Pregnancy

We help to ensure both the baby and the mom-to-be
remain as healthy as possible all the way through delivery.

We take pride in providing the very best prenatal care, screening, education and support during this very special time!

We also believe that a healthy and successful pregnancy starts with education, so we have put together a “Healthy Pregnancy Quick-Reference Guide” available for download.

Download to find tips, advice, and answers to many of the common questions young mothers may have, from diet and vitamins to weight gain to alcohol consumption, and more…

Over the Counter Medication During Pregnancy

Many of our patients ask us which over-the-counter medications are safe to use during pregnancy, and which are to be avoided. To help with these questions, we’ve created a printable guide that lists pregnancy-safe OTC medications for common ailments such as heartburn, coughing, pain relief, allergy relief, and more.

Glucose Tolerance Testing

Glucose tolerance testing (or 1 hour test) is screening for gestational diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy). This testing is done between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. Some women who are high risk will have this testing done in the first trimester of pregnancy.

What to Bring to the Hospital

For Mom:

  • ID and insurance card
  • Long phone charger
  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo/conditioner, body wash/soap, hairbrush, hair ties, contact/glasses suplies
  • Comfy clothes to wear postpartum and home, robe
  • Sandals or slip on shoes
  • Snacks for postpartum
  • Speaker for music
  • Breastfeeding:
    • Nursing and/or pumping bra
    • Breast pump (nurses or lactation consultant can help you learn to use this)
    • Breastfeeding pillow
    • Nursing pads, nipple cream

For Partner/Support people:

  • Snacks
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes and pajamas
  • Toiletries

For Baby:

  • Toiletries
  • Homegoing outfit
  • Swaddle you plan to use at home (start practicing now!)
  • Outfit/Name prop for photos
  • Car seat (can leave in car or at home until ready to take baby home)

What the Hospital will provide:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Pads/disposable underwear
  • Baby blanket
  • Towels
  • Formula
  • Diaper cream
  • Hospital Grade Breast Pump
  • Labor support: candles, peanut ball, yoga balls

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At this time, in office visitation is limited to one support person over the age of 14 and/or a child under the age of one. Masking is optional.