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PO Box 1611
Tupelo, MS 38802
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Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 3:45PM

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Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 5:00PM

(662) 260-4543

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Wellness Info

Information on your OB Visits

Congratulations! We are here to assist you in the healthful beginnings of this new adventure!

Throughout your pregnancy, you will be making routine OB visits to our office. Your OB visits will generally be every 4 weeks until your 27-28 week. Then you will come every 2 weeks until your 36th week. We will see you weekly after that until you deliver! There may be exceptions when visits are more or less frequent.

We have listed for you the most common tests performed during your pregnancy and the stage in which they are done. Also listed are tests that are offered during the 1st trimester of your pregnancy. Contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Testing – Offered with Prenatal Blood Work at 1st visit
  • AFP Quad - offered at 15 - 18 weeks
  • Sonogram - 18 - 20 weeks ( may be more often)
  • 2 hour Glucose screening - 28 weeks (glucose or blood sugar test)
  • Beta Strep Culture - 36 (internal exam)
  • Internal Exam - 36 weeks

Decide and be registered if decided on Prenatal Classes by your 20th week. Send the pre-admission form to North Mississippi Medical Center Woman’s Hospital by your 28th week. Any changes in your insurance coverage during your pregnancy should be brought to our attention immediately so we may assure your delivery is authorized with the correct coverage.

We hope these facts will help you to feel more comfortable with all the pregnancy information you will be receiving and hearing during the next few months. They above listed test are not exclusive to the testing which may be offered to or required of you during your pregnancy. As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have!

Labor Instructions

This is an outline that may help you during the last month of your pregnancy. Occasionally, some women will have irregular uterine contractions during the last month before labor begins. These pains are mild, last only 10 - 15 seconds, and usually go away in an hour or so. They will respond to a change in your activity, sitting or walking. These are called Braxton-Hicks contractions or false labor. True labor may begin with any of the following:

Ruptured Membranes or the bag of water surrounding the baby breaks, may be a sudden gush or a slow drip of water. This is usually followed in a short time by labor contractions. When your membranes rupture, you should notice a few things such as : the time it occurred; the amount of fluid that you passed, gush or “leak”; the color of the fluid is important to notice (clear, yellowish or greenish); the odor of the fluid (should not be any odor). When this event occurs, please call us, even if it is in the middle of the night! You may page your doctor by calling (662)-377-3000.

Labor pains or uterine contractions start like menstrual cramps but are harder and last 30 - 60 seconds. They are 10 - 20 minutes apart in the beginning, usually in the abdomen, but may begin in your back. Time your contractions, noting how long they last and how far apart they are. Call us when your contractions are every 5-7 minutes, lasting 30-50 seconds, for at least an hour.

You may pass your mucous plug when labor begins or days before you actually begin labor. This may cause some spotting or mucousy discharge. If you notice active bleeding please call us right away. Otherwise, this is not an event that necessitates a call to the doctor.

When labor begins, you should have clear liquids only from that point in time. No solids, no milk products, and no orange juice. Clear liquids consist of water, tea or coffee without milk or cream, sodas, ginger ale, jello, or clear broth.

Please leave your jewelry at home since the hospital cannot assume responsibility for personal effects. Maternity bras should be packed if breast feeding is desired. If you have any questions or problems, call us at 662-840-4010. The doctors may be reached day or night through this number. In case of extreme emergency, call “911” or have your doctor paged by calling 662-377-3000.