If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, call our office to schedule your first appointment and begin special care for you and your baby.
Never hesitate to call our office about your medication questions. Call our office if you are experiencing unusual cramping with blood loss, if you have severe lower abdominal pain, or if you are having difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
If you have had your first ultrasound already then, we have ruled out the possibility of ectopic pregnancy or pregnancy in the tubes. Unfortunately, when faced with heavy bleeding a mom really has no way of knowing for sure of the cause and miscarriage is a real possibility. There, to date, is nothing in modern medicine to stop a miscarriage that is in progress. Our office knows to make room to get moms experiencing this in to be seen as soon as possible to calm any fears and to get to an answer quickly, good or bad.
If bleeding happens after hours there are a few things to look out for that can keep you safe while you wait for the office to open. Bleeding less than an amount that saturates a pad every 30 minutes for more than 4 hours is generally safe. More than this, day or night, you likely need to be seen to be sure you have not lost too much blood. If this happens you can call our office number at 936-560-2666 and you will be directed to an on-call nurse who can better help direct, you on what to do. Often, patients are able to wait at home and can show up or call our office when it opens at 8 a.m. and be seen right away. Keep our office posted and reach out to be seen with any concern. While waiting for an answer, have faith that all is likely ok and, if it turns out not to be, have faith it will all be ok in the long run.
Kyle P. McMorries, M.D., FACOG