Fetal Kick Counts


Most expectant mothers will feel their baby move by the 20th week of pregnancy. Fetal movement is an indicator of fetal well being. One way for you to know if your baby is doing well is to record your baby's movements. This is called a fetal kick count. Kick counts work best after the 27th [...]

Fetal Kick Counts2018-04-08T04:58:57+00:00

Breech Presentation


With a breech presentation, your baby is in a buttocks or feet first presentation. A breech presentation can make it hard for the baby's head to fit through the birth canal during a vaginal delivery. This can cause a lack of oxygen or nerve damage in your baby. How will I know if my baby [...]

Breech Presentation2018-04-08T04:50:46+00:00

Non-Stress Test (NST)


Performing a non-stress test is a simple, painless, and non-invasive way to assess the well being of your baby. What Should I Expect? This test is usually done in the doctors office. You will need to be reclining or lying down for the test. You will have 2 belts strapped around your abdomen, one to [...]

Non-Stress Test (NST)2018-04-08T04:47:44+00:00

Gestational Diabetes


What is Gestational Diabetes? This is a type of diabetes that happens only during pregnancy. This occurs when your body is unable to make and use all of the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Am I At Risk for Developing Gestational Diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, you are considered at high risk for [...]

Gestational Diabetes2018-04-08T04:46:23+00:00

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy (Preeclampsia)


What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a condition that develops after the 20th week of pregnancy. There is high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Preeclampsia is also called toxemia or pregnancy induced hypertension. If preeclampsia is not identified and managed appropriately, it can have serious consequences for both the mother and the baby. How [...]

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy (Preeclampsia)2018-04-08T04:43:26+00:00

Nausea & Vomiting (“Morning Sickness”)


In the early months of pregnancy, you may experience some nausea and vomiting, which can occur any time during the day or night. This is believed to be caused by hormonal changes that slow the digestive system. This can be a serious medical problem if not controlled as it can leat to dehydration. Not everyone [...]

Nausea & Vomiting (“Morning Sickness”)2018-04-08T04:41:13+00:00

Common Discomforts During Pregnancy


Nausea & Vomiting This usually occurs during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy and is often referred to as "morning sickness". However, these symptoms can occur at any time of the day or night. For some women, these symptoms continue throughout the entire pregnancy. This is caused by the reaction of the stomach and intestines [...]

Common Discomforts During Pregnancy2018-04-08T04:40:09+00:00

Routine Testing Done During Pregnancy


During pregnancy, certain lab tests are routinely performed on all women. They are done at specific times during the pregnancy to help your doctor identify possible problems with your pregnancy. They will also give clues to how your baby is doing. Other tests that may be done will depend on your medical history, age, family [...]

Routine Testing Done During Pregnancy2018-04-08T04:37:37+00:00

Approved Medications During Pregnancy


Condition Approved DO NOT USE Allergies Claritin, Benadryl, Chlortrimeton Artificial Sweeteners (limit quantity) Nutrasweet, Splenda Sweet & Low, Saccharine Constipation Colace, FiberCon, Metamucil, Citrucel, Milk of Magnesia Cough/Colds Tylenol Sinus Nyquil/Dayquil Heartburn/Indigestion Mylanta, TUMS, Pepcid, Maalox, Gaviscon Pepto-Bismol Hemorrhoids Preparation H, Anusol HC Nasal Congestion Saline Nasal Spray (Ocean Mist), Claritin, Robitussin Pain/Fever/Headache Tylenol (regular [...]

Approved Medications During Pregnancy2018-04-08T04:36:47+00:00

Post-Partum Care


Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. Many women focus on the pregnancy and forget to ask about what will happen following delivery. Recovery from vaginal and cesarean birth takes about six weeks, sometimes it can take longer. During this time, your body will gradually be returning to normal. When you leave the hospital, [...]

Post-Partum Care2018-04-08T04:35:39+00:00
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