Phone

Office Phone: 330-363-6296

Billing Questions: 330-479-8705

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Answering service covers all calls after 5:00p.m.

MFM Office Location: We are located Physician Office Building, Suite 300.

MFM Office Address
Physician Office Building
2600 Tuscarawas St. W, Suite 300
Canton, OH 44708


Aultman Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions for Pregnant Women
Our physicians answer commonly asked questions

Should I be concerned about exercise during my pregnancy?

We recommend you continue with your existing exercise program. If you are thinking of beginning a new exercise program, it is important to discuss it with your physician first but generally speaking it is always good to begin gentle exercise if your pregnancy is going well.

We recommend that you gauge your exercise with ease of breathing rather than heart rate. Stretch gently and not to point of discomfort as your ligaments are softer in pregnancy. Drink plenty of fluids before and during exercise. Plain water works just fine.  After 20 weeks, try to avoid lying flat on your back during exercise for prolonged periods of time. Avoid contact sports and extreme sports during pregnancy, as well as scuba diving.

Moderate exercise is associated with leaner babies and shorter time in labor. There is also evidence that moderate exercise helps reduce some common pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes. Exercise helps you gain appropriate weight in pregnancy and it will help you lose weight quicker after your baby arrives. If you have any questions about a particular exercise program, please speak with your doctors.

Can I travel during pregnancy?

Whether you travel by car, bus, train or an airplane; there are a few things to remember. Pregnant women are more likely to develop blood clots in their legs, therefore it’s important you get up every 60 minutes and walk. Pregnant women are also advised to increase their intake of water during traveling. While sitting, leg and ankle exercises are easy to do to maintain movement. In normal pregnancies, airplane travel may be allowed up to about 36 weeks gestation for domestic travel but may be earlier for international travel. Having an aisle seat is recommended for pregnant women for ease of walking. Regardless of your mode of travel, we recommend getting up frequently to move around and stretch your legs to improve circulation.

Will having intercourse while pregnant hurt my baby?

Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you can continue having intercourse throughout your pregnancy. The conditions that would prevent intercourse include placenta previa (placenta close to or covering the opening of the uterus), preterm labor (contractions and cervix is opening), or rupture of the membranes (waters are broke). If you have any questions about the safety of intercourse during your pregnancy, please ask your doctor.

Phone

Office Phone: 330-363-6296

Billing Questions: 330-479-8705

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Answering service covers all calls after 5:00p.m.

MFM Office Location: We are located Physician Office Building, Suite 300.

MFM Office Address
Physician Office Building
2600 Tuscarawas St. W, Suite 300
Canton, OH 44708


Aultman Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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