Obstetrics-Gynecology Stories

Which over-the-counter cold medications are safe during pregnancy?

Which over-the-counter cold medications are safe during pregnancy?

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During cold season, we get a lot of questions about what over-the-counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy. Dr. Horsager discusses which drugs are safe and which to skip.

Should pregnant moms be concerned about gastroenteritis?

Should pregnant moms be concerned about gastroenteritis?

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Gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is quite common during pregnancy and can cause serious illness or preterm labor in severe cases. Dr. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer shares tips to manage the symptoms and avoid the disease, as well as when to go to the doctor.

Latonya’s story, part one: Experiencing pregnancy from a wheelchair

Latonya’s story, part one: Experiencing pregnancy from a wheelchair

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Latonya Menefee is paralyzed, and she’s expecting her first child. Read her story, and learn how we tailor prenatal care to her unique needs.

Dr. Horsager’s top five pregnancy stories of 2017

Dr. Horsager’s top five pregnancy stories of 2017

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Happy New Year! Enjoy Dr. Horsager’s recap of her favorite 2017 Your Pregnancy Matters blog stories in this end-of-year review.

What to bring to the hospital: Your delivery checklist

What to bring to the hospital: Your delivery checklist

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Use this printable hospital bag checklist to make sure you have everything you need for labor and delivery.

From pregnancy to parenting: How a post-birth plan can help

From pregnancy to parenting: How a post-birth plan can help

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The transition from pregnancy to new parent can be stressful. Dr. Horsager shares “post-birth plan” tips to make life with a new baby easier.

Helping you understand scary (but often harmless) pregnancy ultrasound findings

Helping you understand scary (but often harmless) pregnancy ultrasound findings

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Dr. Horsager explains three pregnancy ultrasound findings that seem scary but typically are harmless.

Flu shots and miscarriage: Let’s clear up misunderstandings

Flu shots and miscarriage: Let’s clear up misunderstandings

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A 2017 study suggested that flu shots are associated with miscarriage. Why this is wrong, and why pregnant women need to be vaccinated.

The ‘fourth trimester’: Why women need health care after delivery

The ‘fourth trimester’: Why women need health care after delivery

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Women need regular health care after childbirth. Seeing a primary care doctor can help decrease women’s health risks postpartum and in future pregnancies.

What women need to know about thyroid conditions

What women need to know about thyroid conditions

 

No one knows why women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid disorders, but because these problems can have a direct bearing on conceiving and having a successful pregnancy, understanding the various conditions and taking precautions are all the more important.