Answers to our top 10 most frequently asked questions:
- I am bleeding after IUD insertion, is this normal?
Light-to-moderate bleeding is normal after IUD insertion and can last for up to three months. For more information on what to expect with your IUD, please visit the following website:
Please contact the pharmacy where your current prescriptions are filled and ask them to transfer to a different pharmacy. You will need the name, address, and phone number of the pharmacy where you would like your prescriptions transferred.
You can start by trying over-the-counter MONISTAT®. This medication can be very effective in treating uncomplicated yeast infections. If you have tried something over the counter already and are still experiencing symptoms, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
There are several things you can try at home for pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting.
- Eat small, frequent meals.
- Eat protein/carbohydrates before you get out of bed in the morning. (For instance, keep peanut butter/crackers on the bedside table). Getting food in your stomach before you start moving around can help get the day off to a good start.
- Try hard peppermint candy. Put peppermint oil on your wrist pulse point and sniff when nauseated.
- A combination of vitamin B6 and over-the-counter Unisom® can be very effective. Unisom is a sleeping preparation that is OKAY in pregnancy and can help with nausea. (Make sure the active ingredient is doxylamine succinate.) Start with 1/2 of a Unisom in the morning and 1 tab at night. Combine this with 40 MG of vitamin B6 in the morning and 40 MG in the evening.
- Two Flintstones™ Vitamins equal one prenatal vitamin. If you cannot tolerate your prenatal vitamin, take one in the morning and one at night.
- Try ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger snaps, or ginger capsules.
If you have a history of high-risk pregnancy, miscarriage, or other complications, please contact our office for recommendations. For most pregnancies, the first appointment should be an ultrasound to confirm a heartbeat. This should be scheduled when you are between 8 – 10 weeks pregnant. We calculate how far along you are in your pregnancy based on the first day of your last period. You can schedule an ultrasound appointment at Women’s Health or any provider of your choice. Pregnancy Resource Center is a low-cost option for women looking to confirm pregnancy. Please visit: https://pregnancycolorado.org
Once you have confirmed the pregnancy with an ultrasound, plan to schedule your intake visit with a nurse around 10 weeks. Following the intake appointment, we will schedule you a visit to meet with a provider when you are around 12 weeks pregnant. Calling our office as soon as possible will make it more likely that we can accommodate your individual timeline, as we have a high volume of patients.
Please visit the following link for information on counting your baby’s movements https://americanpregnancy.org/healthy-pregnancy/while-pregnant/counting-baby-kicks
Please visit the patient portal for all communication regarding lab work (https://www.vvh.org/patient-portals/). We do our best to address labs as soon as they come in. Results are published to the portal as soon as a provider has had a chance to review them. If you have already reviewed your labs and have additional questions, please feel free to send us a portal message and we will be happy to answer your specific questions.