This week on The Mommy Labor Nurse Podcast I had the chance to interview the amazing Dr. Jennifer Lincoln! Jen is a board-certified OB/GYN that works as an OB hospitalist, and she is also an IBCLC.
In addition to her bedside work, Jen is a total TikTok Doc celebrity with 2.8 million followers where, in her words, she makes educational videos that are “the health class you wish you had in high school”.
Inside of today’s episode, we did an “ask an OBGYN anything” based on questions submitted by the MLN community. We covered a broad range of topics and used questions that we saw submitted frequently to make sure they would appeal to the widest audience.
A peek at the questions we covered:
- Tell me more about gestational hypertension and preeclampsia
- What are your views on VBACs, why are some doctors against VBACs entirely
- Signs to watch out for that something may be wrong after giving birth
- Pros and cons of elective inductions at 39 weeks
- How to get the most out of your time with a lactation consultant in the hospital?
- Thoughts on perineal massage?
- Are fundal massages necessary after birth?
- IYHO, what opportunities for identifying and closing gaps in maternal care?
About Dr. Jennifer Lincoln
Jennifer Lincoln, MD, IBCLC is a board-certified OB-GYN who is passionate about helping girls, women, and those assigned females at birth understand their bodies and feel empowered to advocate for themselves.
Her book, Let’s Talk About Down There: An OBGYN Answers All Your Burning Questions Without Making You Feel Embarrassed for Asking (Andrews McMeel, Sept. 2021) is a shame-free, illustrated handbook for people with vaginas. It’s like the health class you wish you had – think evidence-based, myth-busting sex ed that tosses shame out the window.
In this engaging guide, Dr. Lincoln answers the questions about vaginal, sexual, and reproductive health many are afraid to ask, addressing topics such as hormones, menstrual cups, and birth control to empower readers to make more informed decisions about their health.
Dr. Lincoln also serves on the medical board of Flo Health, Inc., the #1 women’s health app, and regularly contributes to media such as TODAY, Good Morning America, Buzzfeed, Newsweek, Parents magazine, The Daily Beast, Cosmopolitan magazine, Yahoo! and more.