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COVID-19 Office Statement

At All About Women Ob/Gyn we remain focused on caring for our patients by providing high-quality healthcare services when you need them. Our practice is open, and continues to see patients for health care needs.

The safety of our patients and visitors remains our top priority, so we are:

  • Putting CDC recommended protocols in place to ensure the highest level of prepared coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention.
  • Ensuring we have necessary supplies and equipment, and appropriate staffing
  • Conducting screening questions, so that any symptomatic patient who arrives can be properly masked and immediately isolated to protect our staff and patients

Should I still come to my appointment?

Yes, we are open and seeing all previously scheduled patients. Your on-going healthcare needs remain our top priority. If changes in your appointment need to occur, we will contact you. We will also be seeing patients using telemedicine during this time.

Information regarding TeleMedicine

Our office is using a program called doxyme.com, which is HIPPA compliant.  The address to connect to doxy me is https://doxy.me/allaboutwomen. Your privacy is important to us. You will be asked by the receptionist to give an email address or cell phone number, and you will receive an appointment time.  At that time, the doctor will send you an invitation to the appointment.  Once you are in the virtual waiting room the doctor will connect with you.  We will bill your insurance for the appointment, and collect a co-pay via credit card if one is due at the time of the appointment.

What about visitors at my appointments?

During this time, we ask that you limit accompanying visitors and attend your appointment alone. The only permitted exceptions will be a single caregiver for a minor patient, or for a patient with a disability or impairment warranting assistance.

What are the symptoms?

If you have a fever, new cough (within the last two weeks), shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms, please call our office for guidance on your upcoming appointment.

What can I do to protect myself and others?

Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, your upcoming appointment or our office policies, please us at (703) 437-0001.

What Can An Ultrasound Tell You?

Friends and relatives of a pregnant mom are treated to pictures and videos of the growing fetus these days through social media platforms like Facebook, so it’s no surprise that ultrasounds are done earlier and earlier. An ultrasound can tell you many secrets like the gender of the baby unlike decades ago when it would be a surprise.

In addition to the baby’s gender, an ultrasound can inform both the parents-to-be and the physician about the health of the fetus.

Continue reading “What Can An Ultrasound Tell You?”

The Best Exercises That Are Still Safe To Do While Pregnant

Moms to-be have a lot in common. Besides that so-called “glow” everyone says you have, there are swollen ankles, constipation, aches and pains, bloating, and fatigue. Let’s not forget about the fact that you can’t get a good night’s sleep. Yeah, that too.

The good news is you can alleviate many of these typical complaints by partaking in the a few exercises that are still 100% safe to do while pregnant.

Before You Begin An Exercise Regimen

Before embarking on a prenatal exercise regimen, consult with DOCTOR. This will ensure you get the most out of any type of exercise you choose. You may have included exercise in your life prior to pregnancy just to maintain or lose weight. Now you have to consider both you and your baby.

The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends 20 – 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day.

Benefits Of PreNatal Exercise

In general, most exercise is safe and has many benefits for you and your baby. Some of the biggest pros include the following:

  • It will keep your baby weight under control
  • Exercise reduces the risk of issues with gestational diabetes
  • Helps to soothe aches and pains
  • Improves mood and energy
  • Reduces the risk of preeclampsia (high blood pressure and water retention)
  • Aids with sleep and swollen ankles

Safe Prenatal Exercises

Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga will help pregnant ladies to relax, stay flexible, and practice stretching. Yoga also encourages concentration on breathing and helps reduce or manage shortness of breath. 

Your yoga routine can also come in handy when working through those contractions once it’s time.

Walking

Walking is a tried and true method to keep your body in shape. Expense is not much of an issue since walking costs nothing other than a good pair of walking shoes. 

It is ideal to walk whenever you have the time, and nothing could be safer for you and baby than a regular walking routine. Choose smooth surfaces to walk on in order to avoid impediments that could cause you to stumble or fall.

Water Aerobics and Swimming

Imagine for a minute that you are weightless! That’s the feeling you get while in water, so get into the pool to swim a couple laps or participate in water aerobics.

Aquatic exercises work multiple muscles and will improve your body’s mobility. Find a prenatal water aerobic class for the best workout. You can also just take a few minutes to float around and relieve sore joints if you don’t feel like doing a full workout.

Never dive or jump into the pool. You should also be mindful to choose cool rather than hot water or saunas.

Prenatal Specific Pilates

Here is one where it’s best to find a trained prenatal instructor. These exercises will fortify your core and are safe to do in all trimesters. They should increase stamina, and with pelvic floor exercises will reduce urinary incontinence postpartum.

Lifting Weights

Yes, this is safe to do within limits. If you already practice weight lifting, just reduce the level and increase the repetitions.

Whatever exercise you choose, be sure to consult with DOCTOR.

Sources:

https://www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/exercises-for-pregnant-women

https://www.thebump.com/a/pregnancy-workouts https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/290217.php

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