Labor & Delivery: Making Shared Decisions

Monday, June 7, 2021

Beaumont HouseCall Podcast

Episode 61

 
Beaumont HouseCall Podcast: Labor & Delivery - Making Shared Decisions
 

Episode Overview

Pregnancy is wonderful and life-changing, but can also be complicated and confusing. What if there was a way for you to get evidence-based information, explore your values and preferences for birthing a child and have someone to hold your hand along the way? Engaging in shared decision making with your physician allows you to do all this and more.


Pregnancy is complicated and confusing, but what if there was a way you could get evidence-based information, explore your values and preferences for birthing a child and have someone to hold your hand along the way? Engaging in shared decision making with your physician allows you to do all this and more.


In this episode, Dr. Asha Shajahan speaks with Dr. Kurt Wharton, OB-GYN and medical director of the Family Birth Center at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, about the importance of being healthy prior to pregnancy, the value shared decision making has on deciding things like getting the COVID-19 vaccine and breastfeeding, if a cesarean section and being induced is right for you, and more.


 Pregnancy and childbirth can be overwhelming, especially during a pandemic, but it doesn't have to be. Think about how you can prepare for your pregnancy and plan for your childbirth. 

– Dr. Asha Shajahan


Highlights

01.

How to eliminate 60-70% of all birth defects before pregnancy

  3:56


02.

What does shared decision making really mean?

  7:17


03.

Which vaccines should I get when pregnant? Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

  8:22


04.

The stats, the risks, and the need for a cesarean section during delivery

  17:29


05.

The truth about breast feeding

  29:17


Dr. Asha Shajahan

Asha Shajahan, M.D.

Host


Dr. Shajahan is a board-certified family physician and medical director of Community Health for Beaumont, Grosse Pointe. She aims to improve community health by educating physicians on social detriments and cultural humility.




Dr. Kurt Wharton

Kurt Wharton, M.D.

Special Guest


Dr. Kurt Wharton is an Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Dr. Wharton is also Professor Dept of OB/GYN with the OUWB School of Medicine, Chief of Women's & Children's Clinical Care Programs and Physician Executive for Beaumont Medical Group.



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