Cytotec We know during this time you may have many questions and concerns and we are here to help you in any way we can. We have given you the following prescription: Cytotec 200mcg: Insert 4 tablets (800mcg) vaginally, repeat in 8 hours, not to exceed 3 doses Cytotec is a synthetic prostaglandin that in… Continue reading>


What to expect when taking Methotrexate • Your bleeding after Methotrexate will vary (you may have heavier bleeding at times or may only have spotting for several weeks). • You will have weekly Quantitative HCG blood work until your level = 0 • You may have slight increased pain for the first 3-4 days after… Continue reading>


Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age. Babies with microcephaly often have smaller brains that might not have developed properly. What is microcephaly? Microcephaly is a condition where a baby’s head is much smaller than expected. During pregnancy, a… Continue reading>

Zika and Pregnancy FAQs

What countries are currently affected by the Zika Virus? Here is a list of countries currently affected by the virus. Please let your provider know if you have traveled or plan to travel to any of these locations. Specific areas where Zika is spreading are often difficult to determine and will likely change over time.… Continue reading>

Zika and Travel During Pregnancy

What places have outbreaks of Zika? Local transmission of Zika has been reported in many countries and territories. Specific areas where Zika is spreading are often difficult to determine and will likely change over time. Check CDC’s Zika Travel Information webpage often for the most up-to-date travel recommendations. Should pregnant women travel to place with… Continue reading>

Zika Virus FAQs

What is Zika Virus Disease (Zika)? Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several… 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>

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>


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>