Overlake OBGYN - Great Expectations
Prenatal Care Instructions Medication Permitted
CALL OUR OFFICE IN THE EVENT OF: i Vaginal bleeding or spotting i Pelvic cramping or unusual abdominal pain i Temperature over 101°F i Leakage of fluid from the vagina i Decreased or absent fetal movement LABOR – WHEN TO CALL If this is your first child: i Contractions 5 minutes apart for about 1 hour i When your water breaks If you have previously delivered: i Strong and regular contractions, even if more than 5 minutes apart i When your water breaks WHERE TO CALL AFTER HOURS CALL LABOR AND DELIVERY Overlake Hospital Medical Center 425-688-5351 During office hours call 425-454-3366
ACTIVITY Continue your normal routine. Most
PAIN Extra strength Tylenol. CONSTIPATION Increase your dietary fiber (fruits,
sports are permissible with moderation; keep your heart rate below 140. Intercourse is not restricted during normal pregnancy unless bleeding, cramping or leaking of amniotic fluid occurs. Avoid excessive fatigue, heavy lifting (over 30 pounds), and high impact activities. Airplane travel is not recommended after 34 weeks. MORNING SICKNESS/ NAUSEA No medication is available. You may try Vitamin B6 50mg twice a day or sea bands. Eat crackers before getting out of bed in the morning, frequent meals (every 2 hours), high carbohydrates (baked potatoes, toast, etc.) and high protein snacks at bedtime (hard cheese, etc.). Avoid foods difficult to digest, spicy foods, caffeine, cigarettes and cigarette smoke. Call the office if you are unable to keep any food or fluids down for over 24 hours. COLDS OR FLU SYMPTOMS (CALL FOR FEVER OVER 101°F) Halls cough drops, Cepacol lozenges, Chloroseptic,Robitissum DM or regular Tylenol. A vaporizer humidifier may also help.
vegetables oatmeal, whole grain foods) and increase fluid intake. Metamucil, Citrucel, Milk of Magnesia or DDS, Colace capsules, 1 or 2 a day. DIARRHEA No treatment for mild cases, just increase fluid intake. Call the office for severe cases or if symptoms persist beyond 2 days. HEMORRHOIDS Tucks, Anusol or sitz baths. If symptoms are severe call the office. VAGINAL YEAST INFECTIONS Monistat or Gynelotrimin, externally only, if this does not help call the office. HEART BURN Tums, Mylanta, Zantac 75 or Pepcid AC. LEG CRAMPS Calcium 500mg daily at bedtime.
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