If you are NOT symptomatic (fever, cough and shortness of breath), you do NOT need to be tested. At this time, we will continue to see obstetrical and non-routine gynecology patients. Please schedule and keep your appointment as you normally would. PLEASE do not bring visitors to your appointment, unless it is an interpreter. If you require transportation, please ask that person to remain in their car to minimize the potential exposure.
· If you ARE symptomatic (fever, cough and shortness of breath) and symptoms ARE manageable, please leave a message on our nurse message line and a nurse will call you back with further instructions.
· If you ARE symptomatic (fever, cough and shortness of breath) and symptoms are NOT manageable at home, please call your primary care provider or seek care at the closest Emergency Department where they are equipped to deal with testing.
It’s that time of year again: flu season. So let’s talk a little about our recommendations during pregnancy. First and foremost: we recommend vaccination.
Morning sickness … often the toughest part of pregnancy during the first trimester. Whether you are suffering from nausea, vomiting, or both, there are some things you can try to manage your morning sickness and get some relief. One reliable tip is to take ginger or vitamin B6. Another tip is to change your eating habits. For example, have several smaller meals throughout the day instead of eating three large meals. If you experience severe morning sickness—persistent nausea and vomiting—see your doctor immediately. Severe morning sickness can lead to dehydration and hospitalization. For other helpful tips for managing your morning sickness, turn to this helpful resource.
More Helpful Tips for Managing Morning Sickness
If you’re pregnant, you may have started thinking about what you can do to care for yourself and your baby during pregnancy. To begin with, you’ll want to have regular prenatal checkups to make sure both you and your baby are doing well. And now that you’re eating for two (or more), it’s even more important to eat a balanced diet to ensure that everyone’s nutritional needs are met. Pregnancy can be exhausting, so be sure to get plenty of rest. Putting your feet up throughout the day, lying on your left side as your pregnancy advances, and taking naps can all be good calming activities. For more information about these tips and other healthy habits for a healthy pregnancy, bookmark this handy guide.
Learn More Healthy Habits for a Healthy Pregnancy
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