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  »


Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?

The flu is more likely to cause a serious illness in a pregnant woman than someone the same age who is not pregnant. That is but one reason to get the vaccine. Should you get the flu shot during pregnancy? Absolutely!  » Read more about: Should You Get The Flu Shot During Pregnancy?  »


The Importance Of A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

The importance of a healthy diet during pregnancy cannot be overstated. Studies show that there are less complications when moms-to-be eat a healthy diet before and during pregnancy. With that in mind, let’s look at what is considered a healthy diet and how it can help.  » Read more about: The Importance Of A Healthy Diet During Pregnancy  »


7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked

There have always been old wives tales about pregnancy and most likely you have heard a few.
Carrying your baby high means you’re having a girl. Carrying low, obviously it must be a boy. Let’s not forget having heartburn, which means your baby will have lots of hair.
These silly predictions are all in good fun, but there are some more serious pregnancy myths. Let’s talk about 7 pregnancy myths, debunked.  » Read more about: 7 Pregnancy Myths, Debunked  »


What To Expect Throughout A High Risk Pregnancy

Being told you have a high risk pregnancy can cause anxiety, but it’s not as frightening as you may first think. In fact, most women make it through their pregnancy with little to no negative complications. That does not mean, however, that you ignore your situation and not follow the recommendations of your doctor. What to expect throughout a high risk pregnancy is a lot of extra care and monitoring to be sure you have a healthy baby.  » Read more about: What To Expect Throughout A High Risk Pregnancy  »


Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit

You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with Spartanburg & Pelham OB-GYN! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit.  » Read more about: Topics To Discuss During Your First Prenatal Visit  »


Lifestyle Changes To Make For A Healthy Pregnancy

Your dream of having a family if finally coming true. You are a smart and healthy woman, and know clearly what you should avoid during pregnancy like smoking, drinking, and illegal drugs. At the same time, now would be a good time to review some other lifestyle changes to make for a healthy pregnancy.  » Read more about: Lifestyle Changes To Make For A Healthy Pregnancy  »


What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?

What questions should you ask your obstetrician about genetic testing? The best approach depends on what you really want to know. Every parent-to-be wants to have a healthy beautiful baby, but of course there is always a chance your child will have some abnormality or disorder. The good news is there are prenatal screening tests that will provide you with answers, IF you want to know. Here are some clarifying questions.  » Read more about: What Questions Should I Ask My Obstetrician About Genetic Testing?  »