The CDC recommends that if you are a woman considering getting pregnant, start taking folic acid. If you just found out you are pregnant, start taking folic acid and continue to take it while you are pregnant. Even if you are a woman of child bearing age, the CDC says you should routinely take folic acid. That makes it pretty clear that the benefits of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy must be immense. » Read more about: The Benefits Of Taking Folic Acid Before And During Pregnancy »
The changes to a pregnant woman’s immune system, heart, or lungs make them more susceptible to severe illness from the flu. This statement should be the first tenet in a guide to flu season during pregnancy, and all pregnant women should get their flu shot as soon as possible. There are even more reasons, such as the following. » Read more about: A Guide To Flu Season During Pregnancy »
What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions. » Read more about: What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing? »
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. All classes will be held over a ZOOM Meeting until end of year. Class date and times are as follows:
Labor and Delivery
Classes are located at 605 N. » 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? »