pregnancy

Pregnant? Can’t Sleep?

If you’re pregnant, there’s a better than average chance you’ll have trouble sleeping at some point. The National Sleep Foundation’s 1998 research project found that 78% of pregnant women experience some sort of sleep issue. And if you’re reading this blog entry in the middle of the night, that sleeplessness might be happening right now.

It’s normal. Your body is going through incredible hormonal changes, and you might be battling heart burn, nausea, and a constant need to pee.

You’re not alone. Plus, each trimester of your pregnancy brings with it different and unique problems. Luckily, by adjusting your sleep positions slightly, managing when and how much water you drink, or adding a nap to your day, you might be able to get more sleep.

Of course, if you have more severe sleep issues, please schedule and appointment with us. Something like Sleep Apnea can happen during pregnancy and we’ll help you determine if treatment will help.

If counting sheep isn’t working, here are some great tips on getting better sleep.

First Trimester Pregnancy Sleep; Disturbances You Can Count On (BabyCenter.com)

Sleep Problems in Pregnancy (WebMD)

Pregnancy and Sleep (SleepFoundation.org)

Oakland Macomb OBGYN has three convenient locations for your convenience. Our Mission is to Provide Excellent, Comprehensive, Individualized Healthcare For Women Within a Framework of Compassion, Dignity and Service.

We are pleased to offer a complete range of obstetrical and gynecological services to women of all ages in Southeastern Michigan. Our practice includes seven physicians, three nurse midwives, one women’s health nurse practitioner and two physician assistants. Call today for an appointment or a phone consultation – 248.997.5805

Prenatal Portraits – 3D/4D Ultrasound

It’s been said that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. But we at Oakland-Macomb OB-GYN think a 3D/4D prenatal ultrasound photo is one type of picture that leaves people speechless.

There are no words.

We are happy to be able to offer live pictures of your baby while still in the womb. The images are beautiful, ena- bling you to see your unborn baby stretch, yawn, move and swallow with a clarity much greater than a traditional 2D ultrasound.

Bonding with your baby

We can help to create a keepsake that you and your family will never forget. Our unique packages have different offerings including color photographs and DVD of the entire ultrasound session.

Timing

We recommend scheduling an appointment between 26 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. This time period offers optimal visualization of your baby. (more…)