mom or grandmother gave you was really true? Well, in this week's episode, Dr. Plenty addresses common and not-so-common pregnancy myths and gives do's and don'ts to keep you safe this pregnancy. You'll get answers to questions such as:  Is sushi safe to eat during pregnancy? Will wearing a mask decrease my oxygen levels? And much more!  Listen now, and share with a friend....
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December 31, 2020 22 min
Dr. Plenty discusses morning sickness. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 24, 2020 46 min
Dr. Plenty, and special guest Dr. Tiffany Tonismae, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist practicing in Tampa, FL, have an in-depth discussion about the pros and cons of the COVID-19 vaccine.  The two experts also talk through unique cases and answer complex questions sent in by listeners. You do not want to miss this episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 17, 2020 30 min
How do you know when it's the right time to have your first or next baby?  Is your health optimal?  Are you mentally prepared for pregnancy? Are your medications safe for pregnancy? Listen as Dr. Plenty answers these questions and gives tips to optimize your health before pregnancy so that your future pregnancy can be safer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 10, 2020 53 min
James Harris, author of Man Just Express Yourself and founder of the Men To Heal movement, joins Dr. Plenty to discuss pregnancy and infant loss and ways men can also deal with loss and express themselves.  This episode also explores the stages of grief and how men and women can help each other heal.  Visit www.pregnancypearls.com for more information on the author and ways to purchase his book. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...
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December 2, 2020 50 min
Dr. Plenty and special guest, Melodie Narain-Blackwell, founder of Color of Crohn's and Chronic Illness, Inc. (COCCI), discuss the impact of Crohn's disease on pregnancy and ways to advocate for your health. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 26, 2020 30 min
Listen up as Dr. Plenty gives advice on how to stay safe from COVID-19 during the holiday season.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 19, 2020 32 min
In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Plenty gives details about different types of diabetes and how it affects pregnancy. She also breaks down complicated cases related to diabetes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Dr. Plenty and special guest, Dr. Kim Harris, one of the most popular OB/GYNs in Indianapolis, IN, discuss the challenges of juggling breastfeeding and getting the spice back in your sex life!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 5, 2020 37 min
During the pandemic, the "Black Home Birth Initiative" has been on the rise.  Are you safer having a home birth? Will a home birth eliminate medical bias and discrimination? Join Dr. Plenty and special guest, Dr. Brianne Anderson, an OB/GYN in New Orleans, LA, as they discuss the pros and cons. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 29, 2020 25 min
Listen as Dr. Plenty describes the different types of twin pregnancies and breaks down complicated twin cases. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 22, 2020 28 min
Dr. Plenty discusses facts about preeclampsia, previously called "toxemia in pregnancy", and delves into pregnancy cases with this dreaded complication.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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