Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time. However, it can also be one of great worry or anxiety. With everything your body goes through and considering the health and wellness of your child, you may find your mind racing about certain symptoms or pressing questions. 

 

So how can you know when you should call your OB/GYN in Logan, Utah and when it’s best to wait? 

 

Cache Valley Women’s Center is here to help ease your concerns, provide for your health, and ensure a safe, healthy pregnancy. We’re here when you need us. 

 

If you find yourself experiencing any of the following symptoms, give our office a call. Our OB/GYN can help talk you through what you’re experiencing and provide advice or recommend treatment. 

 

Call Your OB/GYN If You’re Experiencing These Pregnancy Symptoms 

 

Persistent labor symptoms. So how can you tell the difference between Braxton Hicks and actual labor? If you’re less than 36 weeks along and experiencing five contractions within an hour, or if you’re experiencing contractions every five minutes or less for at least one hour, call your OB/GYN. Also, call our office if you believe your water has broken. 

 

Pain during or frequent urination. If you have the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, call your OB/GYN to receive an antibiotic. If left untreated, UTIs can lead to serious complications—including kidney infection, preeclampsia, and preterm birth. 

 

A high fever. If you have a fever over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, call your OB/GYN.

 

A spike in your blood pressure. Slight increases in blood pressure can be normal during pregnancy, but if yours spikes along with other symptoms like blurred vision or swelling, call your OB/GYN to be checked for preeclampsia or other complications. 

 

Severe dizziness or fatigue. While it’s completely normal to feel more winded during pregnancy, extreme fatigue or blurred vision can be a sign of anemia. Your OB/GYN can provide treatment to help ensure adequate oxygen is being transported throughout your body. 

 

Vaginal bleeding. Many women experience light spotting in early pregnancy and go on to have healthy deliveries. But if you’re bleeding consistently and heavily, call your OB/GYN right away. 

 

Extreme nausea. Nausea and vomiting are, of course, common pregnancy symptoms—especially during the first trimester. However, if your vomiting is constant and severe, it could be a sign of hyperemesis gravidarum. This condition can cause severe dehydration without treatment.

 

Severe cramps. Cramping can be common, especially later on in pregnancy when your baby is kicking and moving. But any severe cramping or stomach pain should be reported to your OB/GYN. 

 

You haven’t felt your baby move as often or at all. You should begin to feel fetal movement any time in your second trimester. If you’re beyond 20 weeks and haven’t felt any movement yet or if your baby suddenly moves less than 10 times in a one-hour period, contact your OB/GYN.

 

Abnormal vaginal discharge. Vaginal fluid is common during pregnancy as long as it’s clear or white and doesn’t have a noticeable odor. If you experience vaginal discharge that has a strong odor or strange color, consult with your OB/GYN.

 

OB/GYN In Logan, Utah

 

Every mother-to-be hopes for a healthy pregnancy free of complications. All of the what-ifs can feel scary, but many symptoms or complications can be treated when they’re caught early on. Our team of OB/GYN’s are here to help prevent harm to both mother and baby. 

 

Contact our office today with any questions or concerns throughout your pregnancy journey.

FOR OUR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIESInformation Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Cache Valley Women’s Center remains committed to providing high-quality and compassionate care while ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients and staff. As our knowledge of COVID-19 grows, we look at everything we can do to keep our communities healthy. This requires frequent updating and revising of our policies.

Patients are allowed to bring ONE person to ALL visits.

AS A REMINDER:

  • This person needs to be over the age of 18 or a newborn baby in a carrier.
  • Please make arrangements before your appointment (this includes walk in visits for any blood work being done) for your children who are under 18.

Although masks are no longer required, they are still encouraged during your visit—especially for those who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that anyone experiencing flu like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, loss of sense of taste or smell, or muscle aches and pains to please call and reschedule your appointment. For those who have tested positive for Covid-19, please reschedule your appointment 14 days out from your first day of symptoms. If you still have symptoms at that time, you will be asked to wear a mask to your appointment, regardless of vaccination status.

We are continuing to follow social distancing guidelines. If our waiting room exceeds the amount we feel comfortable with at any time, you may be asked to wait in your car and we will text or call you when we have a room ready for you. Thank you for being so patient and understanding with our many changes in policies. Our main concern is always the safety of our patients and staff and we will do our best to keep everyone healthy, happy, and comfortable while in our office.

We will continue to exercise caution and encourage best practices for the safety of our patients and staff. There will be hand sanitizer readily available in all areas and frequent and proper hand washing. We will also continue to clean and sanitize our waiting room, exam rooms, checkout area, and other patient care areas. Essential PPE and masks will still be available for our patients upon request.

Please do not hesitate to call our office at (435) 753-9999 with any additional questions or concerns. We truly appreciate you and your patience with us during this time.

Sincerely,

The providers and staff at Cache Valley Women’s Center at the Lodge

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