Premarital Exam FAQ

Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding premarital exams: What Does a Premarital Exam Include? A typical premarital exam includes a brief health history, a complete physical exam, discussion of birth control options, and a brief overview of intercourse and foreplay. A pelvic exam is done to determine if there is a need for… Continue reading>

Premarital Information – Dilators

At your premarital exam, a pelvic exam will be conducted. If needed, you will be given some vaginal dilators. Dilators are tapered devices used to slowly stretch the vaginal walls of the vagina so penetration is more comfortable. It is important to use them as directed if you want intercourse to be comfortable or even possible in… Continue reading>

Premarital Information – Birth Control Methods

If you are planning on preventing pregnancy, you should choose a birth control method at your premarital exam. Here is an overview of many of the birth control methods available. CONDOMS: If you choose to use condoms you need to use them from start to finish or there is an increased risk of pregnancy. The pre-ejaculate… Continue reading>

Mammograms

Valley OB/GYN follows the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommendations which suggest women should consider getting a mammogram every year beginning at age 40. Valley's providers can help you determine the best screening strategy based on your individual risks and values. How do I schedule a mammogram? Mammograms can be scheduled at Utah Valley Regional Medical… Continue reading>

Clinical and Self Breast Exams

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. (American Cancer Society) Self breast exams and clinical breast exams are two ways to help detect… Continue reading>

Morning Sickness

Medications Diclegis (doxylamine and pyridoxine) FDA approved for treating nausea in pregnancy Drowsiness can occur with this medicine, so it's important to avoid activities that require mental alertness, such as driving, when taking it Doxylamine It’s an antihistamine that's available as a sleeping pill under the brand name Unisom Nighttime Sleep-Aid. (Don't confuse Unisom Nighttime… Continue reading>

How do I pay my bill online?

Valley uses Patient Pay to make it fast and easy for patients to view and pay bills online.  Here’s how it works...  When you have an outstanding balance, you will receive an email from Valley OBGYN. 1. Open the email. The subject line will say “You have a New Bill from Valley OBGYN". 2. Click… Continue reading>

Fetal Movement Counting

Fetal Movement Counting, sometimes called “kick counts”, is a way to assess your baby in the uterus. It requires you to count the number of times you feel your baby move within a certain time period. You can count at home, without any special equipment. Why do I need to count? Counting your baby’s movements… Continue reading>

Pregnancy

Congratulations! This can be such a wonderful time in your life, but it can also be a time full of questions. Valley Obstetrics and Gynecology is here to help. We want to give you as much or as little information as you want/need. Take advantage of our "Learn" page to find the answers that fit… Continue reading>

Preparing for a Health Pregnancy

The physicians and staff at Valley Obstetrics and Gynecology want to ensure that you have as healthy a pregnancy as possible. We have compiled a list of things to help you as you begin your journey. Vitamins Medications Lifestyle Changes Later Childbearing Pregnancy and Diabetes Seizure Disorders and Pregnancy Continue reading>