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Podcast 167 - Placenta Previa w- Demi Wilkes

An iceberg typically shows only 10% of its mass above water. To appreciate the other 90%, you need to dive deep. That’s precisely what we’re doing in this series—discovering the deeper knowledge about obstetric topics. These topics can be massive, and much of the information is below the ‘surface-level’ knowledge that EMS is presented with. 

For our first episode, we’ll explore Placenta Previa and the closely associated Placenta Accrete Spectrum with our Guest, Demi Wilkes!

Welcome to the opening episode of OB Icebergs! 

Hosted by Sam Ireland and Featuring Demi Wilkes


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