Dr Andrews will be contacting Dr Marlin Christiansen from the Merrill Gappmayer Family Medicine at UVRMC to coordinate a date and time for your appointment where both will be available. Scheduling will call you when they have found a date and time that will work for both of the physicians. If the date that is… Continue reading>

Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)

The certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) at Valley Obstetrics and Gynecology provide lifelong care for women including pregnancy, birth and beyond. Many women choose midwives because they enjoy building a strong relationship with their caregiver. Other women appreciate midwives' natural approach to prenatal care, labor and birth. What is a certified nurse-midwife? CNMs are advance practice nurses… Continue reading>

Mastitis (Breast Infection)

Mastitis is fairly common while nursing, especially in the early days after delivery. The symptoms are a red, tender lump in the breast, a flu-like general achiness, and a fever. If you have any of these symptoms, please call our nurse right away. She will provide instructions for treatment, and an oral antibiotic can be… Continue reading>

Urinary Tract (Bladder) Infection

Women are at an increased risk of urinary tract infection during pregnancy. Because a UTI can cause preterm labor, we want to treat it as soon as possible. Please call and get further instructions from the nurse if you are having any of the following symptoms: Painful urination, particularly at the end of voiding Frequency—needing… Continue reading>


Pregnancy alone can slow digestion and cause constipation. Prenatal vitamins also contain iron which may be constipating. To help, you should drink plenty of water, and eat high fiber foods such as whole grains, fruits, and fresh vegetables. Adding a fiber supplement to your diet may help as well. Regular exercise also aids your digestion.… Continue reading>