Dr. Duncan Burkholder Discusses Pain Control during Child Birth

When it comes to the pain of labor we only have three options. Option 1: Breathe through it. There are many women who can do that and it’s really not just because of how tough they are, it’s because of those other things that have to do with weather the labor is difficult or not. […]

My Doctor Didn’t Believe My Pain

– There have been so many times when my doctors have not believed me when I told them that I was in pain. The first one happened when I was 15 years old and during basketball practice, while running wind sprints, I started to feel this horrible horrible pain in my abdomen. You know how […]

False Labor vs. True Labor – Childbirth Education

Hi, my name is Wendy Nichols. I’m a registered nurse and the childbirth instructor for Signature Medical Group. Today we’re gonna talk about labor: false labor vs. true labor Braxton Hicks contractions, otherwise known as false labor are a tightening sensation or contractions that are happening only in the front of your abdomen you’ll feel […]

Why it costs so much to have a baby in the US

Childbirth is the primary reason people are hospitalized in America. And to get an idea of what it actually costs, ,we called up several hospitals to see if they’d tell us. A couple of them weren’t willing to provide any information.* Others actually had prices and estimates.* But the thing is, none of them would […]

Preterm Labor Signs & Symptoms – Childbirth Education

Hi, I’m Wendy Nichols. I’m a registered nurse and the childbirth instructor for Signature Medical Group. Today we’re gonna talk about pre-term labor: signs and symptoms to report to your OB physician Pre-term labor is categorized as signs and symptoms of labor prior to your 37th week of pregnancy Babies born too soon can have […]

Is home birth safe?

Most of you watching this are lucky enough to have never been pregnant. Myself included. Birth is bloody hard. Well, it looks that way. And if you have to spawn the next generation, you should be able to do it however the GOD DAMN GET THIS THING OUTA ME HOLY CRAP you want. Especially in […]

Pregnancy Q&A: Am I gaining too much weight?

I’m Dr. Steven Olsen. I’ve been with McLaren Macomb for 20 years as a practicing OB/GYN. A very common question that I get when my patients come to see me is, am i gaining too much weight. They’re very, very concerned about their weight gain during pregnancy. It’s an excellent question because you want to […]

Pregnancy Physiology: Gastrointestinal & Renal System – Obstetrics Course | Lecturio

Okay, so moving on to the gastrointestinal system now. So first thinking about anatomical changes. Well, the stomach and the intestines are displaced by the enlarging uterus. And then there’s decreased tone of the lower esophageal sphincter. This is the reason woman in the 1st trimester specially. But again in the 3rd trimester experience with […]

Antenatal Care: Confirming and Dating Pregnancy – Obstetrics | Lecturio

Let’s now talk about confirming and dating pregnancy. So here’s a case. A 19 year old presents to the emergency room with complaint of nausea,vomiting and right lower quadrant pain. She states the pain has becoming increasingly worse over the last 12 hours. She has no medical problems and no surgical history. She has never […]