OB/GYN Patient Information

***Special Notices for Pregnant People Planning to Travel***

COVID-19

Please visit the CDC's current travel recommendations.

WI DHS: COVID-19 Vaccine during Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

Baby Center: COVID-19 Pregnancy FAQS

ACOG: COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

ACOG: COVID-19 Vaccine during Pregnancy/Breastfeeding

NPR: COVID-19 Vaccines and Infertility

John's Hopkins Medicine: COVID-19 Myths vs. Fact

Zika

The obstetricians at Associated Physicians are in agreement with the American Congress of Obstetricians (ACOG) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations that pregnant people should postpone their travel to Zika infected countries due to the risk posed to newborns of fetal microcephaly or intracranial calcification.

The CDC recommendations for testing for the Zika Virus and screening for Zika virus-related fetal conditions in pregnancy is constantly changing as more information is available about transmission and risks in pregnancy. Please call us if you have traveled to a Zika area WHILE PREGNANT to discuss the most recent recommendations for the Zika Virus and pregnancy. 

The CDC is also now recommending that any sexual partner of a pregnant person who has traveled to a Zika area use condoms or refrains from intercourse for the duration of the pregnancy. 
 
Read more about Zika on the websites below:

As always, you can always call your OB provider at 233-9746 with any questions or concerns!

 
 
 
 
 

Guidelines for Obstetrics Patients


We encourage you to express any questions or concerns you may have throughout your pregnancy. Our "Guidelines for Obstetric Patients" provides you with general information about what to expect during your pregnancy.

OB Patient Visit Schedule


A layout of the appointment schedule from your first OB appointment through delivery.

OB/GYN, Dr. Berghahn measurin a pregnant patient's stomach.

Other Resources

We have compiled some of our favorite, patient-friendly websites for your convenience.

 

General Health

 

Patient Education Pamphlets


Birth Control Information and Options
 

Menopause


North American Menopause Society
 

Pelvic Floor Health/Incontinence

 

American Urogynecologic Society
 

*Our Physical Therapists also specialize in pelvic floor health*

 

Pregnancy and Family Planning Resources

 

Baby-Ready Pets!-The Humane Society

 

Before a new baby is born, expectant parents need to prepare. Getting your pet ready for a baby is a vital part of the process. We recommend attending this class when you are 3 to 4 months pregnant. Dane County Humane Society offers this class every 2 months at various locations in the Madison area.

 

Endometriosis/Infertility-American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Kick Counts


Counting your baby's movements or doing "kick counts" is a way of monitoring your baby's activity, monitoring how the placenta is supporting the baby, and determining if your baby's activity is normal. This is recommended for patients greater than 28 weeks gestation.

 

Labor Instruction Sheet


Get guidelines about when to call the clinic for contractions, ruptured membranes, bleeding, fetal movement, and loss of mucous plugs.

Medications During Pregnancy


All medications should be used cautiously and in moderation during pregnancy. We have compiled a list of suggested remedies for common problems during pregnancy that is both safe, and available without a prescription.

 

Food Safety in Pregnancy


Learn more about safe foods for a healthy pregnancy.

 

Glucose Test Information


Glucose testing is done on all pregnant people to screen for Gestational Diabetes. The initial screening will be done between 24 and 28 weeks gestation. If your initial glucose test was elevated, your doctor may order an additional test called a Three Hour Glucose Tolerance Test.  This blood test needs to be scheduled in advance with our lab and will require about 4 hours of your time in the clinic. Here you will find all the instructions needed to prepare for this test