IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND LISTS FOR OUR PREGNANT PATIENTS
We are here in case you have any questions regarding your pregnancy. However, for those quick questions, we have added some links and lists that may make finding an answer easier for you.
When you go to the dentist, they will need a note from your OBGYN regarding what care you may recieve. This is a general note that is approved for all 3 trimesters of your pregnancy. If your dentist needs to do something beyond this note, or has a question, please have them contact the office and speak directly to your doctor.
Important Phone Numbers
OFFICE PHONE: (248) 360-1770
OFFICE FAX: (248) 360-1950
OFFICE ANSWERING SERVICE: (248) 738-2160
HURON VALLEY HOSPITAL: (248) 937-3300
PRENATAL TESTING/LABOR AND DELIVERY: (248) 937-5220
THE SINAI CENTER FOR WOMEN: (248) 937-3800
FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION/LAMAZE CLASSES: (248) 937-3619
TALK TO A NURSE (24 HOURS): 1-888-362-2500
PERINATOLOGY/MFM: (248) 937- 5053
CRITICAL CARE NURSERY: (248) 937-5090
HELP, UNDERSTANDING AND GREIF SUPPORT: (248) 937-4847
BREASTFEEDING HELP: (248) 937-5057
HVSH OUTPATIENT PHARMACY: (248) 937-5710
If you think you are in labor...
Go to the hospital immediately if:
*Your water breaks
*You experience heavy bleeding
*Your contractions are consistently 5-10 minutes apart.
There is no need to call the answering service or the office if you think you are in labor. You may go to Huron Valley Sinai Hospital and they will call Dr. Miller or Dr. Friedman when the doctor is needed.
This is a list of medications you may take during your 2nd and 3rd trimester of pregnancy. If you are in your 1st trimester and feel like you need to take medicine, please contact the office.
There are typically 2 ultrasounds done in the office during your pregnancy.
The first is done during the 1st trimester. This ultrasound we verify that you are pregnant, how far along you are, and we make sure the baby has a viable heartbeat.
The second is usually done between 20 and 24 weeks. At this ultrasound, we are looking to make sure the baby is forming at a normal pace. We check the development of the major organs (i.e. the heart, lungs, stomach, kidneys) and also the placenta, spinal cord, umbilical cord and amniotic fluid. At this time, it is normally possible to tell the gender of your baby. If the ultrasound technician can tell the gender of the baby while she is performing this ultrasound, she will let you know. However, it is imperative to note that though the gender is a very important detail in your pregnancy, making sure that your baby is healthy and developing correctly is our goal of this ultrasound.
There may be additional ultrasounds performed during your pregnancy depending on fetal size and development. These are decided upon and ordered by your doctor.
Please click the link above for instructions for your ultrasound.
**Note** : Ultrasounds are a very exciting part of pregnancy. It is here where you get a visual of your developing child. However, it is medical procedure that must be ordered by your doctor. If you want an elective ultrasound, there are 3D ultrasound companies that specialize in that aspect. Please ask the office assistants if you are interested in these companies.