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Signs of a Miscarriage and When to Call Your Doctor

Most miscarriages occur in the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. They are painful, sad occurrences for many women, but the mother has no culpability. In some instances, they can occur without any signs, while others may experience symptoms . Let’s learn more about the signs of a miscarriage and when to call your doctor.  » Read more about: Signs of a Miscarriage and When to Call Your Doctor  »


What Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?

When you are pregnant, whatever you put into your body can affect your growing child. So when you have a headache, an allergy, or any other common ailment, what medications are safe during pregnancy?  » Read more about: What Medications Are Safe During Pregnancy?  »


How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms

There is good news and bad news concerning morning sickness. If you are suffering with it right now, the good news is doctors believe it’s a sign that the placenta is growing normally. The bad news, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is that although 70% of pregnant women get it early in the first trimester, the cause is not totally known. Whatever is causing it, here are some tips for how to alleviate first trimester nausea symptoms.  » Read more about: How To Alleviate First Trimester Nausea Symptoms  »


Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?

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?  »


Preservative Free Flu Shots Available

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  »


Why Are Routine Mammograms So Important?

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?  »


7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

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  »


Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

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  »


What To Do After You Get A Positive Pregnancy Test

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 Benefits Of Taking Folic Acid Before And During Pregnancy

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  »