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Pregnancy and Childbirth Videos
Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy....
Pregnant women who are over 35 or have a family history of genetic disorders may undergo a procedure called an...
Angela M. Savatiel, M.D. Physician Profile
Meet Angela M. Savatiel, M.D. She was awarded her M.D. by the University of Louisville, and completed her Residency there...
Angela R. Choi, M.D. Physician Profile
Meet Angela R. Choi, M.D. Dr. Choi was awarded her M.D. by the Medical University of South Carolina, she completed...
Assisted Delivery Animation
When a baby becomes "stuck" in the birth canal, a vacuum extractor may be used to assist the delivery process....
Birth Control Patch Animation
This video animation describes the female reproductive process and how the birth control patch can be used to prevent pregnancy....
Lactation is the process where the female breasts produce milk to nourish an infant. This video animation describes the...
Breastfeeding Tips and FAQ's
Meredith is 33 weeks pregnant and trying to learn all she can about breastfeeding. In this video, she talks to...
Bridget's Heart Story
A week after her second son was born, Bridget Dickey woke up feeling breathless. Her husband urged her to see...
Cesarean Section Animation
In this video animation, you will learn about how a cesarean section is performed whenever a traditional vaginal delivery is...
Chorionic Villus Sampling
Chorionic Villus Sampling is the testing of cells, called chorionic villi that are present in the placenta. These cells...
Christopher G. Goodier, M.D. Physician Profile
Meet Christopher G. Goodier, M.D. He was awarded his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his...
Congenital Heart Disease Animation
Congenital heart defect is the term given when one or more defects in the structure of the heart are present...
David E. Soper, M.D. Physician Profile
Meet David E. Soper, M.D. Dr Soper is the Director, Division of Gynecology and General Obstetrics at MUSC. He...
Dr. John Cahill, Neonatologist of MUSC Children's Hospital, describes the benefits of delivering twins in a comprehensive location that provides...
This video animation demonstrates what happens during a normal vaginal labor and delivery.
Dylan's Story- Pediatric Surgery
Kristyn's and Adam's son's birth was supposed to be normal and right on track. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case when...
Ectopic Pregnancy Animation
Extrauterine or ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg does implants in areas other than the uterine lining, as demonstrated...
To help alleviate the discomfort of childbirth, many women will elect to have a procedure called an epidural to numb...
During a vaginal delivery, the doctor may make an incision at the bottom of the vagina. This enlarges the...
Fatal Birth Defect- A Mom Shares Her Story
At a routine 20-week ultrasound, Layna Stafford and husband Matt found out there was a potential problem with their baby...
This video animation demonstrates normal fetal development including the fertilized egg and the delivery of the baby.
Gestational Diabetes Animation
Gestational diabetes is diabetes that develops during the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy in women who did not previously...
Gweneth B. Lazenby, M.D. Physician Profile
Meet Gweneth B. Lazenby, M.D. She was awarded her M.D. by the Medical University of South Carolina. Completed her Residency...
Helping Women With High-Risk Pregnancies
There are many reasons a woman can have a high risk pregnancy. These include having a pre-existing condition such as...
In Vitro Fertilization
In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is a highly sophisticated technique used to assist infertile couples in achieving pregnancy, as described...
Infertility is a couple's inability to conceive a child. There are several causes and treatments for infertility as discussed...
Jessica Day, MSN, CNM Certified Nurse Midwife
Meet Jessica Day, MSN, CNM. Mrs.Day was awarded her MSN by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her Specialties are...
Jill Mauldin, M.D.- Physician Profile
Video profile on Maternal/Fetal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jill Mauldin. Her areas of special interest include gestational diabetes and VBAC (vaginal...
Labor & Delivery At MUSC - Birth Plan FAQ's
Pregnant mom Meredith gets her birth plan questions answered by Karen Stephenson, Nurse Manager of Labor and Delivery at MUSC....
Labor and Delivery At MUSC- Day of Delivery
Pregnant mom Meredith is going on a tour of the newly Labor and Delivery unit at MUSC. She talks to...
Labor and Delivery At MUSC- Room Renovations and Tour
Tour the recently renovated Labor and Delivery area with pregnant mom Meredith. She talks to Nurse Manager Karen Stephenson about...
My Anatomy Ultrasound- 19 Weeks
Pregnant mom Meredith is 19 weeks along and getting ready to have her anatomy scan. The baby will be checked...
My First Trimester Screening
The first trimester screening is an optional test that pregnant women can have between weeks 11 and 13 to detect...
My Glucose Screening - Testing for Gestational Diabetes
Meredith is 24 weeks pregnant and getting ready to have her glucose tolerance test. Meredith's OB/GYN, Dr. Margaret Villers talks...
Natural Birth After C-Section- Katie's VBAC Story
Katie's first birth experience with is not what she had hoped for. Though her son was born healthy by c-section,...
In the condition known as placenta abruptio, the placenta separates from the uterus prematurely. This video animation discusses the...
Prenatal Heart Circulation Animation
This video illustrates how a fetus's heart functions before and after birth.
Preparing For Birth During Final Weeks Of Pregnancy
Meredith is 37 weeks pregnant and getting ready to deliver her baby boy any day now. She and her husband...
An ultrasound is a procedure that allows a physician to examine internal anatomy through the use of high-frequency sound waves...
Ultrasound Growth Scan- 29 Weeks
Meredith is now 29 weeks pregnant, and her OB/GYN is concerned that her belly is not measuring as big as...
Why We Delivered Our Babies At MUSC - Expertise
Employees of MUSC discuss the expertise at MUSC Women's Health and why they chose to deliver their babies here, instead...
Why We Delivered Our Babies At MUSC- Team Approach
Employees of MUSC discuss why they chose to deliver their babies at MUSC Women's Health, including the great care they...
J. Todd Purves, M.D., PHD Physician Profile
Dr. Todd Purves M.D., PhD. (Associate Professor) completed his pediatric urology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2008 and...
Gregory A. Cote, M.D., MS Physician Profile
Dr. Cote completed his undergraduate, medical school, internal medicine residency, and gastroenterology & hepatology fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago,...
Richard Bayer, M.D. Physician Profile
Dr Bayer attended The Ohio State University for both undergraduate education as well as medical school. He subsequently completed...
MUSC’s Stroke Center: Dr. James B. Edwards’ Story
Dr. James B. Edwards, former governor of South Carolina and past president of MUSC, fell at home early one morning...
Jacob Klapper, M.D. Physician Profile
Dr. Klapper is originally from Indianapolis Indiana. He received his medical degree from Indiana University in 2003. Dr. Klapper did...
Rochelle L. Ringer, M.D. Physician Profile
Dr. Ringer went to college at Indiana University and then attended Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed a...
Charles M. Proctor, M.D. Physician Profile
Charles M. Proctor, MD is Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina. He...
Karen Abernathy, M.D. Physician Profile
Karen Abernathy attended the University of Mississippi, earning her B.S. degree in Biology. She received her M.D. from the University...
MUSC After Hours Care in Summerville
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MUSC’s Online Doctor of Nursing Program Takes Education to Students
: MUSC’s College of Nursing offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) that enables registered nurses to work in...
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