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93. Creating a Beautiful Birth with Dr. Lisa Karamardian #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 9314th April 2021 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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We’ve reached an incredible milestone! We’re celebrating 3 million podcast downloads in less than 15 months.

I wanted to celebrate with a guest that helped me reach a personal milestone: a beautiful birth story. Dr. Lisa Karamardian is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Newport Center Surgical, California, and was the guiding force in the healing birth of my second boy, Taschen. 

I tackle the subject of birth with an expert in the field who truly empowers a woman’s labor while taking charge and providing guidance and tools to provide a safe delivery. The truth is, there is no such thing as a “right” birth, and birthing plans can go out the window when push comes to shove. 

Dr. Lisa Karamardian brings her years of experience to the table and talks about all of the treatments available to create a beautiful birth. She demystifies “old-wives tales” around epidurals, breaking water, Pitocin, and Cytotec, and we both reflect on my second birthing experience. 

You will learn about...

  • Her OB-GYN education and professional backstory 
  • Birth plans vs birth 
  • Healing from the trauma from my first birth
  • The purpose of NST (non-stress testing)
  • Advanced maternal age pregnancies
  • Misconceptions around the birth process 
  • Understanding Pitocin and Cytotec 
  • Postpartum needs and resources 


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