830 West High Street, Suite 101, Lima, Ohio 45801

(419) 227-0610 | (800) 686-4096 | Fax:(419) 228-3273

obgynspecialists@wcoil.com

HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri. | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Obstetrics

Obstetrics

Pregnancy Passport

When to go to St. Rita’s

  • If you are near your due date—36 weeks or beyond:
    • Contractions every 5 minutes for an hour that are painful (every 7 minutes if you have had a baby before)
    • You think your water broke
    • Vaginal bleeding like a period
    • No fetal movement
  • If the office is open, call first. If after hours you may go right in.
  •  If you are still pre-term—before 36 weeks:
    • Call the office and we’ll discuss your symptoms.

 

Medications

We recommend that no unnecessary medication be taken, especially in the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. If medication is absolutely necessary please choose from the following list:

WHAT TO TAKE FOR:
Nausea
B6, Zantac, Benadryl, Pepcid AC
Headaches
Tylenol
Indigestion
Mylanta, Riopan, Gelusil Plus Liquid, Tums or Maalox
Constipation
Colace, Metamucil, Increase fibers and fluids. If ineffective, Milk of Magnesia
Sleeplessness
Benadryl, hot milk
Stuffy Nose
Saline nose drops, or Afrin occasionally
Head Colds/Allergies
Sinutabs, Cold Tylenol, Sudafed
Bringing Down Fever
Tylenol
Sore Throat
Gargle with Cepacol; Cepacol Lozenges (salt water gargle)
Cough
Plain Robitussin, Cough Drops
Diarrhea
Kaopectate, Imodium AD

 

CALL OUR OFFICE WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. Severe nausea/vomiting
2. Severe lower abdominal pain
3. Painful or burning urination
4. Spotting or heavy bleeding
5. Leaking or gush of fluid
6. Severe headache unrelieved in 2-3 hours
7. Blurred vision, fainting or dizziness
8. Fever greater than 102°F that does not respond to Tylenol
9. Sudden swelling of face or hands

*You will need to go to St. Rita’s for any Hospital Care*

Pregnancy

Nutrition During Pregnancy (FAQ001)
Car Safety for Pregnant Women, Babies, and Children (FAQ018)
The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy (FAQ027)
A Father’s Guide to Pregnancy (FAQ032)
Preeclampsia and High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy (FAQ034)
Bleeding During Pregnancy (FAQ038)
Travel During Pregnancy (FAQ055)
Having a Baby After Age 35 (FAQ060)
What to Expect After Your Due Date (FAQ069)
If Your Baby is Breech (FAQ079)
Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage) (FAQ090)
Having Twins (FAQ092)
Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy (FAQ093)
Genetic Disorders (FAQ094)
Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health (FAQ098)
Repeated Miscarriages (FAQ100)
Group B Strep and Pregnancy (FAQ105)
HIV and Pregnancy (FAQ113)
Back Pain During Pregnancy (FAQ115)
Exercise During Pregnancy (FAQ119)
Morning Sickness (FAQ126)
Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy (FAQ129)
Routine Tests During Pregnancy (FAQ133)
Reducing Risks of Birth Defects (FAQ146)
Ectopic Pregnancy (FAQ155)
Prenatal Development: How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy (FAQ156)
Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects (FAQ164)
Screening Tests for Birth Defects (FAQ165)
Pregnancy Choices — Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion (FAQ168)
Skin Conditions During Pregnancy (FAQ169)
Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy (FAQ170)
Cystic Fibrosis: Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis (FAQ171)
Cord Blood Banking (FAQ172)
Early Preterm Birth (FAQ173)
A Healthy Pregnancy for Women with Diabetes (FAQ176)
Gestational Diabetes (FAQ177)
Preconception Carrier Screening (FAQ179)
Obesity and Pregnancy (FAQ182)

Postpartum Depression

www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Postpartum-Depression

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