To our patients and their families
Your health is of utmost importance to us; we are open and keeping all current appointments. Much is not known, on the risks to pregnant patients, and for that reason we are treating those that are pregnant with caution. Appropriate precautions to sanitize our office are always part of our daily procedures.
Here is how you can help us keep this population and other at-risk patients such as elderly patients safe. » Read more about: Help Keep Our Pregnant And At Risk Patients Safe (COVID-19 Update) »
Whether you are planning to become pregnant or gifted with a surprise, taking prenatal vitamins will only benefit you and your baby. OBGYN Associates of Akron suggests these 4 prenatal vitamins you need in order to prepare your body for a healthy baby. » Read more about: 4 Prenatal Vitamins You Need and How to Take Them »
Labor and Delivery
This group class is best for mothers who have never been through the birthing experience. It’s instructional and includes how to know labor is beginning, what to do, what to expect at the hospital. It is led by a Labor and Delivery nurse at Akron General Hospital. Class date and times are as follows:
» Read more about: New Mother & Labor and Delivery Classes »
If you decide to vacation, visit old friends, or must travel for work, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from flying or driving to your destination. As long as you are having a normal pregnancy and you have gotten the OK from OBGYN Associates of Akron, travel is generally approved and safe, but there are some caveats. » Read more about: Travel Warnings and Tips for Pregnant Women »
Birth defects are more common than you may think. In fact, about 1 in 33 babies born in the US has a birth defect, according to the CDC. » Read more about: Your Guide for Reducing Your Risk for Birth Defects »
We have all heard the stories about how incredibly painful it is to give birth, but that hasn’t stopped a large number of women in recent years from deciding on a more holistic approach to the process. » Read more about: Natural Pain Management Techniques for Childbirth »
You’re already dealing with aches, pains, and (most likely) what feels like world’s smallest bladder. Now add in sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose and you’ve got a perfect pregnancy!
…or maybe you sense the sarcasm there. But, is there an actual connection between your pregnancy and allergies? » Read more about: What’s the Connection Between Allergies and Pregnancy? »
Thinking of becoming pregnant soon? Have you ever wondered if you are in good shape to become pregnant when that time comes? If so, a preconception visit with your OB/GYN can help! » Read more about: 6 Benefits of a Preconception Visit »
Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms whatsoever, and some never even know they have them. Others have painful and heavy periods and struggle with discomfort. With all these disparate situations you may be wondering if and how fibroids can affect your fertility. » Read more about: How Fibroids Can Affect Your Fertility »
Understanding Postpartum Depression
Most women experience postpartum depression after having a baby, and it is considered a normal part of early motherhood.
Postpartum depression, or PPD, is a serious condition that can occur in the first few months after childbirth. It’s often brought on by changes in hormone levels, but other issues can increase the chance of women getting postpartum including:
Having a history of depression
Poor support from your partner, friends or family
Increased amount of stress in your life
Having a sick or colicky baby » Read more about: Understanding Postpartum Depression »