Prenatal FAQs

If you are out of town, who will be my primary caregiver? Where do I call or go if I have a medical emergency? Do I call or go to different places depending on how far along in my pregnancy I am? Where do I call or email if I have a non-urgent question about my pregnancy? How long past my due date will I be allowed to go before intervention is needed? What situations would warrant a C-section? What is your position on labor inductions? Who will deliver our baby? What should I expect during my labor and delivery? When do we discuss/review my birth plan? What should I do if I…Don’t feel well? Have cramping? Spotting? Run a fever? What symptoms should I expect, and how can I manage them? What’s normal, and what should I call you about? What position should I sleep in? Which prenatal classes do you recommend? Can I…Dye my hair? Get a relaxer/perm? Get a massage? Paint my nails? Go to the spa? Are there any changes to my beauty routine I need to make? Are there any restrictions I need to know about traveling while pregnant? Are there any restrictions on sex throughout my pregnancy? Should I be doing any particular kind of exercise? What kind and amount is safe? What kind of diet should I follow? What should I eat and drink a lot of, and what should I avoid? What prenatal vitamin is best? What vaccinations do I need and when? What prenatal screenings do I need and when? Due to my age, do I have an increased risk of any specific complications or conditions? How much weight should I gain, and at what rate? What are some common signs and symptoms that women experience in early pregnancy that I shouldn’t worry about? What are warning signs that should trigger me to call your office or go into the hospital?

If you are out of town, who will be my primary caregiver?


Where do I call or go if I have a medical emergency? Do I call or go to different places depending on how far along in my pregnancy I am?


Where do I call or email if I have a non-urgent question about my pregnancy?


How long past my due date will I be allowed to go before intervention is needed?


What situations would warrant a C-section?


What is your position on labor inductions?


Who will deliver our baby?


What should I expect during my labor and delivery?


When do we discuss/review my birth plan?


What should I do if I…Don’t feel well? Have cramping? Spotting? Run a fever?


What symptoms should I expect, and how can I manage them? What’s normal, and what should I call you about?


What position should I sleep in?


Which prenatal classes do you recommend?


Can I…Dye my hair? Get a relaxer/perm? Get a massage? Paint my nails? Go to the spa? Are there any changes to my beauty routine I need to make?


Are there any restrictions I need to know about traveling while pregnant?


Are there any restrictions on sex throughout my pregnancy?


Should I be doing any particular kind of exercise? What kind and amount is safe?


What kind of diet should I follow? What should I eat and drink a lot of, and what should I avoid?


What prenatal vitamin is best?


What vaccinations do I need and when?


What prenatal screenings do I need and when?


Due to my age, do I have an increased risk of any specific complications or conditions?


How much weight should I gain, and at what rate?


What are some common signs and symptoms that women experience in early pregnancy that I shouldn’t worry about?


What are warning signs that should trigger me to call your office or go into the hospital?