Day: March 30, 2017

Diet and Exercise in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women need only about 300 extra calories per day. The exact amount depends on your weight before pregnancy. If you’re underweight before pregnancy, you may need more calories. If you’re overweight before pregnancy, you may need less. Talk to your health care provider about what’s right for you. How can you make sure…

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…

First Trimester

Early signs of pregnancy: Breast tenderness Nausea/Vomiting Light cramping Change in Vaginal discharge Food aversions Positive home pregnancy test Warning signs: Heavy vaginal bleeding and cramping Nausea and vomiting unable to keep anything down over 12 hours Not voiding for over 12 hours if you have had morning sickness Combatting early pregnancy nausea/vomiting: Morning sickness…

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…

Vulvar Care Guidelines

Many cases of recurrent vaginitis/vulvitis are due to chronic irritation. It is important to break this cycle by avoiding any irritation from chemicals, moisture, or friction.   CLEANING Wash the vulva gently with warm water, using your hand. Do not use soap or scrub with a washcloth. Never douche. Avoid using wet wipes, feminine wipes,…

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