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Zika Virus (Rebirthed)



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[This is a previously released episode. Enjoy!]

The Zika virus caused quite the stir in the news a couple years ago.  It made few people feel sick…but its effects on developing fetuses was horrifying, causing multiple, profound birth defects.  It has receded from the news since then, but it’s effects are still being felt, especially in warmer  climates…including Corbin’s current home, Texas.  So what are the effects of Zika?  How is it prevented? Are there treatments available for its effects? And what do doctors do to support those affected?

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Breech Birth



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Dr. Corbin takes us on a journey into breech birth, something many are familiar with because of the condition’s associate with c-sections (stay tuned for a future show on that).  The term, of course, refers to the fact that the baby is improperly positioned in the uterus at or close to the time of birth.  We’ll talk about what kinds of breech positions there are, how obstetricians deal with them, and the potential complications of a breech delivery.

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Residency: What Corbin and Katee are Doing All Day



Their long hours and constant learning might be trying to kill them, but specifically, what do they do during all those hours? Most people think of OB/Gyns as delivering babies all the time, but don’t forget the ‘gyn’ side.  Also, Dave likes the sound of a new program in New Jersey which throws community baby showers for women of color and their families while working to reduce the impact of institutional racism on maternal and infant mortality.

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Natural Cycles App – with Dr. Jillian Claire (Rebirthed)



Because Katee and Corbin’s schedules are challenging, The Vagibonds are switching to an every-two-weeks schedule.  I know, it sucks, but it’s what they must do.  In the meantime, enjoy this rebirthed episode. –Dave

This week the Vagibonds are joined by Dr. Jillian Claire to discuss the FDA’s recent approval of the app Natural Cycles for use as birth control. We recommend listening to our episode on fertility awareness because we reference it… a lot.

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References:

https://www.vox.com/2018/8/14/17684392/natural-cycles-birth-control-app-fda

https://www.naturalcycles.com/en

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28882680


Labor and Delivery: What Is Going On?



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So, you’re having a baby.  You go to the hospital…and then a lot of things happen to you and are done to you.  Why do OBs do all those things? What even are those things?  Corbin leads us through all the things that may happen to the typical mother as she begins her labor, from getting her cervix measured, fetal monitoring, pushing, and finally, finally!…having a baby.

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ACES and Toxic Stress: How trauma can change our brains (Rebirthed)



[Katee and Corbin are, as always, being amazing at their residencies this week.  But since being a doctor often means sacrificing other bits of life, take in this rebirthed episode until next week.  –Dave]

If you have been following the news, you likely have seen that a recent Trump administration policy has forced children crossing the border with their parents without proper documentation to be stripped away from their parents and held in prison-like detention centers. This week Katee, Corbin, and Dave talk  about the research behind how “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs) affect brain development and life long health.From the backround to the pathology and finally its implications.

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References:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/15/620254326/doctors-warn-about-dangers-of-child-separations

Toxic Stress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_Childhood_Experiences_Study

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/resilience/Pages/ACEs-and-Toxic-Stress.aspx

https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/EBCD/Pages/The-Science.aspx

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html


Abbreviations Hell



Katee, you asleep? via Wikipedia

Lord knows Dave could use a good challenge once in a while. It is in this spirit, and certainly not that of causing him any embarrassment, that Katee challenges Dave to see if he knows his way around the abbreviations commonly used in obstetrics.  Can he do it? No, he cannot, but along the way he’ll learn a thing or two.  Later, Katee’s brain breaks down due to lack of sleep.

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source: Wikipedia

Zika Virus



source: Wikipedia
source: Wikipedia

The Zika virus caused quite the stir in the news a couple years ago.  It made few people feel sick…but its effects on developing fetuses was horrifying, causing multiple, profound birth defects.  It has receded from the news since then, but it’s effects are still being felt, especially in warmer  climates…including Corbin’s current home, Texas.  So what are the effects of Zika?  How is it prevented? Are there treatments available for its effects? And what do doctors do to support those affected?

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Twitter: @thevagibonds

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What Comprehensive Sex Ed Looks Like: Our Whole Lives (Rebirthed)



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[Katee and Corbin are beavering away at their residencies this week, so enjoy this rebirthed episode.  –Dave]

Alison Oliver is a sexuality educator at the university level, and also for the Unitarian Universalist Society’s sex ed program known as Our Whole Lives.  Unlike what most of us get in schools, public or private, OWL is comprehensive.  Even the most detailed conversation with one’s parents can’t hope to cover everything OWL does in its 25 weeks.  Katee, Corbin, and Dave visit with Alison to get a feel for just what comprehensive means, and how young people can get more comfortable with sexuality as something that exists for all people, throughout their entire existence, from cradle to grave.

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References:

https://www.uua.org/re/owl 
https://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/brochure_all_ages.pdf
http://www.uucpa.org/learning/our-whole-lives-owl/

https://paloaltocre.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/circles-of-sexuality.pdf


Essure



Essure is a controversial permanent method of birth control.  Its controversy arises from the side effects that women have reported–including ‘migration’ of the device and pain– which we’ve briefly discussed in a past episode.  In this episode, Katee takes us along as she explores this no-longer available sterilization device, which manufacturer Bayer is removing from the market citing a lack of consumer interest.

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Resources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/essure/about/pac-20394017

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/07/20/sales-of-essure-birth-control-implant-halted-by-bayer-u-s-was-last-to-sell-controversial-device/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.eb1a763bd2d2

http://www.essure.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essure