JRMC is honored and privileged to be your choice for obstetrical care! This is an exciting time and the JRMC Gynecology & Obstetrics team wants to ensure that you receive VERY good care.
At your first appointment, which is usually at 10 weeks gestation, expect the following:
- review health history
- physical exam
- lab work
Our team will schedule office appointments for every four weeks and continue monthly until approximately 28 weeks. After 28 weeks, our team will schedule appointments for you every 2 weeks until the month prior to your due date. We will then start seeing you on a weekly basis. In some cases, you may need to be seen more frequently.
helping you prepare
Jamestown Regional Medical Center is excited for you and your new addition. As you plan for the child’s birth, it’s also important to choose a provider who is well-versed in the needs of a newborn. Once you make your determination, JRMC will communicate with that provider to ensure a seamless transition for you and your new family.
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ACHES, PAINS AND HEADACHES
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Expecting mothers may take 1-2 extra strength tablets every six hours as needed (No more than 6 tablets or 3,000 mg per day). Avoid aspirin containing products unless specifically instructed by physician. Expecting mothers should avoid Ibuprofen and Napoxen (ex. Motrin, Aleve, Excederin, Advil). Remember: “Take Tylenol. Avoid Advil, aspirin and Aleve.
Colace, Citrucel, Fibercon and Miralax are all fine to consume while pregnant. Expecting mothers should also drink lots of water as well as eat fruits and veggies. Most of these medications won’t work if expecting moms don’t drink enough water.
Expecting mothers experiencing hemorrhoids should increase fiber and water. Over-the-counter medications like Preparation H or Anusol may provide relief. If these are not working, please call and a provider may offer a prescription-strength medication.
Over-the-counter medications like Tums, Gaviscon, Mylanta, Maalox, Zantac 150, Prevacid or Pepcid AC may relieve heartburn. Avoid greasy, spicy and fried foods.
Immodium AD, clear liquids and a bland diet for 8-12 hours may help expecting moms experiencing diarrhea. A fever of 100.4 or greater, persistent diarrhea or vomiting require a call to the office: (701) 952-4878. DO NOT TAKE: Pepto Bismol because it contains aspirin.
The best practice for nausea is to eat small, frequent meals.
Diet and lifestyle changes may help. In addition:
• take a gummy multivitamin instead of a tablet
• try eating dry toast or crackers in the morning before you get out of bed to avoid moving around on an empty stomach
• drink fluids often
• avoid smells that bother you
• eat small, frequent meals instead of three large meals
• try bland foods. For example, the “BRATT” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, and tea) is low in fat and easy to digest
• try ginger ale made with real ginger, ginger tea made from freshly grated ginger, ginger capsules and ginger candies
Nausea medications-Safe nausea medications include Emetrol, Unisom (Doxylamine), and Vitamin B6. You can take Unisom 25mg and Vitamin B6 25mg together in the morning and before bed. Unisom is a sleep aid so it may cause drowsiness. If you become too drowsy during the daytime you can take the vitamin B6 in the morning by itself. These medications should be taken prior to being nauseated for the best results. If these recommendations are not working call (701) 952-4878 as you may need to be seen nor have a prescription.
Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, Tavist, Claritin D, Zyrtec, Mucinex and Robitussin DM are all safe to take during pregnancy. DO NOT TAKE phenylephrine-containing products like Sudafed PE.
Monistat 7 is the recommended treatment for expecting mothers with yeast infections.
DURING OFFICE HOURS...
For moms-to-be experiencing pregnancy related illnesses like colds, sore throats, ear aches, etc., our registered nurses are available at JRMC Clinic by phone from 8 am to 4:30pm at (701) 952-4878. There may be times when we might recommend that you see your primary care physician if we feel they may be better equipped to manage your symptoms.
AFTER CLINIC HOURS...
for pregnancy-related emergencies such as vaginal bleeding or leaking of amniotic fluids.
for non-pregnancy related emergencies such as chest pain or shortness of breath.