Having a baby
Congratulations on your pregnancy! We are so excited to have the opportunity to take care of you during this special time in your life.
Whether you are a first time mother-to-be or an experienced parent, education is an important part of a healthy pregnancy. Novant Health Providence Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN) offers a variety of resources and services to help you and your family prepare for your new bundle of joy. All of our deliveries are carried out at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.
Below you will find helpful information about what to expect during your pregnancy. We realize that you will have many questions as the months progress, so please feel free to ask your physician specific information about your pregnancy.
This website provides an extensive list of fact sheets describing the risk of prenatal exposure to medications, infection and behaviors
March of Dimes
This is a great resource for learning about a healthy pregnancy. Information on diet, healthy behaviors, lab tests during pregnancy and many healthy resources.
The pregnancy section includes patient information discussing chronic diseases in pregnancy and procedures/testing in pregnancy.
A Canadian site devoted to illness and medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Has a very helpful section on nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Vaccinate Your Baby
This website provides information about vaccination during pregnancy and childhood.
Immunization For Women
This site provides up-to-date information regarding immunizations for women.
Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging.
EPA Fish Consumption Advisories
This website provides Information regarding safely eating fish during pregnancy including information on local NC fish.
National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club
The official website for the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Club.
This is a great breastfeeding resource.
Recommended books about pregnancy
- “ Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy: From Doctors Who Are Parents, Too!” by Roger W. Harms, M.D.
- “Your Pregnancy and Birth” by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists
- “The Nursing Mother’s Companion: Revised Edition” by Kathleen Huggins
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your pregnancy, please call our Providence office at 704-372-4000 or our Steelecroft office at 704-384-7900. If you are calling after-hours, please contact our answering service at 704-944-1200.