Information

Important Numbers:

Office Main Line: 253-572-4664 Answering Service: (After Hours) 253-620-4297 press 0 for Operator Tacoma General
Labor and Delivery: (L&D) 253-403-1032
St. Josephs Hospital (L&D): 253-426-6855
Laboratories North West: 253-403-1041
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-noon, and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Home Fetal Movement Monitoring (KICK COUNT)

Increased fetal activity is often associated with your intake of food. Eating stimulates your baby to move more. If you are ever concerned about CHANGE in the activity level of your baby, you can easily perform a test at home to reassure yourself, based on this fact.

DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. One-half hour after eating a regular meal, lie down on your LEFT side.

2. Count fetal movements. You should feel ten (10) fetal movements within two (2) hours.

3. As soon as you have felt ten (10) fetal movements, you can resume normal activity.

4. GO TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATLEY if two (2) hours have passed and you have not felt ten (10) fetal movements. The Hospital will notify Dr. Nickel when you have arrived.

Medications During Pregnancy

The following information is a list of medications that may be taken during pregnancy for common discomforts and colds. If any problem continues beyond a reasonable amount of time or gets progressively worse, please call the office and notify us of that particular problem.

Pain Reliever
Tylenol plain or extra strength
 Do NOT take aspirin or
ibuprofen products such as
Advil or nuprin

Decongestants/Antihistamines
Sudafed
Actifed
Benadryl Dimetapp syrup or tablets
Claritin
Zyrtec

Throat Lozenges
Sucrets
Vicks
Halls

Antacids
Maalox Tabs or liquid
Mylanta tabs or liquid
Riopan liquid
Pepcid AC
Tums
*DO NOT take Pepto-Bismol

Cold Sores
Herpecin L cold sore lip balm

Laxatives/Stool Softener
Fibercon
Metamucil
Colace
Surfak

Insomnia
Tylenol PM
Benadryl
Unisom

Diarrhea
Imodium AD
Kaopectate

Cough Syrup
Benylin
Robitussin DM

Rash/Itching
Hydrocortisone cream
Sama Lotion
Caladryl-non benadryl
Calamine Lotion

Others
Saline nasal spray
Yeast infection-OTC Monistat
Preparation H

Here you will find links to numerous topics all related to Women’s Health including screenings, menopause treatment, birth control, ultrasound, endometriosis, infertility, breast cancer, myomectomy, IUD, immunizations, cervical prenatal planning, ovarian cysts, pap smear, incontinence, sterilization and more.

Obstetrics Links:

Nausea and Vomiting (Hyperemesis)

Preeclampsia

Preterm Labor

Pregnancy Induced Diabetes

Cesarean Section

Gynecology Links:

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding (Menorrhagia)

Painful Menstrual Periods (Dysmenorrhea)

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Ovarian Cysts

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Endometriosis

Uterine Fibroids

Absent or Irregular Periods

Smoking Cessation

Urinary Incontinence

Sexual Problems

HPV Vaccination

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Vaginal Discharge

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

 Birth Control Options

Gynecological Surgeries/Procedures

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Dilation and Curettage

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Colposcopy

Robotic Surgery

 

Screening

Breast Cancer Screening

Ovarian Cancer Screening

Cervical Cancer Screening

Menopause

Menopause

Osteoporosis

Hormone Replacement

Non Hormonal Replacement

Calcium and Vitamin D Treatment

Infertility

Ovulation Induction (Clomid)

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