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Immunizations During Pregnancy—Two vaccines that could save your baby’s life

Immunizations During Pregnancy—Two vaccines that could save your baby’s life

Vaccines help protect both you and your baby from serious diseases. From the beginning of pregnancy, you and your baby are sharing everything.  That means when you get vaccines, you aren’t only protecting yourself, but you’re providing your baby with some early protection too!

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The Pee-Pee Monster Challenge

The Pee-Pee Monster Challenge

This is the first in a series of tips to help with controlling the challenges of staying dry and in control of the Pee-Pee Monster!

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After Hours Contact

After Hours Contact

If you have any concerns after hours do not hesitate to call us at 757-595-9905

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Delivery at Mary Immaculate Hospital

Delivery at Mary Immaculate Hospital

We perform deliveries at Mary Immaculate Hospital.

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Vaccinations and immunizations

Vaccinations and immunizations

This is where you will find a list of vaccinations and immunizations that we recommend.

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Fetal kick count

Fetal kick count

You should feel your baby’s movement – rolls, kicks or flutters – between 18 and 25 weeks. Ideally you will feel 10 “kicks” within a two hour period or less. 

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Typical Blood Work

Typical Blood Work

Here is a list of typical blood work that may be ordered by our medical staff.

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Morphology scans

Morphology scans

These are a type of ultrasound to closely examine and measure your baby’s anatomy and can take up to 45 minutes. 

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Nutrition

Nutrition

It is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. A proper diet includes:

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Vitamin Supplements

Vitamin Supplements

We recommended a vitamin supplement containing at least 600 micrograms of folic acid (a naturally occurring B vitamin that helps with your baby’s development) and 300 milligrams of DHA (a fatty acid found in the meat of cold water fish that also helps with your baby’s development) before and during pregnancy. 

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Weight gain

Weight gain

During pregnancy a woman of normal weight will usually gain between 25-35 pounds. If you are overweight to begin with we recommend a weight gain of 15-25 pounds and if you are obese, 10 to 15 pounds.

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Special Concerns

Special Concerns

Here are a list of some special concerns you may have and how you should handle them.

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Work

Work

Generally, we recommend that pregnant women should not work over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. 

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Exercise

Exercise

Most pregnant women can continue to exercise although some changes to their routine may be necessary. 

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Travel

Travel

The best time to travel during pregnancy is usually during the middle part of your of pregnancy – from 14-28 weeks. At this time, most morning sickness has resolved and there is not the risk of preterm labor. 

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Warning signs – When to call the doctor

Warning signs – When to call the doctor

Call our office immediately at 757-595-9905 if you have any of the following: 

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Women OBGYN near me?

Women OBGYN near me?

If you have asked yourself this question and live in the Hampton Roads area, better yet, if you live in Newport News, Hampton, York County, Poquoson, or Williamsburg look no further!   

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Zika virus

Zika virus

I am pregnant. How will Zika virus affect me or my unborn baby?

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