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!
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!
We perform deliveries at Mary Immaculate Hospital.
This is where you will find a list of vaccinations and immunizations that we recommend.
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.
Here is a list of typical blood work that may be ordered by our medical staff.
These are a type of ultrasound to closely examine and measure your baby’s anatomy and can take up to 45 minutes.
It is important to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. A proper diet includes:
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.
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.
Here are a list of some special concerns you may have and how you should handle them.
Generally, we recommend that pregnant women should not work over eight hours a day or 40 hours a week.
Most pregnant women can continue to exercise although some changes to their routine may be necessary.
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.
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!
I am pregnant. How will Zika virus affect me or my unborn baby?