Obstetrics

Breastfeeding

Great breasfeeding information Medela’s Online – breastfeeding resource which has information on breastfeeding as well as bras, pumps and a wealth of other information. Breastfeeding information Breastfeeding information: Gotmom – a great resource for breastfeeding difficulties Northern Virginia Lactation Center – help with breastfeeding, in home consults. Breast pump rentals. Breastfeeding help and free classes…

Chronic Diseases in Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy Coping with Chronic Conditions Before and During Your Pregnancy By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG Many women with chronic medical problems are able to achieve healthy pregnancies, but they may not know that preparation for pregnancy with a preexisting disease can be just as important as management of the condition after conception.…

Exercise For Two

Maintaining your workout during pregnancy and beyond By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG Exercise during pregnancy has many benefits for both you and your baby — including decreased weight gain and improved cardiovascular and muscular fitness, which have long-term health advantages. If you have a well-established exercise regimen, it’s generally considered safe to continue your…

Exercise in Pregnancy

Fitness: The Power of Exercise Ten Reasons to Keep Fit During Pregnancy: A Doctor’s Perspective By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG Whether you are a seasoned athlete or you’re just thinking about starting an exercise regimen, regular physical activity during pregnancy can have many benefits for you and your baby. Keep reading to find out…

Exercise Routine

Staying Strong During Pregnancy Eight Simple Exercises to Build Strength and Minimize Discomfort By Lynsey Owen, MD, Caity Davis, and Jill Stump There are many great advantages to maintaining or improving physical fitness in pregnancy, but sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Your rapidly growing belly can also present some unique…

Pregnancy Discomforts

From Head to Toe Managing the Small Discomforts of Pregnancy If you’ve ever run a marathon, received a promotion at work, aced a test in school, or renovated a home, you have probably figured out that the very satisfying rewards of these accomplishments require hard work, dedication, and sometimes even physical pain. Well, pregnancy is…

Pregnancy Gym

Hitting the Gym How to use your membership during pregnancy By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG Although the first trimester may be filled with fatigue and nausea and the last thing you want to do is exercise, don’t let your gym membership go to waste during your pregnancy! There are plenty of things that you…

The Pregnancy Sleep Guide

Ensuring you get your ZZZs By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG Sleep challenges are some of the most common — and most frustrating — issues in pregnancy. For some women, changes in sleep can occur before they are even aware of the tiny human growing inside; others may not notice a difference until hey approach…

Labor of Love

10 Empowering  tips from an ob/gyn who has experienced delivery from both sides By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG I’ve been an obstetrician for much longer than I’ve been a mother. Prior to delivering my first baby a few months ago, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about the labor process, but…

The Pregnancy Sleep Guide

Ensuring you get your ZZZs By Lynsey Caldwell Owen, MD, FACOG Sleep challenges are some of the most common — and most frustrating — issues in pregnancy. For some women, changes in sleep can occur before they are even aware of the tiny human growing inside; others may not notice a difference until they approach…

Safe medications in pregnancy

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ByAudience/ForWomen/ucm118567.htm For pain, headaches, backaches: Tylenol 325 mg. Take 2 pills every 4 – 6 hours as needed. For Heartburn: Zantac 75 to 150mg am and pm. Tums as needed For Nasal Congestion/cold symptoms: Claritin daily OR Zyrtec daily OR Benadryl 50 mg daily. Sudafed OR Mucinex OR Robitussin are safe to treat cold symptoms…