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Salem Women's Clinic, Inc.

OB-GYNs located in Salem, OR

During Pregnancy, moms need the best care to achieve a healthy birth. Salem Women's Clinic in Salem, OR, provides care for patients through the 12th week of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Q & A

When Should Pregnant Women See Their OB/GYN?

Pregnant women should see the OB/GYN as soon as they know (or suspect) they are pregnant. Ideally, the first visit will occur about 6-8 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period. At Salem Women's Clinic, the team is dedicated to ensuring that expectant moms have all the care they need during the early part of their pregnancy. They care for patients up until the 12th week of pregnancy. 

What Should a Pregnant Woman Eat?

Women should make sure that they eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. While it might seem like a chance to indulge in otherwise forbidden food, it's important to remember that the baby is getting all the same nutrients as the mom. Empty calories from junk foods aren't good for either of them. Certain foods should be avoided, including any fish that contain mercury. This usually includes mackerel, swordfish, and shark. Other foods that should be avoided during pregnancy include processed meats, fake sweeteners, and unpasteurized milk or cheese. While eating most meats during pregnancy is usually okay, foods should always be well done rather than rare or medium. Veggies are fine during pregnancy, but they should always be washed thoroughly.

What Type of Exercise Can Pregnant Women Do?

Pregnant women can engage in most types of exercise, especially during their first 2 trimesters. As long as the exercise is done in reasonable amounts, it's usually okay. It's always best to discuss exercise and eating plans with the doctor to ensure these things are approached as safely as possible.

What Kind of Medication is Safe During Pregnancy?

All medications should be discussed with the doctor. This even includes herbal supplements and all-natural remedies. The doctor can recommend safe solutions for pain, indigestion, nausea, and other common pregnancy issues.