• Getting Ready to Get Pregnant?

      “ Having my Baby” Paul Anka said it best (look it up youngsters). What a lovely way of saying how much you love me”.

      Get your checkup. Be sure and see your Doctor for the following:

        Physical exam, paps/STd screening, lab assessment, medical history, medications,  review your family hx., genetic risk,  prior pregnancies and complications, vaccination update.

      Check your GUMS.

        There is a direct link between your dental health and the risk of premature deliveries and small babies.

      Clean it up! What you eat is what you make. Corny yes but you get it.

        Your diet is important and the food pyramid is still correct (there is no need to re-invent it).   Increase your fiber and protein, reduce sugars and caffeine (yes Latte and frapes are coffee, sorry). Remember folate and DHA. At least 0.4 mg of folate per day.

      Lose it!

        There is no doubt that there are problems associated with being overweight or obese. There is a direct association between overweight/obesity and diabetes, hypertension, pre-eclampsia, large babies, small babies, and surgery complications.

      Know your ABCs.

        When it comes to medications during pregnancy it’s best to know your ABCs.
        Category A;  no risk shown during the first trimester.
        Category B;  animal studies have shown no adverse risk and there are no good human studies.
        Category C;  can take if medically needed ( the potential benefits outweigh the risk).
        Category D;  FORGET IT!
        Category X;  Heck No!
        Be Patient.  Sometimes it takes a while.

      During Your Pregnancy.

        If the following apply, call the office and Schedule an Appointment to see your doctor:
        ~ Symptoms last more than 3 days
        ~ Coughing up yellow-green or bloody mucus
        ~ Difficulty keeping down fluids for 48hrs or more
        ~ Have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher
        ~ Chest pain
        ~ Spotting or bleeding
    • Who We Are

      We believe in a family type approach and we will always know your name.
    • Our Services

      Women's Center for Total Health offers a range of services that start from newborn to aging adult.
    • Hours of Operation

      • Tuesday
        8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      • Wednesday
        8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      • Friday
        8:30 am - 4:30 pm
      • Closed for Lunch
        12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      • Friday
      • Saturday
      • Sunday

    Women’s Center for Total Health

    Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.

    — Lord Byron

    What are safe medications to take during pregnancy?

      Aches, Fever, Sleep
      Congestion and Sinus Pain
      Dry Scratchy Sore Throat
      Fever, Aches, Headaches, and Pain

      Nasal Congestion
      Stool Softener
      Yeast Infection

      Tylenol PM
      Tylenol Sinus
      Robitussin (pain)
      Kaopectate, Pepto Bismol
      Throat Lozenges
      Tylenol & Extra Strength Tylenol
      Mylanta, Maalox, Tums, Rolaids
      Preparation H
      Auuso, HC or Plain
      RID Shampoo
      Actifed, Sudafed, Coracedin-D
      Metamucil, Milk of Magnesia, Dialose Plus, Colace
      Monistat 7-Day

      What are sources of Calcium and Vitamin D?

        You need 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium each day
        If you’re unable to get enough in your diet, ask your doctor to recommend a supplement

        American cheese (1 oz =175 mg)
        Bok Choy (1 cup = 160 mg)
        Broccoli ( 1 cup = 136mg)
        Collards (1 cup = 375mg)
        Ice Cream (1/2 cup =90 mg)
        Sardines (3 oz =370 mg)
        Skim milk (1 cup =302 mg)
        Tofu with calcium sulfate
        Turnip greens (1 cup=200 mg)
        Yogurt (1 cup=415mg)
        Vitamin D: Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium
        Most multivitamins provide about 400 IU (International Units) of Vitamin D.

        Here are other ways you can get 400 to 800 IU each day.
        Cod Liver fish oil (1 Tablespoon =1,360 IU)
        Egg Yolk (1 yolk =25IU)
        Fortified cereal (1 cup =40 to 50 IU)
        Fortified milk (1 cup = 100IU)
        Herring (3 oz =765 IU)
        Salmon (3 oz =  425IU)
        Sardines (3 oz = 255IU)
        Shrimp (3 oz =90 IU)
        Sunlight: 10 – 15 minutes of sun exposure to bare skin 2-3 times a week