Obstetrics is derived from the Latin obstare, which means to stand by. We know that your pregnancy is a pivotally important and meaningful stage in your life, and as obstetricians, our primary role is to stand by you throughout this time. As your providers, we are committed to offering the most advanced and compassionate obstetric care, from your first visit through to delivery and beyond. All of our physicians are deeply experienced in both routine and high-risk prenatal care and delivery services.
Ruch Clinic is a group practice and although you may prefer to have one physician primarily responsible for your pregnancy care, we do suggest that you rotate appointments with all of the physicians in the group. This is for your benefit, so that you get to know each physician prior to labor. Ruch Clinic mothers deliver at both Baptist Memorial Women’s Hospital and Methodist Hospital Germantown.
We’ve compiled the following guide book to answer many common questions about pregnancy, labor, and newborn care.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll get most of the vitamins and minerals you need by eating a healthy, varied diet. But when you’re pregnant (and while you are trying to get pregnant) you also need to take a folic acid supplement.
Keeping active and doing exercise while you’re pregnant is great for you and your baby. You can keep up your normal level of daily activity and exercise regime, as long as it still feels comfortable.
There are 2 different types of breast pump: electric and manual. They’re both designed to mimic the sucking action your baby makes when they’re breastfeeding.