The Obs Pod

Florence

I am an NHS obstetrician hoping to share some thoughts and experiences about my working life. Maybe you enjoy call the midwife, perhaps birth fascinates, or you are simply curious about what exactly an obstetrician is? You might be pregnant and preparing for birth right now. Perhaps you work in maternity care and want to know what makes your obstetric colleagues tick, or you want some fresh ideas and inspiration. Whichever of these is the case TheObsPod is for you. Each episode contains 'the zesty bit' the essence of what I hope you will take away from listening. I do hope you will subscribe and enjoy joining me. Find me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod & explore #MatExp matexp.org.uk to find out more about women and staff working together to improve maternity services. With thanks to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.uk for my beautiful artwork read less

Episode 130 City of Sanctuary
Today
Episode 130 City of Sanctuary
Today I am joined by two very special guests to discuss City of Sanctuary Maternity Stream. Katherine is a midwife and Wan is a woman seeking sanctuary. We discuss some of the barriers vulnerable women face seeking maternity care and some very simple ways we can put them at ease.Want to know more?There are some fantastic videos and resources for maternity services herehttps://cdn.cityofsanctuary.org/uploads/sites/45/2022/11/MATERNITY-RESOURCE-PACK-24-10-22-ammended-links.pdfhttps://maternity.cityofsanctuary.org/https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Maternity-care-in-the-UK-for-women-on-asylum-support-print-version_July_2021.pdfhttps://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/leeds-maternity-care/meet-the-team/haamla-service/Wan's football videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuEagll6op0@maternity_CofS @wanabdullah_ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 129 CQC Maternity Survey 2022
Jan 21 2023
Episode 129 CQC Maternity Survey 2022
Each year the Care Quality Commission surveys experiences of maternity care in England.  Here I take a look and discuss the lateset results published last week.Want to know more?https://www.cqc.org.uk/publication/surveys/maternity-survey-2022Thank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 128 Meconium
Jan 14 2023
Episode 128 Meconium
What is meconium? Why do we worry about meconium in the waters during labour?Want to know more?https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/1185https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD012671.pub2/fullhttps://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg190/ifp/chapter/if-there-is-meconium-during-labourThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 127 Re:Birth
Jan 7 2023
Episode 127 Re:Birth
As we start the new year I thought I would build on previous episodes 23 & 24 on language by discussing Re:Birth a project looking at language by the Royal College of Midwives in collaboration with other maternity organisations published in Summer 2022.Want to know more:https://www.rcm.org.uk/rebirth-hub/rebirth-summary-2022/https://www.rcm.org.uk/media/6228/rebirth-method-and-technical-report.pdfhttps://www.rcm.org.uk/media/6327/rebirth-final-full-report-july-2022.pdfThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 125 Fetal Blood Sampling
Dec 10 2022
Episode 125 Fetal Blood Sampling
What is Fetal Blood Sampling? How did we do it , and why I think it should it be abandoned if you haven't already stopped this procedure?Want to know more?https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-ng10174/documents/draft-guidelinehttps://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/aogs.12416https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD006174.pub3/fullhttps://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg190/ifp/chapter/if-electronic-monitoring-is-needed#fetal-blood-samplingThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 124 The Pelvis
Nov 26 2022
Episode 124 The Pelvis
Are there four types of pelvis, that's what we are taught but is it true? Are we sometimes misinforming women about their pelvic shape and ability to give birth?Want to know more?https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0140673697054317https://www.cochrane.org/CD000161/PREG_pelvimetry-fetal-cephalic-presentations-or-near-term-deciding-mode-deliveryhttps://www.britishjournalofmidwifery.com/content/research/female-pelvic-shape-distinct-types-or-nebulous-cloud/https://optimalbirth.co.uk/index.php/courses-and-availabilityThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 123 Transfer
Nov 17 2022
Episode 123 Transfer
The episode is out on Thursday this week in honour of World Prematurity Day 17th Nov  when we focus on the fact  the worldwide 1 baby in every 10 is born prematurely.Find out all about in utero transfers, what are they,  why do we transfer between hospitals, and what do they  involve?Want to know more?Useful links for parents expecting a premature babyhttps://www.londonneonatalnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IN-UTERO-LEAFLET-Final-v1-1.pdfhttps://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/premature-birth/giving-birth-to-your-premature-baby/utero-transfer-neonatal-unitWorld Prematurity Day https://www.efcni.org/activities/campaigns/wpd/Guidance for doctors, midwives and health professionalshttps://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/bapm/redactor2_assets/files/843/AO_Toolkit_FULLTOOLKIT_11-2-21.docx.pdfhttps://quipp.org/index.htmlhttps://www.londonneonatalnetwork.org.uk/transfers/Thank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 122 Sepsis
Nov 12 2022
Episode 122 Sepsis
This episode covers Sepsis  & the sepsis six the mainstay of  initial treatment for this serious life threatening illness. Warning this episode contains mentions of maternal death and baby loss.Want to know more?https://sepsistrust.org/https://www.rcog.org.uk/media/ea1p1r4h/gtg_64a.pdfhttps://www.gov.uk/government/collections/group-a-streptococcal-infections-guidance-and-data#management-Thank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 121 Small Baby
Nov 5 2022
Episode 121 Small Baby
I can't believe I have managed to neglect the topic of a small baby up to this point especially given Episode 29 Big baby is now my most popular episode. Join me to rectify this omission as I discuss what we think about when a baby is small , and what do we mean by small anyway?Want to know more?https://www.isuog.org/static/b2aa3fb4-031e-4d84-b7246d613a466884/ISUOG-Practice-Guidelines-diagnosis-and-management-of-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-and-fetal-growth-restriction.pdfhttps://www.rcog.org.uk/media/t3lmjhnl/gtg_31.pdfAll about obstetric dopplers: https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tog.12152The InterGrowth study: https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tog.12281Information for parents: https://www.rcog.org.uk/for-the-public/browse-all-patient-information-leaflets/having-a-small-baby/https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/pregnancy-complications/fetal-growth-restriction-intrauterine-growth-restrictionThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 120 Reading the Signals
Oct 28 2022
Episode 120 Reading the Signals
It is a difficult time in maternity care in the UK, last week saw the release of the report into East Kent Maternity services 'Reading the signals' which has lessons for us all.Join me as I digest and think about this report and the previous reports of  maternity services failing families and think a little about where we go from here.Want to know more?https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1111992/reading-the-signals-maternity-and-neonatal-services-in-east-kent_the-report-of-the-independent-investigation_print-ready.pdfhttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/final-report-of-the-ockenden-reviewThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 119 Belly Woman
Oct 21 2022
Episode 119 Belly Woman
Have you wondered what it would be like practicing maternity care in a low or middle income country? What if you went to do that, and then found yourself in the middle of an Ebola Epidemic? Here I chat to Benjamin Black about his fascinating book Belly Woman , about his experiences of working in Sierra Leone and his reflections on differences and similarities with challenges in the UK.Want to know more?https://www.rescue.org/sites/default/files/document/4416/srhebolareport1172020.pdfBelly Woman: Birth, Blood & Ebola: The Untold Story by Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1911107577/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_N96WGDT1GNTGJA595X5V?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1You can find Benjamin on Twitter and Instagram @benjamblackhttps://www.benjamin-black.com/Thank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 118 Postnatal Innovation a chat with Sunita
Oct 14 2022
Episode 118 Postnatal Innovation a chat with Sunita
Meet Sunita Sharma a consultant in O&G with a passion for all things postnatal. Take a listen to the innovative work she is  doing to improve postnatal care  at her own hospital and across London. I am hoping our conversation will inspire plenty of ideas for postnatal improvement work. Sunita can be found on twitter @SunitaS2016Want to know more?https://www.beyondbirthlivinglibrary.org/https://solvingtogether.crowdicity.com/post/3817137?sortBy=newest&forMilestone=0&forPhase=0&search=postnatalThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 117 Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022
Oct 7 2022
Episode 117 Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022
It is Baby Loss Awareness week 2022. In its 20th year the aims are: Remembrance, Raise Awareness & Drive Change. This year the theme is 'Stepping stones' looking at the journey parents face after a baby dies. I have chosen to compliment this with some thoughts on the stepping stones a professional takes when looking after a family in these circumstances.Want to know more?https://babyloss-awareness.org/Also check out the following relevant episodes if you haven't already listened to them:Episode 26 Baby Loss Awareness week 2020Episode 75 Signs of LifeEpisode 66 Group B StrepEpisode 101 A Chat with Maria from Mothers for MothersThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience. My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 116 Conference
Sep 30 2022
Episode 116 Conference
What are medical conferences for? Are they just an excuse for some fun or do they add value?Here I explore a bit about why there are so many medical conferences and share some thoughts about which conferences I find helpful to my practice.Want to know more?https://bicsoc.org.uk/Thank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 115 The Black Maternity Experience Survey
Sep 23 2022
Episode 115 The Black Maternity Experience Survey
Have you read the FiveXmore Black Maternity Experience Survey published this year? If you haven't and you work in maternity then its essential reading. Here I discuss why its so valuable and my thoughts on some of the results.Want to know more?https://www.fivexmore.com/blackmereporthttps://www.fivexmore.com/6stepsThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience. My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 114 Age
Sep 16 2022
Episode 114 Age
Today I am discussing if the age a woman is when she become pregnant is important? Find out some stats and definitions of how age can have an impact on pregnancy outcomes for both mother and baby.Want to know more?https://obgyn.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/tog.12710https://www.rcog.org.uk/guidance/browse-all-guidance/scientific-impact-papers/induction-of-labour-at-term-in-older-mothers-scientific-impact-paper-no-34/https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths/bulletins/birthcharacteristicsinenglandandwales/2020#age-of-parents Thank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 113 Data
Sep 9 2022
Episode 113 Data
My attention has recently been drawn to a report - The 'so what' of maternity data. Join me as I discuss my thoughts & reflections on the report as well as how we may equip ourselves better to understand data and make it useful.Want to know more:https://www.hqip.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/The-So-What-of-Maternity-Data-report-FINAL.pdfhttps://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/making-data-count-getting-started-2019.pdfhttps://www.goldacrereview.org/Thank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 112 Blood clots, treatment and prevention
Sep 2 2022
Episode 112 Blood clots, treatment and prevention
Are we obsessed with blood clots , thrombosis in pregnancy? Why do we worry & what can we do about them.Want to explore more?Reducing the risk of venous thrombosis in pregnancy and after birth patient information leaflet | RCOGgtg-37b-1.pdf (rcog.org.uk)gtg-37a.pdf (rcog.org.uk) Antenatal venous thromboembolism - Crosby - 2021 - The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist - Wiley Online Library https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/assets/downloads/mbrrace-uk/reports/maternal-report-2021/MBRRACE-UK_Maternal_Report_2021_-_FINAL_-_WEB_VERSION.pdfhttps://academic.oup.com/bjaed/article/12/1/11/259953https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/26896#grefThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...
Episode 111 Travel
Jul 29 2022
Episode 111 Travel
When should you or shouldn't you travel during pregnancy ? What are the issues you need to consider when planning a trip whether it be for work, family or holiday, home or abroad?Want to know more?https://www.rcog.org.uk/media/lrupol45/air-travel-update_v4.pdfhttps://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/keeping-well/travelling/https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/general-travel-health-advice/pregnant-travellersThank you all for listening, if you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider. Do explore my back catalogue of episodes and feel free to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. If you have found my ideas helpful please recommend theobspod to others who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well as Instagram @TheObsPod and email me on TheObsPod@gmail.com please check out #MatExp matexp.org.uk for ideas about how to improve maternity experience.  My beautiful artwork is thank to Anna Geyer www.newpossibilities.co.ukThank you all for listening, I am an NHS doctor working as an obstetrician, specialising in the care of both mother and baby during pregnancy and birth. If you have enjoyed my podcast please do continue to subscribe, rate, review and recommend my podcast on your podcast provider.If you have found my ideas helpful whilst expecting your baby or working in maternity care please spread the word & help theobspod reach other parents or staff who may be interested in exploring all things pregnancy and birth. Keeping my podcast running and freely available to all costs me a small amount , if you wish to contribute anything to maintain the content please head over to my patreon page https://patreon.com/user?u=87431550&utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link Its easy to explore my back catalogue of episodes here https://padlet.com/WhoseShoes/TheObsPod I have a wide range of topics that may help you make decisions for yourself and your baby during pregnancy as well as some more reflective episodes on life as a doctor. If you want to get in touch to suggest topics, I love to hear your thoughts and ideas. You can find out more about me on Twitter @FWmaternity & @TheObsPod as well...