A Doctor Delivers Podcast with Shannon M. Clark, MD
By Shannon M. Clark, MD
A Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist, Dr. Shannon M. Clark, delivers information to help guide you on your journey from trying to conceive to parenthood using her medical expertise, personal experiences and help from other medical experts!
A discussion with Charles Johnson on the recent comments of Sen. Bill Cassidy (LA) about the Maternal Mortality Crisis
Sen. Bill Cassidy of LA, who is also an MD specializing in GI or liver disease, had an interview with POLITICO for the Harvard Chan School of Public Health series Public Health on the Brink on May 19. He has claimed to be unapologetically “prolife”, but said in this interview when asked what needs to be done about LAs high maternal mortality rate, “About a third of our population is African American; African Americans have a higher incidence of maternal mortality. So, if you correct our population for race, we’re not as much of an outlier as it’d otherwise appear. Now, I say that not to minimize the issue but to focus the issue as to where it would be. For whatever reason, people of color have a higher incidence of maternal mortality.” I discuss these statements with Charles Johnson who founded of 4Kira4moms on 2017 after losing his wife Kira Dixon Johnson during a routine cesarean at Cedar Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. He is a voice for families facing unnecessary maternal loss and ending the maternal mortality crisis in this country. Recently, he worked with congress to pass the preventing maternal death act which is the first ever to combat the maternal mortality crisis in the US. The bill was signed into law on 12/21/2018 and dedicated to the memory of Kira Dixon Johnson.
May 24, 2022
Ask Us Anything! with Dr. Fatima Daoud
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with ObGyn, Dr. Fatima Daoud @doctordaoud! •where does amniotic fluid go during a cesarean •pregnancy after uterine rupture •what is a uterine dehiscence •cesarean birth and pelvic floor dysfunction •lowering drape during a cesarean •routine prenatal care •spontaneous preterm birth and cervica linsufficiency and cerclage •anterior placenta •recommended interpregnancy and interdelivery intervals •placenta previa •TTC after a first trimester miscarriage •hyperemesis gravidarum •prevention of preeclampsia •delaying childbearing •stillbirth after age 35 •recovering from a perineal tear •going nontoxic for TTC •pregnancy after tummy tuck •TTC with menstrual cup/disc •cervical ectropion and pregnancy
May 15, 2022
Ask Us Anything! with Dr. Erica Montes
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with ObGyn, Dr. Erica Montes @the.modern.mujer! •pregnancy monitoring after COVID infection •second COVID booster in pregnancy •interpregnancy and interdelivery intervals •exercise and activities with a short cervix •progesterone for short cervix •tubal ligation during a cesarean delivery •reasons for IUGR and recurrence risk •different ways to push •safety of tylenol in pregnancy •fetal kick counts •antiphospholipid antibody syndrome •adhesions during surgery •uterine atony •fetal hiccups •elective hysterectomy
May 06, 2022
Fertility Q&A for NIAW with Dr. Lucky Sekhon
This is National Infertility Awareness Week! Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with REI, Dr. Lucky Sekhon @lucky.sekhon: •IVF ad-ons: acupuncture, different forms of PGT, endometrial scratching, growth hormone, assisted hatching, steroids, embryo glue, aspirin •chromosomally abnormal versus mosaic embryos and embryo transfers •preparing your body for an embryo transfer •unexplained infertility •recurrent pregnancy loss •low or no sperm and biopsy •biochemical pregnancies •fresh versus frozen embryo transfer •following progesterone levels in early pregnancy
April 29, 2022
Pregnancy After 40 (From Preconception to Delivery) & Health Disparities with Dr. Jasmine Johnson
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with MFM, Dr. Jasmine Johnson @mrsmommymd: -assessing fertility and future family planning at annual exams -health disparities and provider decisions about sterilization, treatment for ectopic pregnancy, fibroid management and more -disparities in fertility awareness -addressing preexisting medical conditions and medications -racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidities and mortality -maternal mortality data from 2020 and age groups -IVF pregnancy over age 40 and adverse pregnancy outcomes and multiple gestations -racial and socioeconomic disparities in those seeking fertility care -barriers to seeking fertility care -special considerations for first, second and third trimester care in those over 40 -special considerations for delivery planning in those over 40
April 15, 2022
Gynecologic Office Procedures and Pain Control with Dr. Mary Claire Haver
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses gynecologic office procedures (EMB, IUD placement, colposcopy) and lack of pain control with ObGyn, Dr. Mary Claire Haver @thegalvestondiet and I discuss the following: -How we were trained -Our personal experiences with these procedures -Myths about innervation of cervix -Why patients are not being heard -Options for pain control -What needs to be done to change things!
February 18, 2022
Medication safety in pregnancy with Dr. Sierra Richard!
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with Sierra Richard, PharmD @happypharmlife: -Old and new pregnancy category labeling systems for medications in pregnancy -How research on medications in pregnancy is done •Roadblocks to studying medications in pregnancy and lactation -How to sign up for a pregnancy registry for a medication you are on -Post-market and off-label use of medications in pregnancy and lactation -What to do if your pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription for you because of pregnancy Recommend resources: @mothertobabyotis @postpartumsupportinternational InfantRisk for providers and MommyMeds for patients (apps) Perinatology.com, Drugs in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding @centerforwmh FDA Pregnancy Exposure Registries Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) For pharmacists: Brigg's Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation that is built into Lexicomp
February 11, 2022
The low down on progesterone with Dr. Lucky Sekhon
Dr. Shannon m. Clark discusses the following with REI specialist, Dr. Lucky Sekhon @lucky.sekhon: -The role of progesterone and/or progesterone supplementation and ovulation, conception, corpus luteum , IVF, luteal phase defect, early pregnancy: threatened miscarriage and recurrent pregnancy loss -Prophylactic use during implantation window -Preterm birth: 17OHPC, vaginal progesterone, cervical length -Short cervix: vaginal progesterone, cerclage and 17OHPC -We also discuss bioidentical progesterone supplementation and if 17OHPC still being used!
February 04, 2022
Ask us anything! with Dr. Tamika Cross
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with ObGyn Dr. Tamika Cross @tcross_md: -monitoring the uterine scar in someone with a prior cesarean for risk of uterine rupture and counseling for TOLAC -uterine rupture -pap smears and HPV -subchorionic hemorrhage -abruption and chronic abruption -hiatal hernia in pregnancy -ARRIVE trial and IOL at 39 weeks for AMA -postpartum care and pelvic floor PT, behavioral health therapy, nutritional counseling -what is a D&C -cephalopelvic disproportion
January 31, 2022
Psychiatric medications in pregnancy with Dr. Kristin Lasseter
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with Dr. Kristin Lasseter, @the.reproductive.psychiatrist: -Impact of maternal psychiatric illness Consequences of lack of treatment or undertreatment on pregnancy outcomes -General treatment concepts -Specific meds for treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and ADHD -Recommendations from MFM and psychiatry -Resources: MCH Center or Women's Health, Mother To Baby, Postpartum Support International
January 24, 2022
Amniotic fluid embolism & birth trauma with AFE survivor, Kayleigh Summers
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with Kayleigh Summers @thebirthtrauma_mama: -Kayleigh’s story of surviving AFE -AFE and clinical presentation, diagnosis, risk factors, survivability, long-term effects on survivors, infant outcomes, recurrence -The @afefoundation -The AFE biorepository -Birth trauma and how to get help
January 17, 2022
Heart health in the preconception, pregnancy and postpartum periods with Dr. Rachel M. Bond
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with cardiologist Dr. Rachel M. Bond @drrachelmbond: •preconception cardiovascular health amd evaluation -acquired versus congenital heart disease -cardiovascular health in pregnancy -cardiovascular physiologic changes in pregnancy why some people find out they have heart disease for first time during pregnancy -postpartum cardiovascular health and disease -peripartum cardiomyopathy -risk factors for maternal cardiovascular disease •symptoms of heart disease in pregnancy -cardiovascular disease and cardiomyopathy as leading cause of maternal mortality -race/ethnicity as a risk factor for cardiovascular-related maternal mortality - how to advocate for yourself •social determinants of disparities in maternal cardiovascular disease -how to protect your heart health
January 10, 2022
COVID infection and vaccination and fertility with Dr. Temeka Zore
Dr. Shannon M. Clark and Dr. Temeka Zore @temekazoremd discuss the following: ✔️the myth that the COVID vaccine causes fem ale (egg-producing individual) infertility ✔️fever after vaccination/booster and affect on female and male (sperm producing individual) fertility ✔️COVID vaccine and male fertility ✔️COVID vaccine and menstrual cycle disturbances ✔️ASRM recommendation regarding vaccination/booster while TTC ✔️recommended waiting period to start fertility treatments after having COVID infection or receiving a vaccine/booster ✔️partners and vaccination/booster ✔️COVID infection and fertility ✔️COVID infection and erectile dysfunction ✔️best time in pregnancy to get vaccinated ✔️surgical procedures during fertility treatments
January 09, 2022
COVID infection and vaccination in pregnancy with Dr. Marta Perez
Dr. Shannon M. Clark and Dr. Marta Perez @dr.martaperez discuss the following: ✔️requesting vaccinated nurses in labor and delivery ✔️what to do if you get COVID ✔️monoclonal antibodies ✔️what we know about Omicron variant ✔️adverse pregnancy and maternal outcomes of COVID+ and unvaccinated ✔️adverse pregnancy and maternal outcomes of COVID+ and vaccinated/boosted ✔️asymptomatic COVID infection and adverse pregnancy and maternal outcomes in unvaccinated and vaccinated ✔️getting COVID after vaccination or booster ✔️safety of COVID vaccine and booster ✔️vaccination/booster during lactation ✔️antibodies in neonate after vaccination in pregnancy or lactation ✔️best time in pregnancy to get vaccinated ✔️low dose aspirin and being COVID+
January 06, 2022
PCOS and fertility and pregnancy with Dr. Lucky Sekhon
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with REI specialist, Dr. Lucky Sekhon @lucky.sekhon: •diagnosis of PCOS •irregular cycles and ovulatory dysfunction •biochemical and clinical hyperandrogenism •role of pelvic ultrasound in PCOS •workup for infertility in someone with PCOS •role of letrozole, clomid, metformin, gonadotropins and IVF in a fertility treatment plan for someone with PCOS •adverse pregnancy outcomes in those with PCOS •does getting pregnant fix PCOS •PCOS in those over age 35 •role of OCPs in PCOS •dietary recommendations •supplements and PCOS •beware of the influencers who are selling fertility and supplement products for PCOS!
January 03, 2022
Bladder health with Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things bladder (overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis and more) with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas of @thepelvichealthladies.
December 20, 2021
Healing couples: Parenting through the chaos with Dr. Steven & Erin Mitchell
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the importance of a healthy couple relationship while parenting little ones with Dr. Steven & Erin Mitchell @couples.counseling.for.parents.
December 13, 2021
Melanoma and other skin cancers with Dr. Jennifer Deaver
Dr. Shannon M Clark discusses melanoma, other skin cancers and how to protect yourself with Dermatologist, Dr. Jennifer Deaver of The Pearl Dermatology, Houston, TX @thepearldermatology.
December 06, 2021
Gay, lesbian and transgender family building with Dr. Sara Mucowski
I discuss the following with @saramucowskimd of @dallasivf! •fertility care for lesbians, couples with 2 egg providers, and single parent by choice: choosing a sperm donor, fertility treatment options, using an egg donor and gestational carrier, Invocell as an alternative to IVF •importance of a reproductive attorney •fertility care for gay male couples, two sperm providers and single parent by choice: fertility treatments options, choosing an egg donor and gestational carrier •transgender family building: trans people with eggs who are taking testosterone, trans people with sperm who are taking estrogen, those not taking hormones and have not had bottom surgery •fertility preservation for transgender individuals •how to pick the right fertility center
November 29, 2021
Pelvic floor physical therapy as part of routine pregnancy and postpartum care with Dr. Jenni Gabelsberg
I discuss the following with pelvic floor physical therapist, Dr. Jenni Gabelsberg of @empoweredmamasthrive! Pelvic floor PT and: •pregnancy •preparing for a vaginal delivery •postpartum period •urinary incontinence •pelvic organ prolapse •diastasis recti •load transfer •cesarean scar pain •pain with sex •vaginal exam •history of trauma •and more!
November 22, 2021
The what, when and why of IUI with Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things IUI with REI specialist, Dr. Kenan Omurtag @drkenanomurtagmd.
November 15, 2021
Bonus Episode: RSV, Flu & COVID in neonates and infants with Dr. Prem Fort
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with neonatologist, Dr. Prem Fort @thenicudoc! •RSV, flu and COVID: what is it, what are the symptoms, signs that your baby needs to be seen or go to ER, infants at risk for more severe disease •vaccine recommendations for adults, infants, toddlers and other siblings •how to protect infants and children under 2 from infection •having vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors
November 11, 2021
Common newborn and baby proofing questions with Dr. Nkeiru Orajiaka
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with pediatrician, Dr. Nkeiru Orajiaka @dr_norajiaka! Newborn: bathing, when to call the doc, false menses, urate crystals, constipation, lactation, umbilical cord stump care, safe sleeping, and more! Baby Proofing: anchoring furniture, teething necklaces, batteries, magnets, kitchen safety, and more!
November 08, 2021
Male factor infertility & secondary infertility with Dr. Allison Rodgers
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with REI Specialist, Dr. Allison Rodgers @dr.allison.rodgers! • Male/sperm producing individual factor infertility: causes, risk factors, medical causes, role of lifestyle habits, diagnosis, semen analysis • Secondary infertility: what is it, how common, causes in sperm and egg producing partners • How to vet supplements for fertility and infertility
November 01, 2021
Birth trauma with Dr. Kristin Lasseter
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses PTSD and birth trauma with Reproductive Psychiatrist, Dr. Kristin Lasseter @the.reproductive.psychiatrist.
October 25, 2021
Bonus Episode: Basics of breast cancer and facts and myths with Dr. Anjali Malik
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I discuss the following with Dr. Anjali Malik @anjalimalikmd! •breast cancer stats •risk factors •early detection •self versus clinical breast exams •signs and symptoms of breast cancer •breast pain •dense breast tissue and fibrocystic breasts •mammograms •facts and myths
October 21, 2021
How to advocate for your pregnancy, delivery and postpartum care with Dr. Heather Irobunda
I talk with OBGYN Dr. Heather Irobunda @drheatherirobundamdabout about how to advocate for yourself during pregnancy, delivery and the postpartum period. We discuss the following: •plan as much as you can •get your medical and family history together •research your obstetrical care provider •take notes •have a support person •ask for a second opinion •change providers •stay vigilant in the postpartum period •ask questions •how to advocate for yourself in an acute situation •is having a black or brown provider necessary to receive quality care
October 18, 2021
Postpartum chit chat with Kaci Dyson
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things postpartum from delivery through the first 30 days after baby with Labor and Delivery Nurse, Kaci Dyson.
October 11, 2021
Basics of prenatal and postnatal vitamin supplementation with Dr. Jenny Han
I discuss the following with @thepostpartumpharmacist Jenny Han, PharmD, BCACP: •purpose of taking a PNV •avoiding the “designer prenatal vitamin” •what vitamins and minerals are important specifically for pregnancy •choline •omega 3 fatty acids and DHA •fish to eat and avoid •vitamin D •folate •5-MTHF vs folic acid •folic acid and the nutrition label •MTHFR gene variants and folic acid •USP verification •gummy PNV •postpartum supplementation
October 04, 2021
Sex after baby with pelvic floor PT, Dr. Juan Michelle Martin
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses why sex might be painful after delivery, and things to consider and when to seek help with pelvic floor physical therapist, Dr. Juan Michelle Martin @thepelvicperspective.
September 27, 2021
All things back and pelvic pain in pregnancy with Dr. Shannon M. Clark
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses back, pelvic, round ligament, and lightning crotch pain in pregnancy, and treatments and therapies.
September 26, 2021
Maternal mortality & the Kira Johnson Act
I discuss the story of Kira Dixon Johnson with her husband and founder of @4kira4moms, Charles Johnson. We also talk about the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, the Maternal Momnibus Act and the Kira Johnson Act.
September 20, 2021
Early pregnancy loss and recurrent pregnancy loss with Dr. Erica Montes
DR. Shannon M. Clark discusses early and recurrent pregnancy loss with ObGyn, Dr. Erica Montes @the.modern.mujer.
September 13, 2021
The Do's and Don'ts of IVF with Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses commonly asked questions about IVF with REI Specialist, Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh @eggwhisperer.
September 06, 2021
Common questions about pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum with Kaci Dyson
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses commonly asked questions about pregnancy, labor and delivery and postpartum with labor and delivery nurse, Kaci Dyson.
August 30, 2021
Ovarian cysts and endometriosis with Dr. Brooke Winner
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses minimally invasive gynecologic surgery for ovarian cysts and endometriosis with MIGS Surgeon, Dr. Brooke Winner @dr.brookewinner.
August 23, 2021
Pelvic floor wellness and dysfunction with Dr. Sara Reardon
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses pelvic floor health before, during and after pregnancy with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, Dr. Sara Reardon @the.vagina.whisperer.
August 16, 2021
Breast health, imaging and cancer in pregnancy and lactation with Dr. Anjali Malik
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses breast cancer screening and risk factors, changes in breast tissue in pregnancy and lactation, what to do if you have a breast mass, breast cancer, and testing that can be done in pregnancy and lactation with Breast Radiologist, Dr. Anjali Malik @anjalimalikmd.
August 09, 2021
Baby's first year with Dr. Kathrym España
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses how to make sure your newborn is getting enough milk, when to supplement with formula, colic and gas, newborn skin conditions, care of private parts, thrush, flat heads and helmets, when to worry about a fever and developmental milestones with Pediatrician, Dr. Kathrym España of @conciergepediatrics.
August 02, 2021
Common Reasons for Summertime Pediatric ER Visits with Dr. Natasha Collia
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with Pediatric ER physician, Dr. Natasha Collia @dr.tash.official. •head, facial and long bone injuries •the different types of drowning •sunburns and heat-related illness •trampoline and bike injuries •bug bites and urgent care vs ER vs pediatric ER and what to expect!
July 26, 2021
Preeclampsia with Dr. Shannon Hardy
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things preeclampsia with Obgyn, Dr. Shannon Hardy of Bella ObGyn, Houston, TX @bella.obgyn.
July 20, 2021
Pregnancy loss: We share our stories with Johane Filemon
Dr. Shannon M. Clark and Johane Filemon @wonderfullynutritious their experiences with pregnancy loss.
July 16, 2021
Donor egg conception and pregnancy with Michelle Haverinen
Dr. Shannon M. Clark and fellow donor egg mom, Michelle Haverinen, discuss their journeys to becoming moms via donor egg conception.
July 12, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Maternal mortality and racial/ethnic health disparities with Dr. Chinedu Nwabuobi
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the following with MFM specialist, Dr. Chinedu Nwabuobi @perinatalcaremd: pregnancy changes and maternal mortality, data from 14 U.S. MMRCs from 2008-2017 and the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, how to advocate for yourself and others, racial/ethnic maternal health disparities, and the Kira Johnson Act.
July 10, 2021
Urgent maternal warning signs with Dr. Chinedu Nwabuobi
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the CDC Hear Her Campaign, urgent maternal warning signs in pregnancy and postpartum, and maternal mortality and racial/ethnic disparities with Dr. Chinedu Nwabuobi @perinatalcaremd.
July 04, 2021
Pregnancy pain pot pourri with Dr. Nicole Cozean
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses bladder spasm, painful bowel movements, tailbone pain, hip pain, round ligament pain, and lightning crotch with Pelvic Floor physical Therapist, Dr. Nicole Cozean @nicolecozeandpt.
June 30, 2021
Fibroids and fertility with Dr. Karen Tang
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things fibroids and fertility with Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon, Dr. Karen Tang @karentangmd.
June 26, 2021
The postpartum period and care planning with Dr. Courtney Amerin and Katie Danielson
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses the fourth trimester, importance of the postpartum visit, postpartum care planning during pregnancy, postpartum morbidity and mortality, the postpartum care plan, and special considerations for the patient who experienced birth trauma and pregnancy or neonatal loss with ObGyn, Dr. Courtney Amerin and CNM, Katie Danielson of @postpartum.push!
June 22, 2021
LGBTQIA family building with Dr. Jani Jensen
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses gay, lesbian and trans family building with REI Specialist, Dr. Jani Jensen @fancyladydoctor.
June 18, 2021
New and emerging IVF options with Dr. Sara Mucowski
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses IVF, PGT, egg freezing, Invocell, UNIVFY, single embryo transfer, importance of the embryologist and IUI with REI Specialist, Dr. Sara Mucowski @saramucowskimd.
June 16, 2021
Dental health in pregnancy with Dr. Sarah Lorei
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses overall dental health, pregnancy-related dental conditions, safety of x-rays, antibiotics and pain meds, consequences of poor dental health in pregnancy and common myths with Dentist, Dr. Sarah Lorei @drsarahlorei.
June 14, 2021
Facts about cord blood banking with Michelle McDougal
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things cord blood banking with Genetic Counselor Michelle McDougal of @cordbloodregistry.
June 12, 2021
Gender neutral language and equitable care for transgender and GNC individuals with Liz Sheehan
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses vocabulary competence, why transgender/gender nonconforming healthcare matters, the stigmas experienced by trans/GNC persons, how to ensure equitable care, and language suggestions to be more inclusive with genetic counselor, Liz Sheehan @bizbiz93.
June 10, 2021
Black women and infertility with Dr. Kemi Nurudeen
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses causes of infertility, why there is a delay in diagnosis and treatment, and why IVF success rates are lower in black women with Dr. Kemi Nurudeen @dr.kemi_nurudeen.
June 08, 2021
IVF with preimplantation genetic screening with Dr. Jenny Hirshfeld-Cytron
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses IVF with preimplantation genetic screening with REI Specialist, Dr. Jenny Hirshfeld-Cytron @drjennyhirshfeld.
June 06, 2021
Fertility and pregnancy after age 35 with Dr. Lucky Sekhon
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses why age 35 is considered AMA, how/why fertility declines with age, egg freezing after age 35, PGT-tested embryos and antenatal screening, ovarian reserve, IUI vs IVF, interpregnancy interval, amniocentesis, and antenatal screening and more with REI Specialist, Dr. Lucky Sekhon @lucky.sekhon!
June 04, 2021
Botox, fillers, skincare and more in TTC, pregnancy and postpartum with Dr. Elise Mecham
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses botox, fillers, breast surgeries, tummy tucks, facials, laser treatments, skincare products, sunscreen, stretch marks, diastasic repair, and more with plastic surgeon, Dr. Elise Mecham @plasticdocmom.
June 03, 2021
How to pick an obstetrician with Dr. Shannon M. Clark
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses important things to consider when picking an obstetrician and questions to ask.
June 02, 2021
IVF and twin pregnancy with Dr. Temeka Zore
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses single embryo transfer, twins and IVF, risks of a twin pregnancy, potential adverse pregnancy outcomes with IVF, egg freezing, IVF after age 40, and the role celebrities play in “glamourizing” IVF with REI specialist, Dr. Temeka Zore @temekazoremd.
June 01, 2021
Pain control during labor and delivery with Dr. John Patton
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses IV pain meds, epidurals, spinals and other hot topics regarding pain control during labor and delivery with Anesthesiologist and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Fellow, Dr. John Patton @docjp3! We also discuss health disparities and racism in medicine and their impact on black and brown patients not getting the pain control they need.
May 31, 2021
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders with Dr. Nichelle Haynes
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses diagnosis and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders with Perinatal Psychiatrist, Dr. Nichelle Haynes @dr.nichellehaynes.
May 28, 2021
Facts and myths about fertility and TTC over age 35 with Dr. Lora Shahine
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses all things fertility and TTC after age 35 and 40 with REI Specialist, Dr. Lora Shahine @drlorashahine.
May 27, 2021
Fertility Q & A with Dr. Lucky Sekhon
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses at home fertility tests, AMH-what is it and how to interpret it, DHEA and CoQ10, diminished ovarian reserve, prolonged hormonal contraception, chronic endometritis, blocked fallopian tubes and more with REI Specialist, Dr. Lucky Sekhon @lucky.sekhon.
May 26, 2021
Donor egg and surrogate pregnancy with Katy Encalade
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses donor egg and surrogate pregnancy with Katy Encalade of Egg Donor and Surrogate Solutions @eggdonorsolutions.
May 25, 2021
Obstetric lacerations during labor and delivery with Dr. Shannon M. Clark
Dr. Shannon M, Clark discusses vulvar and pelvic anatomy and obstetrical lacerations during delivery, as well as prevention and care.
May 25, 2021
Navigating the trauma and grief of infertility with Dr. Loree Johnson
Dr. Shannon M. Clark discusses infertility grief and trauma and therapeutic options, EMDR, psychotherapy, therapeutic coaching, infertility coach vs infertility therapist, navigating infertility support groups, and how to vet your provider and support group with LMFT, Dr. Loree Johnson @drloreejohnson.
May 24, 2021