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.
Tylenol plain or extra strength
Do NOT take aspirin or
ibuprofen products such as
Advil or nuprin
Benadryl Dimetapp syrup or tablets
Maalox Tabs or liquid
Mylanta tabs or liquid
*DO NOT take Pepto-Bismol
Herpecin L cold sore lip balm
Saline nasal spray
Yeast infection-OTC Monistat
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