Toxoplasmosis

Posted on September 9, 2016 with 0 comments

Toxoplasmosis is a single-cell parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii. Healthy adults who become infected with toxoplasmosis typically suffer only a mild flu-like illness or have no symptoms at all. However, when a pregnant woman becomes infected with toxoplasmosis, her baby can become infected. Toxoplasmosis can cause birth defects and possibly death in the unborn baby. […]

Signs of Labor

Posted on September 8, 2016 with 0 comments

Labor occurs at 37 week or later. Go to the hospital (Labor and Delivery unit) if you have the following symptoms: Contractions that are regular, 4 to 5 minutes apart, and about 1 minute long for an hour. You are not able to walk, talk, or breathe thru the contractions. Contractions are regular, increase in […]

Vaccines In Pregnancy

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There are 2 vaccines routinely recommended during pregnancy, the inactivated flu vaccine and the TDap vaccine. Your immunity is passed to your baby during pregnancy and will help protect the baby from disease during their first few months of life (until they can get their own vaccines).

Visit vaccines.gov and cdc.gov/vaccines for more information.

OB Education - Travel

Travel During Pregnancy

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It is generally safe to travel during pregnancy, as long as there is nothing complicating your pregnancy. The best time to travel is typically between 14 and 28 weeks as most problems tend to happen early or late in pregnancy. After 34 to 36 weeks, it is more sensible to stay close to home unless […]

Sexuality During Pregnancy

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It is safe for most women to have sex during pregnancy. Your needs and desires may change as the pregnancy progresses. Discuss these feelings with your partner and work to find comfortable activities that will please both of you. There may be times your healthcare provider will advise you to avoid sex. You should abstain […]

OB Education - Weight Gain

Healthy Weight Gain in Pregnancy

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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy is important to help your baby grow and get your body ready to breastfeed. Your recommended weight gain depends on your BMI before pregnancy and is determined on an individual basis. A slow, steady weight gain is usually advised during pregnancy.   BMI Before Pregnancy BMI Total Weight Gain Rate […]

OB Education - Ultrasound

Ultrasounds During Pregnancy

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At our practice, we routinely perform 2 sonograms during your pregnancy. The first is done at your first visit to confirm your due date and view the baby’s heartbeat. The second ultrasound if done at approximately 20 weeks gestation. This ultrasound will assess baby’s growth, basic anatomy, placenta, and assess your cervix using transvaginal ultrasound. […]

OB Education Exercise

Exercise During Pregnancy

Posted on June 27, 2016 with 0 comments

Exercise has excellent physical and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of exercising during pregnancy include reduced fatigue, less swelling, education in leg cramps, improved sleep, less constipation, reduced back and joint pain, and reduced risk of gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. If you already have an exercise regimen, you can continue these activities. If you […]

Warning Signs During Pregnancy

Posted on June 20, 2016 with 0 comments

Review this list of symptoms, and if you are experiencing any of them please give us a call right away.

OB Education - Chromosomal Screening

Prenatal Chromosomal
Abnormality Screening

Posted on June 18, 2016 with 0 comments

Prenatal screening looks for increased risk of an infant with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21), Trisomy 13, and Trisomy 18. The incidence of these abnormalities increase with maternal age, however younger women give birth to the majority of the affected children. Women who will be 35 or older at the time of delivery may elect to […]