Sexuality During Pregnancy

Posted on September 8, 2016 with 0 comments

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 - 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 […]

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.

Signs of Labor

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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 […]

OB Education - Depression

Postpartum Depression

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You may experience a range of emotions the first few weeks after your baby is born. Many mothers will feel sad or cry easily for a week or two after the baby is born, this is called the Baby Blues. If you continue to feel sad after 2 weeks you should talk to your health […]

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. […]

Deciding About Circumcision

Posted on November 6, 2016 with 0 comments

Circumcision is a surgery that removes the skin that covers the end of the penis often called the “foreskin”. Most often, a circumcision is done in the first few days of a baby’s life, if they are healthy. There may be some health benefits to circumcision. Still, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) does not […]