Pregnancy

What Are Safe Medications During Pregnancy?

Would you be surprised to know you should ask your obstetrician or your pharmacist whether to continue with a particular prescription drug once you know you are pregnant? First time mothers can be astonished this is the case. In fact, there are some over-the-counter medications pregnant women should avoid while pregnant. Let’s discover the safe medications during pregnancy.  » Read more about: What Are Safe Medications During Pregnancy?  »


Exercise & Pregnancy: Recommendations & Safety Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tells us that regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. That includes women who are pregnant. Starting from that recommendation, we will provide some guidance on the proper amount, the best type, and some necessary precautions and exceptions for exercise and pregnancy.  » Read more about: Exercise & Pregnancy: Recommendations & Safety Guidelines  »


Hospital Bag Guide: Items to Pack for Your Hospital Stay and Delivery

If you are a chronic procrastinator, now is the time to change your habits. Having your hospital bag ready early is non-negotiable! If you are the type who is always early, completes tasks ahead of time, or is generally well organized—good for you—but you still need a hospital bag guide. Let’s go through items to pack for your hospital stay and delivery.  » Read more about: Hospital Bag Guide: Items to Pack for Your Hospital Stay and Delivery  »


Your First Prenatal Visit: Everything You Should Know

Your dream is finally coming true. You are pregnant! Once you come back down to earth and calm down, it’s time to start planning your first prenatal visit. Here’s everything you should know.  » Read more about: Your First Prenatal Visit: Everything You Should Know  »


How Pregnant Women Can Prevent Gestational Diabetes

While a woman is pregnant, she can develop gestational diabetes, a temporary condition causing her blood sugar levels to increase. This can cause problems, and it can harm both the mother and baby. If you are considering pregnancy, learn how pregnant women can prevent gestational diabetes.  » Read more about: How Pregnant Women Can Prevent Gestational Diabetes  »


Pregnant Weight Gain: What to Expect

Being pregnant is one of the very few times it is actually healthy to gain weight. However, forget that business about eating for two. You eat and gain weight to provide nutrients for your baby so they grow at a healthy rate. Pregnant weight gain: what to expect and strive towards.  » Read more about: Pregnant Weight Gain: What to Expect  »


Exercising Safely During Pregnancy

Even if you have never exercised regularly before getting pregnant, it is safe to do so now as long as you follow the guidelines set by Spartanburg & Pelham ObGyn. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days. Exercising safely during pregnancy keeps you healthy and actually provides many other benefits.  » Read more about: Exercising Safely During Pregnancy  »


Managing Allergies During Pregnancy

Morning sickness, back aches, and fatigue should be enough to deal with during pregnancy, but if you add in allergy symptoms, oh please! If you’re not sure what medications are safe for you and your growing baby, here’s what you need to know.  » Read more about: Managing Allergies During Pregnancy  »


Planning For Pregnancy Before Conception

Some of us are procrastinators, while others are almost the extreme opposite. That’s a good thing when it comes to having a baby! Planning for pregnancy before conception has multiple benefits for you, your baby, and your growing family. Let’s look at where you should begin.  » Read more about: Planning For Pregnancy Before Conception  »


10 Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Most people will tell you the first early pregnancy symptom is missing a period. That is absolutely true, but there are dozens more to watch out for. Let’s take a quick look at 10 early pregnancy symptoms.  » Read more about: 10 Early Pregnancy Symptoms  »