Congratulations on your upcoming delivery! Whether this is your first of fifth child, we understand what an exciting and important phase of your life this is. Our physicians and staff are here to provide the best care available to the pregnant women of Central Massachusetts. Before, during and after delivery unique issues and questions may arise. We are here to assist you through it all. Women’s Health of Central MA obstetricians perform deliveries at the Maternity Center of UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus, 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA. Should your infant need, UMass has the region’s only Level III (highest rating) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is internationally recognized for its quality care.
Many of our patients have utilized and appreciated the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition free text message program available to pregnant moms to help educate and support them during their pregnancy. This educational program is called “text4baby.” We hope you enjoy this interactive tool for pregnancy!
We recommend the following links for information about pregnancy. With so many pregnancy sites available online, we wanted to highlight the most credible and resourceful ones for our patients. We hope that you find them helpful.
- The March of Dimes
- MedlinePlus / Pregnancy
- womenshealth.gov / Healthy Pregnancy
- Women’s, Infants, and Children’s Program
- The National Women’s Health Information Center
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Family Services for Pre- & Post- Pregnancy
- Baby Center
- Mothers and Company
- Web MD / Health and Pregnancy
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Frequently Asked Questions During Pregnancy
Click on any question below for an answer.
Q: I often feel nauseous, especially in the morning. How long will this last?
Q: There are times when I am dizzy. Is this part of being pregnant?
Q: I’m concerned about spotting. What’s normal and what isn’t?
Q: I have more headaches than usual. Is this common?
Q: I feel a cold coming on. What can I do to treat it?
Q: Can I maintain my workout schedule?
Q: Why do I have this urge to urinate?
Q: What can I do about constipation?
Q: What can I do to reduce swelling?
Q: It is all right to have intercourse?
Q: Why do I have heartburn?