Comprehensive Fetal Monitoring
Many pregnancies require additional monitoring. In these situations, our office can performed specialized ultrasounds as well as routine fetal monitoring with non-stress tests. Each office has qualified nursing staff to assist in comprehensive fetal monitoring.
What should I do if I get a cold during pregnancy?
Fortunately, colds do not affect the health of your unborn child and will go away on their own. Unfortunately, if you want to rid your body of the symptoms, there are not a lot of options for pregnant women, but there are a few. For nasal congestion, simple saline spray or drops will help you breathe better. We also recommend that you try a humidifier or vaporizer at night while sleeping. Our physicians suggest putting a small amount of Vicks VapoSteam in a cup and placing the cup in the vaporizer to help loosen congestion through the night. Vicks VapoRub is safe to use and works well, but always discuss your symptoms with your physician first before using any medications.
How can I treat a possible yeast infection during pregnancy?
If you think you have a yeast infection, call your physician before self-prescribing an over-the-counter treatment.
Can I have an OB ultrasound before six weeks?
OB ultrasounds are safe at any gestational age, however, the pregnancy cannot generally be seen with an ultrasound prior to 6 weeks. An ultrasound will be ordered by your provider when it is deemed medically necessary.
Can I go tanning or use spray tans while pregnant?
The effects of dihydroxyacetone (DHA), an ingredient in most spray tans, has not been proven either safe or unsafe. We do know that DHA can be absorbed in your bloodstream either through your skin or by inhaling the spray. In general, it is best to avoid spray tans until they have been specifically proven safe to use while pregnant.
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