Pregnancy & Delivery 2017-09-13T13:28:53+00:00

Pregnancy & Delivery

How we can help

North Florida OBGYN of Jacksonville Beach is committed to helping make your pregnancy the best experience possible. We’ll do everything we can to make it safe for you and your baby.

Pregnancy & Delivery

How we can help

North Florida OBGYN of Jacksonville Beach is committed to helping make your pregnancy the best experience possible. We’ll do everything we can to make it safe for you and your baby.

A Checklist For Your Pregnancy Care:

  Vitamins/calcium/omega 3 before and during your pregnancy
  Water/fluid intake-shoot for eight 8 ounce glasses per day
  First trimester testing; 12 to 14 weeks- genetic abnormality screening
  AFP at 16 to 20 weeks-Neural tube abnormality testing
  Schedule ultrasound
  Diabetes testing-24 to 28 weeks
  Rhogam if Rh negative
  Register at the hospital
  Sign up for classes
  Choose a pediatrician
  Consider options for pain relief in labor
  Review signs of labor
  Tour hospital

A Checklist For Your Pregnancy Care:

Vitamins/calcium/omega 3 before and during your pregnancy
Water/fluid intake-shoot for eight 8 ounce glasses per day
First trimester testing; 12 to 14 weeks- genetic abnormality screening
AFP at 16 to 20 weeks-Neural tube abnormality testing
Schedule ultrasound
Diabetes testing-24 to 28 weeks
Rhogam if Rh negative
Register at the hospital
Sign up for classes
Choose a pediatrician
Consider options for pain relief in labor
Review signs of labor
Tour hospital

Safe Medication to Use in Pregnancy

The following medications may be used during pregnancy. If breast feeding, consult with your healthcare provider.

Never take any medication unless you need it, and never exceed the recommended dosage on any medication, whether it’s over the counter or prescription, without a physician’s recommendation.

Please click any of the symptoms below to learn more about what medications are safe during pregnancy.

  • Claritin
  • Actifed
  • Tavist
  • Benadryl
  • Zyrtec
  • Allegra
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Tylenol Extra Strength
  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Gargling warm salt water can also help
  • Sudafed
  • Vicks rub
  • Claritin
  • Increasing fluids by mouth and using a humidifier may also help.
  • Do not drink any alcohol while taking any of these medications or if you are suffering from congestion.
  • Bulking Agents:
    • Metamucil
    • Benefiber
    • Fibercon
    • Citrucil
    • Fiberall
  • Laxative:
    • Senekot
    • Milk of Magnesia
    • Pericolace
    • Fleet Enemas*
      • *Only use an enema if you have not had a BM for 3 days
  • Stool Softener:
    • Colace
    • Dulcolax
    • Doxidan
  • Robitussin OM
  • Vicks Cough Syrup
  • Halls
  • Sucrets cough drops
  • Vicks Vapor Rub.
    • DO NOT TAKE “sustained action” forms of these drugs
  • A mixture of honey & lemon juice may be helpful in some cases.
  • lmmodium
    • Take for no more than 24 hours, and only after 12 weeks of pregnancy
    • **DO NOT TAKE if you have bloody diarrhea, and call your doctor immediately!
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Tylenol Extra Strength
    • **DO NOT TAKE Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Nuprin, or Aspirin-based Excedrin
  • Neosporin
  • Bacitracin
  • Gas X
  • Phazyme
  • Preparation H
  • Anusol HC
  • Witch Hazel
  • Tucks

*Avoid during 1st Trimester

  • Antacids:
    • Avoid taking antacids during your 1st Trimester.  After that, use Maalox, Mylanta, or Tums.
  • Acid Reducers:
    • Zantac – once or twice a day
    • Tagament – once or twice a day
    • Pepcid AC – As directed on package
  • Benadryl
  • Tylenol PM
  • Unisom (as directed)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Dramamine (25 mg tablets 3 times a day)
  • Emetrol (if not diabetic)
  • Sea Bands
    • If nausea persists, please call the office.
  • Hydrocortisone cream or ointment
  • Caladryl lotion or cream
  • An oatmeal bath
  • Gargle warm saltwater
  • Throat lozenges
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Chloraseptics
  • Monistat
  • Gynelotrimin
  • Mycelex – 7 day*
    • *DO NOT insert Mycelex-7 applicator too far.

Safe Medication to Use in Pregnancy

The following medications may be used during pregnancy. If breast feeding, consult with your healthcare provider.

Never take any medication unless you need it, and never exceed the recommended dosage on any medication, whether it’s over the counter or prescription, without a physician’s recommendation.

Please click any of the symptoms below to learn more about what medications are safe during pregnancy.

  • Claritin
  • Actifed
  • Tavist
  • Benadryl
  • Zyrtec
  • Allegra
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Tylenol Extra Strength
  • Tylenol
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Gargling warm salt water can also help
  • Sudafed
  • Vicks rub
  • Claritin
  • Increasing fluids by mouth and using a humidifier may also help.
  • Do not drink any alcohol while taking any of these medications or if you are suffering from congestion.
  • Bulking Agents:
    • Metamucil
    • Benefiber
    • Fibercon
    • Citrucil
    • Fiberall
  • Laxative:
    • Senekot
    • Milk of Magnesia
    • Pericolace
    • Fleet Enemas*
      • *Only use an enema if you have not had a BM for 3 days
  • Stool Softener:
    • Colace
    • Dulcolax
    • Doxidan
  • Robitussin OM
  • Vicks Cough Syrup
  • Halls
  • Sucrets cough drops
  • Vicks Vapor Rub.
    • DO NOT TAKE “sustained action” forms of these drugs
  • A mixture of honey & lemon juice may be helpful in some cases.
  • lmmodium
    • Take for no more than 24 hours, and only after 12 weeks of pregnancy
    • **DO NOT TAKE if you have bloody diarrhea, and call your doctor immediately!
  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Tylenol Extra Strength
    • **DO NOT TAKE Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Nuprin, or Aspirin-based Excedrin
  • Neosporin
  • Bacitracin
  • Gas X
  • Phazyme
  • Preparation H
  • Anusol HC
  • Witch Hazel
  • Tucks

*Avoid during 1st Trimester

  • Antacids:
    • Avoid taking antacids during your 1st Trimester.  After that, use Maalox, Mylanta, or Tums.
  • Acid Reducers:
    • Zantac – once or twice a day
    • Tagament – once or twice a day
    • Pepcid AC – As directed on package
  • Benadryl
  • Tylenol PM
  • Unisom (as directed)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Dramamine (25 mg tablets 3 times a day)
  • Emetrol (if not diabetic)
  • Sea Bands
    • If nausea persists, please call the office.
  • Hydrocortisone cream or ointment
  • Caladryl lotion or cream
  • An oatmeal bath
  • Gargle warm saltwater
  • Throat lozenges
  • Tylenol Cold
  • Chloraseptics
  • Monistat
  • Gynelotrimin
  • Mycelex – 7 day*
    • *DO NOT insert Mycelex-7 applicator too far.

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