Frequently Asked Questions
How should I go about pre-registering?
Great question! Pre-register at North Florida Regional Medical Center around 28 weeks of pregnancy.
How do I do a kick count?
To perform a kick count, drink cold juice, lie in a quiet place and get to counting! Your baby should kick 10 times in two hours. Call our office or an on-call physician if there are fewer than 10 kicks in this period.
When should I call my doctor during pregnancy?
Call your doctor if you experience bleeding, excessive vomiting, fluid leaking from the vagina, prolonged headache, vision changes or puffiness of hands or face or a low kick count.
Come to the office in regular hours if your contractions are 10 minutes apart. Head straight to the North Florida Regional Hospital and Delivery unit if the office is closed.
What medications are safe to take during pregnancy?
The following medications can be taken as directed during pregnancy.
- Gastrointestinal: Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Rolaids, Zantac, Citrucel, Fibercon, Metamucil, Dulcolax, Doxidad, Colace, Surfak
- Cold or allergy: Robitussin formula, Chloraseptic spray/lozenges, Tylenol cold, Sudafed, Actifed, Tylenol sinus, Claritin, Zyrtec
- Motion Sickness or nausea: Dramamine, Emetrol, Kaopectate, Unisom