Capital Region OBGYN


When should I call the office?

If You Are Pregnant

If you are near your due date please call when your contractions are regular and getting progressively more painful, if you’re leaking fluid or bleeding, If you have a fever or severe nausea or vomiting and/or headache that didn’t respond to Tylenol. Please call if you’re experiencing significant decrease in fetal movements.

If You Are Not Pregnant

If you’re not pregnant and experiencing heavy vaginal bleeding.

What Medications are Safe in Pregnancy?

  • Headache - Tylenol, Excedrin ( before 36 weeks)
  • Heartburn- Tums, Maalox, Mylenta, Pepcid
  • Constipation- dietary fiber, Colace, Dulcolax
  • Suppositories
  • Nausea - ginger, Unisom 1/2 tab with Vitamin B6 every 6-8 hrs as needed
  • Insomnia- Unisom, Benadryl
  • Allergies- Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, Benadryl
  • Fever - Tylenol, Tylenol cold
  • Congestion- decongestants, saline nasal spray
  • Sore throat- gargle with warm salt water or Cepacol lozenges
  • Cough- Robitussin
  • Diarrhea- Immodium, Keopectate
  • Hemorrhoids - Preparation-H, Tucks

Please DO NOT call the office off hours for non- urgent matters or standing prescriptions for birth control pills or HRT.