The flu is more likely to cause a serious illness in a pregnant woman than someone the same age who is not pregnant. That is but one reason to get the vaccine. Should you get the flu shot during pregnancy? Absolutely! » Read more about: Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy? »
This flu season, it’s especially important for pregnant women to get a flu shot. At OBGYN Associates of Akron, we’re offering preservative free flu shots available now for women who are pregnant. » Read more about: Preservative Free Flu Shots Available »
One of the most important imaging tools physicians have at their disposal is a mammogram. They have become vitally important because they save lives. They are so important we now can get one on a mobile mammography bus. Important enough that it’s women’s healthcare practically coming to your door, but why are routine mammograms so important? » Read more about: Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important? »
There have always been old wives tales about pregnancy and most likely you have heard a few.
Carrying your baby high means you’re having a girl. Carrying low, obviously it must be a boy. Let’s not forget having heartburn, which means your baby will have lots of hair.
These silly predictions are all in good fun, but there are some more serious pregnancy myths. Let’s talk about 7 pregnancy myths, debunked. » Read more about: 7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked »
You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with OBGYN Associates of Akron! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit. » Read more about: Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit »
Surprise, you’re pregnant! If this truly is a surprise, stay calm, talk with your partner and consider all your options. The truth is no one can tell you exactly what to do after you get a positive pregnancy test. You might be thrilled to begin or increase your family, be upset because it’s a surprise and it’s not part of your plans, or you may have emotions somewhere in between. However you react, here are some guidelines. » Read more about: What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test »
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 safe.
Stay home, if you have any symptoms of fever, » Read more about: Help Keep Our Pregnant And At-Risk Patients Safe (COVID-19 Policies) »