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Women who are pregnant need to have a great obstetrics provider on their side. The team of experienced OB/GYNs at Mid-Kansas Women's Center PA in Wichita, KS provides top quality care through the entire pregnancy.

Obstetrics Q & A

When Should an Expectant Mother Have Their First Prenatal Visit?

As soon as a woman has a positive home pregnancy test or as soon as a woman misses her period, she should contact her OB/GYN to arrange a prenatal visit. The first obstetrics visit is generally scheduled about eight weeks after the most recent period.

What Foods are Dangerous During Pregnancy?

All fish that contains mercury can be dangerous for pregnant women. This list typically includes shark, swordfish, tilefish, and mackerel. Pregnant women should also avoid artificial sweeteners like saccharine, processed deli meat, and unpasteurized cheese. Most meat, poultry, and fish are allowed during pregnancy, but expectant moms should make sure that they are well done.

What Exercises Are Safe While Pregnant?

Exercise of most types of safe during pregnancy as long as it's done in moderation. Patients can discuss specific exercise routines with their obstetrician to make sure that they are staying safe while they exercise.

Is Intercourse Safe When a Woman is Pregnant?

Yes, in most cases it is safe to have intercourse during pregnancy. Women who have high-risk pregnancies may need to abstain, but the doctor will inform patients who are in this risk category.

Can Pregnant Women Travel?

While high-risk cases are unique, in most cases of healthy pregnancy it is safe for pregnant women to travel as late as 35 weeks pregnant. If travel is necessary after that time, women should discuss it with their obstetrician to assess risk level.

What Types of Medications Are Safe For Pregnant Women?

While pregnant women can take many different medications without causing harm to themselves or their growing baby, it is always best to discuss any medications with the obstetrician first. This includes all over the counter medications and even herbal supplements. Pregnant women should make a complete list of all recently taken medications to have on hand at their first visit with the OB/GYN so they can get guidance and advice.