What to do if you have a positive pregnancy test?

Dr. Chris Ricketts

What to do if you have a positive pregnancy test? First of all, congratulations! Whether this is your first pregnancy or your tenth, it’s an exciting time. Prenatal care is very important, even if you’ve done this a few times. You will need to contact your current obstetrical provider or family doctor to schedule an appointment and share your great news.

We want to be sure your pregnancy is progressing normally and will order necessary labs and other tests, including an ultrasound. If you don’t have an established provider for obstetrical needs, we have several physicians at Woodlawn who will be happy to take care of you during your pregnancy.

Stopping tobacco use, staying away from drugs and alcohol, avoiding over the counter medications such as Sudafed and ibuprofen, and keeping those doctor’s appointments are a few important things you can do to help promote a healthy pregnancy.

If you would like help during this exciting time, I, or one of my partners would be happy to assist you. You can schedule an appointment with me in Argos at (574) 892-5131 or with my colleagues in Rochester at (574) 223-2020.

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