Frequently Asked Questions
Remember to pre-register at North Florida Regional Medical Center when you are around 28 weeks.
How to do a Kick count
Drink some cold juice and lay or sit in a quiet place. The baby should give 10 kicks in a 2-hour period. Call our office or on-call physician if there are less than 10 kicks in 2 hours.
Pregnancy – When to Call Your Doctor
- Bleeding with or without cramping
- Excessive vomiting- 3-4 times a day
- Any fluid leaking from the vagina
- Prolonged headache, vision changes, puffiness of hands or face
- Not feeling baby kick at least 10 times in two hours
- If contractions are 10 minutes apart, come to the office during regular hours. If the office is not open, go to North Florida Regional Hospital Labor and Delivery unit.
The Following Medications are Safe to Take During Pregnancy
- For gastrointestinal symptoms: Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Rolaids, Zantac, Citricel, Fibercon, Metamucil, Ducolax, Doxidan, Colace, Surfak,
- For cold or allergy symptoms: any Robitussin formula, Chloraseptic spray/lozenges, Tylenol cold, Sudafed, Actifed, Tylenol sinus, Claritin, Zyrtec
- For Motion Sickness or nausea – Dramamine, Emetrol, Kaopectate, Unisom