OB Education - Safe Medication

Safe Medications for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Posted on June 4, 2016

The over-the-counter medications on this list are safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding when used as directed. In general it is best to avoid any medication while pregnant, especially in the first 12 weeks. However, if necessary, the medications below may be used. If you have symptoms requiring the use of these medicines for more than […]

OB Education - Healthy Eating

Nutrition During Pregnancy

Posted on June 6, 2016

Healthy eating in pregnancy, and enough of it, is very important for your baby to grow and develop. During the second and third trimesters, you should consume 200 to 300 more calories than you did before you became pregnant. Think of this as an extra snack you eat sometime during the day.

OB Education - Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave and Insurance Issues

Posted on June 8, 2016

Most women may continue working as long as they wish unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider. Some women feel too tired or uncomfortable by the end of pregnancy to continue working full time. Please inform us if you are experiencing these symptoms or your have concerns about potential workplace hazards. Please check with your […]

Common Discomforts of Pregnancy

Posted on June 16, 2016

Learn more about common discomforts, and how to remedy them, during pregnancy.

OB Education - Chromosomal Screening

Prenatal Chromosomal
Abnormality Screening

Posted on June 18, 2016

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 […]

Warning Signs During Pregnancy

Posted on June 20, 2016

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

OB Education Exercise

Exercise During Pregnancy

Posted on June 27, 2016

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 […]

OB Education - Genetic Screening

Genetic Carrier Screening

Posted on July 18, 2016

Your ethnicity could provide clues to help determine if your baby could have a rare genetic condition. There are some inherited conditions that are more common in certain ethnic groups than others (see the following Table). Most often, a child would only be affected with one of these conditions if the mother and father are […]

OB Education - Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Posted on September 8, 2016

Tips for installing your car seat safely: Rear-facing until your baby is 1 year old and 20 pounds. Center of back seat of the car is the safest position. Never place a car seat in front of an air bag. Install at a 45 degree angle. Check car seat manual. Handle should be down and […]

What Will Happen At Your Visits and Lab Testing

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Above is a list of what lab tests and ultrasounds to expect during your visits for a normal pregnancy. Lab Testing During Pregnancy CBC – Check for anemia and other indicators. Blood Type and Rh Factor – Women who are Rh negative may need to receive RhoGAM at 28 weeks, after delivery, and at other times […]

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 - 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 […]