1. How soon can I take a pregnancy test?
You may take a home pregnancy test or come to our office and request a pregnancy test after one missed period.
2. How often should I get a mammogram?
While you should talk to your primary care clinician about when to start and how often you should have a mammogram, All About Women has adopted the following guidelines: 1) Women 40 years and older: every one to two years., 2) Women 50 years and older: every year., 3) Women who have had breast cancer or other breast problems or who have a family history of breast cancer might need to start getting mammograms before age 40, or they might need them more often.
3. Will the antibiotic that I am taking interfere with my birth control pills?
Only a small number of antibiotics may decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Other drugs may also interfere with oral contraception. Should you have any questions about medications you are taking, please discuss them with your clinician or pharmacist. If they feel there may be a decrease in effectiveness, use some other form of back up protection while on the antibiotic and for an additional seven days.
4. Who will deliver my baby?
Generally, your primary provider will make every effort during weekdays to attend your delivery. However, because we are a group practice and rotate coverage, any one of our doctors may attend your delivery. We encourage you to rotate your visits so that you have the opportunity to meet everyone, but this is not mandatory.
5. How much caffeine is acceptable?
Generally, we suggest limiting your caffeine intake to two (2) hot or cold drinks, or approximately 200 mg, per day.