Prenatal Resources

Help for Pregnancy, Delivery, and Beyond

As you prepare to welcome a new addition to your family, you’re likely to have many questions. With the help of our expert women’s health providers, we’ve pulled together some recommendations, educational articles, and much more to help you along your journey.

Safety During Pregnancy

Don’t Ignore These Pregnancy Symptoms

Dr. Louise Caroll discusses the warning signs and symptoms of possible complications during pregnancy – what to watch for, when to call, what to say and more.

What is Preeclampsia?

Preeclampsia can develop in pregnant women. What exactly is the condition and how is it treated? Dr. Megan Carmel provides need-to-know information.

Safe Sex During Pregnancy

Pregnant women and their partners often wonder whether sex during pregnancy is safe. We answer common questions related to intimacy during and right after pregnancy.

Things to Avoid During Pregnancy

What foods are safe to eat while pregnant? Are there drinks beyond alcohol that you should avoid? Carrie Mattoon, PA provides insights.

Healthy Eating Habits During Pregnancy

Here are our registered dietitian’s top tips for what to eat and drink during pregnancy, as well as common foods and beverages to avoid.

Safe Medications During Pregnancy

For expecting mothers whose immune systems are already compromised, it’s extra important to treat cold and flu symptoms cautiously when they appear. Dr. Carol Rodriguez says these medications are safe when battling cold, flu, and pain symptoms.

Getting Your Flu Shot During Pregnancy

Rochester Regional Health OBGYN Amy Hennessy, MD, encourages all expectant mothers to get the flu vaccine. Dr. Hennessy answers a few of the most common questions about getting your flu shot during pregnancy.

Health Benefits of Prenatal Vitamins

How does taking prenatal vitamins prepare your body for pregnancy? Dr. Tara Gellasch answers our questions.

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If you’re in need of an expert provider to help you through your planning and pregnancy, look no further. Our knowledgeable providers offer exceptional experience and compassionate care for you and your growing baby. Find an OBGYN or midwife close to home and schedule your new patient appointment online.

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Located throughout Rochester and the Finger Lakes region, our award-winning childbirth centers provide exemplary care for you, your baby, and your family. Join us for a tour and learn how we provide the safest, most comprehensive birthing experience around.

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Rochester Regional Health has a wide range of women’s health services available–from general OBGYN and midwifery care to our Pelvic Health Center, Fertility services, and specialty Women’s Surgery. Find the services that will help you live your healthiest, happiest life with RRH by your side.

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Women's Care for Every Stage of Life 

We're committed to partnering with women to provide personalized, comprehensive OBGYN care throughout all stages of life. And, with providers conveniently located throughout the Rochester area and Western New York, exceptional women's care is never far.