Bringing a child into the world can cause feelings of joy, excitement and insecurity – all at the same time. As mothers, we understand what you’ll go through during pregnancy and the range of emotions you may experience after your baby arrives.
Whether you’re a first-time mom or simply adding to your growing family, each pregnancy is unique. By combining our personal experiences and knowledge of the latest medical technologies, we are well-positioned to deliver the exceptional care expectant mothers deserve.
- Preconception counseling
- Routine and high risk pregnancies
- Vaginal and cesarean deliveries
- Management of early pregnancy problems
- Onsite 3-D ultrasound services
- Dating and fetal well-being assessments
- Certified Nuchal Translucency screening for chromosomal issues
- We are now certified to perform first trimester screening (Nuchal Translucency screening) for Down Syndrome, trisomy 18/13 in our office. This test is a combination of an ultrasound measurement and maternal blood sample that are used to identify mothers whose unborn baby may be at increased risk of having one of these chromosomal abnormalities. It can be done as early as 11 weeks of pregnancy.
- Office-based procedures such as: colposcopy, LEEP, etc.
We believe that one of the most precious blessings in life is to have the opportunity to become a parent… to have a child to nurture and to love. And, we understand how disappointing it can be when getting pregnant isn’t as easy as you had hoped it would be. We’re sensitive to your feelings, and we take time to learn about the challenges that led you to us.
Your success is important to us. That’s why we make ourselves available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As female providers who understand what you’re going through, we’re here to share our advice and support whenever you need it. A few of the infertility services we offer include:
- Counseling and support
- Onsite artificial insemination
- Endometriosis diagnosis and treatment
- Office-based procedures
- Artificial insemination
Important Pregnancy Information
Over-the-counter medications that are okay to use during pregnancy:
- Pain – Tylenol (acetaminophen) through the entire pregnancy, Aspirin 325mg, Ibuprofen and Aleve are okay weeks 14-32, if recommended by doctor.
- Allergy – Pseudoephedrine (if blood pressure is normal), Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec.
- Colds – Robitussin, Nyquil, Benadryl, Theraflu, Tylenol Cold & Sinus, Zicam, Mucinex.
- Heartburn/Indigestion – Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Gaviscon, Pepcid 20mg two times per day, Zantac two times a day, or Prilosec (over the counter)
- Stool Softeners – Colace, Metamucil, Citrucel, Benafiber, Miralax
- Anti-Nausea – Ginger, Vitamin B6, Sea Bands, small frequent meals, Cinnamon
Prescription medications that should be discussed individually with your doctor:
- Diabetes – Insulin
- Anti Nausea
- Thyroid Replacement
- Anti Depressants
- Blood Pressure
- Weight gain – 15-35 lbs., depending on pre-pregnancy weight.
- Calories – Approximately 2000-2500 per day, depending on pre-pregnancy weight.
- Prenatal vitamin – Daily
- Calcium – 800-1200 mg per day.
- Fish – Limit 1-2 servings per week. Avoid shark, swordfish, fresh tuna and large ocean fish.
- Caffeine – Limit 1-2 servings per day.
- Diet soda – Limit one per day.
- To prevent food poisoning, avoid all non-pasteurized dairy products and make sure you purchase fresh lunchmeat.
- Omega 3 fatty acids – 300 mg per day. This is important to help with spinal cord and brain development.
- Water – At least eight, 8 ounce glasses every day (64 ounces total per day).
Low-impact only – DO NOT OVERHEAT
- Walking and swimming are great exercise.
- No lifting more than 15-20 pounds after 20 weeks.
- No high-impact sports such as: aerobics, water skiing, snow skiing, hot yoga.
- Low-impact jogging and aerobics are okay, if currently participating in these activities.
- Avoid sports where you could get hit by a ball (such as baseball, basketball, and volleyball).
- Hair – It is okay to color, highlight or perm your hair.
- Tanning beds and tanning sprays – Do not use these, but tanning lotions are okay to use.
- Nail acrylic – Okay in well-ventilated salons.
- Waxing – Okay
- Travel – Safe to travel until 36 weeks along, unless otherwise discussed with your doctor. On a car trip or plane trip, be sure to get up and move around every 2 hours.
- Sexual intercourse – Yes, unless the doctor instructs you otherwise.
- Smoking – NO
- Alcohol – NO
- Hot tubs, whirlpools – NO
- Physical therapy, chiropractic care and massages – Discuss with your doctor.
- Painting, staining, varnishing – Okay if in a well-ventilated area.
Please call 402-483-2886 with any questions or concerns.