Your Office Visits

Your Office Visits

Prior to Your First Visit Please begin taking prenatal vitamins if you haven’t already. Have a t least .8 mg. of folic acid each day. Women who have a baby with a neural tube defect should take 4 mg. of … Continued
Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Vaccinations in Pregnancy

Flu Vaccine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Warsaw Women’s Center physicians strongly recommend flu vaccine in pregnancy. Pregnant women who have medical conditions that increase their risk for complications from flu should be vaccinated before the … Continued
Gastrointestinal Problems During Pregnancy

Gastrointestinal Problems During Pregnancy

Indigestion and Heartburn: These problems occur because the stomach empties more slowly during pregnancy and the enlarging uterus crowds the digestive organs, especially the stomach. Food may back up into the lower part of the esophagus, causing a burning sensation. … Continued
The BRAT Diet for Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea

The BRAT Diet for Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea

What to Drink and Eat After Vomiting and/or Diarrhea Begin taking a few sips of water or oral rehydrating solution (ORS). ORS has the advantage of a proper balance of sugar and salt. Examples of brands are Pedialyte and Rehydralyte … Continued
Communicable Diseases

Communicable Diseases

German Measles German measles (Rubella) is uncommon, as most women have been vaccinated against Rubella as a child. It is a viral disease that, if contracted in the first trimester of pregnancy, can cause birth defects involving the heart, brain, … Continued
Tips to Lessen Morning Sickness

Tips to Lessen Morning Sickness

Sleep Before you go to bed: Be sure to have plenty of fresh air in the room where you sleep. The odor of soiled clothes and other household odors in the room where you sleep may upset your stomach. Before … Continued