Dr. Myra Wick on Healthy Pregnancy

This Medical Edge Weekend episode features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. Myra Wick on healthy pregnancy.

Medical Edge Weekend 6-18-11

Click on any of the following links to listen to short videos of Dr. Wick discussing various topics related to healthy pregnancy, from Mayo Clinic’s YouTube channel:


  1. Heather
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I live in the NY/NJ area and my physician’s OB/GYN group is very anti-VBAC (the only time they’ll recommend VBAC is for women with large families planned). In your opinion, why are so many physician groups resistant to VBAC in the face of the revised ACOG recommendations? I’ll have to find another provider because of my desire to have a VBAC.

    • Tracy
      Posted June 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

      According to ACOG, TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean) should not be offered if a physician who can perform a Cesarean delivery and an anesthesiologist/CRNA are not immediately available. This recommendation will limit the ability of some facilities to offer TOLAC. Some providers/facilities may have this capability, but choose not to offer TOLAC due to legal concerns. I would encourage you to ask your obstetrician why he/she does not offer TOLAC.

  2. Heather
    Posted June 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Addendum to my previous post: I had no health issues during my pregnancy. It ended in C-section because of “fetal distress.”

  3. jstreed
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    What can I do about stretch marks?

    • Tracy
      Posted June 20, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

      Stretch marks tend to fade over a period of 1-2 years, but don’t disappear. There is no proven medical treatment, although laser treatment may improve the appearance of stretch marks. A dermatologist could further discuss laser treatment. If you are planning for another pregnancy, it is likely that you will develop more stretch marks in a subsequent pregnancy.

  4. jstreed
    Posted June 18, 2011 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Does ginger help with morning sickness? Laura

    • Tracy
      Posted June 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

      Although further scientific studies are needed to confirm that ginger is effective, some women do have some relief from ginger. Ginger ale, ginger lollipops and ginger snaps are ginger containing foods that may provide some relief.

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