Whether this is your first pregnancy or if you are an "experienced" mother-to-be, the prenatal specialists at Obstetrics & Gynecology South are here to help. We will meet with you regularly throughout all stages of pregnancy and birth, from pre-pregnancy counseling to postpartum care. Our physicians will counsel you on important issues such as nutrition, exercise, your baby's development, preparation for your new arrival, and more. After your baby is born, we can help you with such issues as breast-feeding and contraception.
Because our doctors rotate the call schedule for deliveries and emergencies, we encourage you to meet each of the doctors during your prenatal care.
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The delivery of your baby can be both exciting and daunting, and that's why our experienced staff is committed to providing you with the very best care during the birthing process. All of our deliveries are done at Kettering Medical Center.
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CONGRATULATIONS on the delivery of your child! Here are some simple instructions to aid you in your recovery now that you have given birth. In general, there are very few restrictions, and you will have warning signs if you overdo it. The most important of these are an increase in pain or heavier vaginal bleeding. If either of these signs occur, you should lie down and rest until your pain or bleeding lessens. Ignoring these warning signs may set back your recovery. Call the office if you have a fever greater than 100.4 degrees, difficulty with urination - increased frequency, burning, or if pain and heavier bleeding persist despite rest.
Please call soon to schedule a six week checkup after a vaginal delivery or four weeks after a cesarean section. At that time we will make sure that your healing is complete and we will discuss birth control options. For specific problems concerning your child, please consult his/her doctor.
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS! We hope that your childbirth experience has been and will continue to be a good one.