Morning sickness, back aches, and fatigue should be enough to deal with during pregnancy, but if you add in allergy symptoms, oh please! If you’re not sure what medications are safe for you and your growing baby, here’s what you need to know.
The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, physicians, and communities remain a top priority at Birmingham OB/GYN. Therefore, in line with the latest guidelines issued by the State of Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Jefferson County Department of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), St. Vincent’s Hospital, and the City of Birmingham related to COVID-19, we have revised and continue to update our policies to make sure we are in taking steps to reduce exposure and transmission of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
For Patients and Visitors
- For our obstetrical patients, we will allow the father or support person to attend the
confirmation and anatomy ultrasounds and be allowed in the exam room after the ultrasound.
- Children under 16 are not allowed in the office, except in special circumstances pre-approved
by a physician or administrator.
- Patients are sent pre-visit paperwork via email or text that also includes COVID-19 screening
questions. Any patient who is designated as a “high-risk” for transmitting COVID-19 will be
contacted and evaluated prior to their visit.
- Patients who are sick with respiratory symptoms will not be permitted to enter the office; this is
- For non-obstetrical patients, guests will be allowed in extenuating circumstances, such as a
patient under 16 or a specific patient needing extra support. For example, specific patients
needing extra support include those with language barriers, intellectual and/or developmental
disabilities, or other cognitive or physical impairments.
- Masks are RECOMMENDED for patients and guests while in the office setting. Our providers
recommend that you wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your
personal level of risk.
- Providers and employees of Birmingham OB/Gyn are required to wear masks when in direct
contact with patients.
- Birmingham OB/Gyn will continue to evaluate the community transmission levels in the counties
we serve and institute mandatory mask requirements if the transmission level reaches HIGH in
The first thing you should know is that you can have fibroids and still successfully become pregnant and carry a child. There can be some issues though, so keep reading to find out what they are. Fibroids and pregnancy: What you should know.
If you have ever had to undergo a gynecologic procedure, you most likely had to go to a separate facility. You were already anxious, and then a strange place made it even more worrisome. Now there are in-office gynecologic procedures. Here’s what to expect.
New Satellite Office Coming This Summer!
Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology is excited to announce that this summer we will be opening a new satellite office in Hoover, AL! Our Hoover satellite office will be open 5 days a week. Stay tuned for more information or give us a call at (205) 933-8334 with any questions!
Birmingham Obstetrics & Gynecology is proud to offer professional and courteous health care with a touch of personal and caring attention. Each of our gynecologists is highly trained, and board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. We offer a full range of gynecologic and obstetrical care and procedures including gynecology services, obstetric services, da Vinci Robotic-Assisted Surgery and cosmetic services.
When you are pregnant, whatever you put into your body can affect your growing child. So when you have a headache, an allergy, or any other common ailment, what medications are safe during pregnancy?
No two women are exactly alike, and in many cases, the same goes for menstrual cycles. There are some parameters within “normal” among women concerning our period, but sometimes there are specific anomalies. If you’re wondering why your menstrual cycle is irregular, let’s find answers.
“Am I ready?” “What will it be like?” These are all questions that swirl around in a woman’s mind and gut as the time gets near. There are ways to calm your spirit and be prepared at the same time. We have gathered together 6 ways to prepare for childbirth & labor.
There is good news and bad news concerning morning sickness. If you are suffering with it right now, the good news is doctors believe it’s a sign that the placenta is growing normally. The bad news, according to the Cleveland Clinic, is that although 70% of pregnant women get it early in the first trimester, the cause is not totally known. Whatever is causing it, here are some tips for how to alleviate first trimester nausea symptoms.
The flu is more likely to cause a serious illness in a pregnant woman than someone the same age who is not pregnant. That is but one reason to get the vaccine. Should you get the flu shot during pregnancy? Absolutely!