Category: Obstetrics

Early Pregnancy

Originally written and published in 2019 When should you schedule your first OB appointment? I have seen and heard numerous advertisements for other local groups promoting their “now, not 8 weeks from now” approach to early pregnancy.  We agree with being seen early, and have been doing it that way for several years already! Over […]

Written by on April 15, 2022

Postpartum Bleeding and Swelling: What’s Normal?

A couple of the more common calls we get after delivery have to do with the amount of bleeding you have or the amount of swelling you are noticing.  While we have information on the website about what to expect after vaginal birth or cesarean, I thought I would take a few minutes of your time to give you the low down on postpartum bleeding and swelling.

Written by on February 1, 2022

Does the Covid Vaccine Really Affect Menstrual Cycles?

When Covid vaccines first came out some hesitancy existed in women planning to get pregnant, despite all the major obstetrical, gynecology, and fertility organizations advocating for it. People would hear about their friend whose period was never the same after a Covid vaccine and freaked out. A recent study in Obstetrics and Gynecology looked into this so we could get a real answer.

Written by on January 27, 2022

Do’s And Don’ts of Winter Skincare In Pregnancy

Originally published in January 2019. Written by Dr. Alison Kalinowski. After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, January is a time many turn their focus to self-care. Exercise, mindfulness, and healthier diets are often part of the New Year’s intentions.  A skincare routine, while you’re pregnant, can, too, be an important part of your self-care ritual. […]

Written by on December 20, 2021

5 Helpful Tips for Recovering After C-Section Surgery

Originally published in December of 2018 Whenever possible, we support a vaginal birth as long as it is a viable, healthy option for both mother and baby. We work very closely with our patients and the labor and delivery care team at WakeMed, and we are pleased to say that most women who come to […]

Written by on November 29, 2021