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Bailey’s second pregnancy, which coincided with lockdown during the spring of 2020. Bailey was very sick during the pregnancy, and describes how her husband helped her with their older daughter while working from home. After she delivered her baby, she then had to return to her obstetrician’s office to have the placenta removed through a D & C.…
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On this episode of High Risk Birth Stories, Bailey shares her story of choosing to take fertility medication, struggling with bleeding due to issues with her cervix, and being induced at 39 weeks with her first baby. She also shares why her delivery required an episiotomy and her experience recovering.…
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Adrienne Van Ardsall joins Dr. Fox to discuss her experience as a gestational carrier. Adrienne was the carrier for Simon and Adina Brief, who told their side of the story in a previous episode. She explains why she chose to be a gestational carrier, advice for women who are interested, and how she felt about the experience.…
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Dr. Fox welcomes Adina and Simon Brief, who had their third child with the help of a gestational carrier. Adina and Simon tell their story, including why they chose a gestational carrier (or surrogate), their advice for other parents, and explaining the process to friends and family.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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In this episode of High Risk Birth Stories, Devorah shares her experience delivering twins. During her eighth pregnancy, Devorah chose care from a midwife and didn’t find out she was having twins until 32 weeks. She then delivered baby A vaginally after a long labor, but had to be rushed into a C-section for baby B.…
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In part two of her High Risk Birth Story, Penina shares her experience with IVF and delivering her son after previously choosing to terminate a pregnancy due to an abnormality. She also explains being proactive about mental health and her story of postpartum depression.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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In part one of Penina’s High Risk Birth Story, she shares the difficulty she faced getting pregnant due to PCOS and the struggle of watching friends and family members getting pregnant while she faced infertility. After finding success with IVF, a 12-week scan showed significant defects including gastroschisis and omphalocele.…
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In part two of Kayla’s story, she shares more about the postpartum experience. After giving birth to her son, Kayla experienced postpartum anxiety. She describes her symptoms, working with a therapist to overcome them, and how anxiety affected her second pregnancy.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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Kayla, whose sister was featured on a previous episode, shares her High Risk Birth Story. During Kayla’s first pregnancy, she was living in Florida away from family with her husband, a naval officer. She describes her experience finding a support system of new friends, developing preeclampsia and delivering her baby at 36 weeks, and undergoing trea…
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In part 2 of this episode, Brianna Barclay shares how her pregnancy experience helped relieve some of her fear of seeing doctors and the impact that mental health struggles have had on her life. She also explains why she and her doctor chose to proactively treat postpartum depression, her birth experience, and what being a new mother has been like.…
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Brianna Barclay tells part one of her pregnancy story. Brianna suffers from clinical OCD and an intense fear of medical procedures. During her pregnancy, she also dealt with hyperemesis, which ultimately caused her to lose 35-40 pounds before she delivered her baby.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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In this episode, Malkie Marrus shares that at 42 weeks into her pregnancy she passed out at home and had to be rushed to the hospital by an ambulance, where they discover that her baby has no heartbeat. She then describes the recovery process, both physically and emotionally, and how building a mikvah in her community was part of her healing journe…
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High Risk Birth Stories listener Vani shares the story of her own pregnancy. At 12 weeks, Vani learned that her amnion and chorion membranes had not fused. Later tests then showed high risk for structural anomalies and heart defects, and anatomy scans confirmed these concerning signs. Vani explains how she ultimately made the decision to terminate,…
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In part two of this episode, Nechama describes delivering her baby without her husband at the hospital due to being COVID positive. After being induced, Nechama struggles with intense contractions and a difficult relationship with her nurse. A uterine rupture then forces an emergency C-section. Nechama explains the steps she later took to heal, phy…
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Nechama, a High Risk Birth Stories listener, wrote in to share her story after “searching for healing” and finding the podcast. Nechama is a mother of nine. She first briefly recounts her first seven pregnancies, including the delivery of her twins. She also shares the first half of the story of her eighth pregnancy, during which she tested positiv…
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Sarah Roer Bendheim, who previously joined the Healthful Woman podcast to discuss eating disorders, now joins High Risk Birth Stories to tell the story of delivering her twins. After four “uneventful” pregnancies, Sarah had two miscarriages and decided to pursue fertility treatments, including IUI and IVF. Later, she went into labor with her twins …
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In part two of this episode, Shira Billet talks about her process of working through grief and common grief experiences after losing a pregnancy. She and Dr. Fox touch on difficult topics like anxiety in subsequent pregnancies, stillbirth, and more.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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Shira Billet shares her story of losing a twin pregnancy in 2015. Since this loss, Shira has become a resource for women and families going through the same thing. She explains how she found that “if I could do something that would make the world better, or help other people… that felt like some kind of alternative version of being a mother.”…
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In this episode, Ashley shares the story of her pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum complications. Aside from nausea and other typical symptoms, Ashley shares that her pregnancy and delivery went very smoothly. However, she suffered a hemorrhage shortly after the birth. As a psychotherapist, Ashley explains the emotional as well as the physical tol…
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Tammy Balaban shares the stories of her two pregnancies, including monitoring high fluid in her first pregnancy, laboring for 24 hours before having a C-section, and preeclampsia after giving birth. She also also describes pregnancy and delivery through Covid with her second baby.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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Kristin shares her High Risk Birth Story. Her son Max was born premature at just 25 weeks and 5 days. An anatomy scan found that Kristin’s cervix was short, but closed. She explains the treatment she underwent as part of a study at Northwestern, her water breaking unexpectedly, and her son’s 97-day stay in the NICU.…
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Raquel shares her story of having two children in her mid-forties with a donor egg. Raquel’s High Risk Birth Story begins with a chemical pregnancy miscarriage shortly after getting married at 39 and includes multiple miscarriages and rounds of IUI and IVF. She shares her stories so others will feel supported and like they are not alone.…
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Brooke tells her High Risk Birth Story of receiving a confined placental mosaicism diagnosis in her second pregnancy. Brooke explains that an early NIPT showed markers for trisomy 13, but an ultrasound didn’t show any signs of abnormality. Further testing and genetic counseling later showed confined placental mosaicism, or an abnormal number of chr…
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Debbie and Mike Goldstein join High Risk Birth Stories to discuss their fertility journey. The couple started trying to get pregnant when Debbie was 33, and eventually began IVF treatment. After multiple miscarriages and failed IVF cycles, Debbie eventually went through multiple treatments including laparoscopic surgery to remove cysts and treat en…
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Jaime and Aaron Harris join Dr. Fox to discuss the births of their three children, who were born about 18 months apart each. They explain the process of a hypnobirth, which is a sort of mindfulness practice to remain calm, relaxed, and positive, as well as their experience having two of their children during COVID.…
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Charlotte tells her High Risk Birth Story about her son Matthew, who was born in 2014. An early anatomy scan at 16 weeks showed that Matthew had omphalocele, which is a condition where the digestive organs develop in the umbilical cord outside of the body. Charlotte shares her experience with genetic testing, developing preeclampsia, and her son’s …
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In this episode of High Risk Birth Stories, Brittany and Kyle Schueckler tell the story of their twins, Ryan and Owen. After struggling with health issues including Lupus and Factor V Leiden, Brittany found out she was pregnant with twins, but baby B was significantly smaller. Through her pregnancy, she and Kyle had to make difficult decisions incl…
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In part two of Chanie’s High Risk Birth Story, she tells Dr. Fox about her second pregnancy. After years of struggling with fertility treatments to have a second child, an IUI cycle unexpectedly resulted in a quintuple pregnancy. Chanie explains making the difficult decision to reduce the pregnancy, including seeking advice from a rabbi, the proced…
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Chanie, who has two interesting birth stories. In this episode, Chanie shares the story of her first pregnancy and birth, which includes water breaking at 32 weeks, a week-long stay in the hospital before giving birth, and her baby’s brain hemorrhage. As a listener of the podcast, Chanie found strength in hearing other people’s stories, and hopes t…
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On this episode of High Risk Birth Stories, Megan Hofbauer tells her story of choosing to terminate a pregnancy after genetic testing indicated her baby had trisomy 18. Megan explains that “it’s important to put a name and a story behind terminating for medical reasons” and shares her firsthand experience to clear up common misconceptions about thi…
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Andrew Rosenstock joins High Risk Birth Stories to share the story of his wife’s second pregnancy. While they were first receiving care from a midwife, Andrew and his wife switched to maternal fetal medicine care after a subchorionic hematoma and other complications were detected. He explains their experience with CVS testing, placental mesenchymal…
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Stephanie Castellano, a Healthful Woman listener, wrote in to share her story of delivering her twins. Because Stephanie has PCOS, she knew she had to undergo fertility treatment, which included both IUI and IVF. After getting pregnant with her twins, she faced complications including a short cervix and fetal fibronectin. Then, after a scheduled C-…
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In this episode of High Risk Birth Stories, Athena Antal, a certified nurse-midwife, tells the story of delivering her first baby. Athena decided to have a home birth even though she was a labor nurse at the time, but after some difficulties, while laboring at home, her midwife drove her to the hospital for an epidural where she ultimately had a fo…
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In the first home birth episode of High Risk Birth Stories, OB-GYN Dr. Amber Warmsley talks about her experience choosing home birth for her second child. After delivering her first baby at the hospital, an experience she says she treated “almost like a science experiment,” Dr. Warmsley began shadowing a home birth midwife. She explains why she ult…
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Elise Nelson, a Healthful Woman listener, joins Dr. Fox to talk about her High Risk Birth Story. In this episode, she tells the story of delivering her second baby in May 2021, which includes pregnancy through COVID, postpartum hemorrhage, and adjusting to taking care of a newborn and two-year-old with help from family.…
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On this episode of High Risk Birth Stories, Phuong and Khanh Nguyen join Dr. Fox to talk about the birth of their twins. Phuong and Khanh are from Vietnam, and talk about navigating the US healthcare system as well as Phuong’s three week stay in the hospital before delivering her twins.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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Ruchie shares her story of delivering her fifth child. After two previous miscarriages, Ruchie chose a high-risk OB/GYN and took hormones through her pregnancy, but otherwise did not face complications. However, she began bleeding after the birth. She and a special guest discuss the decision not to perform a hysterectomy and what her treatment was …
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Cali, a listener of Healthful Woman and High Risk Birth Stories, volunteered to share her own story. Cali’s first baby was born unexpectedly premature. After months of nausea symptoms, Cali went into labor at 31 weeks. She shares her experience caring for her son, Jagger, in the NICU as well as her second pregnancy.…
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This episode of High Risk Birth Stories features Gina Hamadey, who wrote a book on gratitude including a thank-you to Dr. Fox, who delivered her second baby. She explains the different experiences between her first delivery with a midwife and no pain medications, after which she developed Strep A and sepsis, compared to her second baby delivered wi…
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Laura shares her High Risk Birth Story of delivering triplets and a complicated pregnancy that Dr. Fox says required “the kitchen sink” in terms of treatments. Laura recounts becoming pregnant through IVF, debating reduction after initially becoming pregnant with quadruplets, and complications with a short cervix.…
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Gila Block shares her High Risk Birth Story and the story of founding Yesh Tikva, a support group for women facing infertility. Gila’s story starts when she was married at 22 and wanted to start a family right away but faced complications from thyroiditis and infertility. She shares the traumatic experience of feeling misunderstood and judged, fail…
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Kerry shares the High Risk Birth Story of her first pregnancy in 2017. Kerry had pre-existing EDS and POTS, which caused hypermobility and issues with an irregular heartbeat and blood pressure. She explains how she looked for a team of doctors before getting pregnant, her plan to “labor down” during the birth, poor communication as she was giving b…
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In part 2 of her High Risk Birth Story, Dr. Nicoll tells Dr. Fox about her pregnancy and birth. Dr. Nicoll found out she was pregnant just before Covid-19 shut down New York, and eventually went into labor early with preeclampsia and had a C-section. She also discusses the meaning behind her son’s name and raising her baby through lockdown.…
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In part one of Dr. Linda Nicoll’s story, she recounts deciding to get pregnant at 40 using a sperm donor and IVF. She explains how she chose her sperm donor, the IVF process, and support from family and friends through the process of making her decision to become a mother.Autor: High Risk Birth Stories
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