Pregnancy FAQs

Here are some commonly needed remedies that are generally safe to use during pregnancy:

  • Headaches: Try Tylenol, lavender essential oils and cold packs.
  • Colds: Robitussin 12-hour, Vicks vapor rub, cough drops, Sudafed (used sparingly). DO NOT take medications with alcohol or Phenylephrine.
  • Constipation: Stool softener (Colace), laxatives (Milk of Magnesia), Senna, Tummy time tea, Metamucil.
  • Indigestion: Heartburn: Tums, Pepcid, Maalox, Rolaids.
  • Gas pain: Simethicone or Gas X.
  • Hemorrhoids: Preparation H, Tucks, sitz baths.
  • Insomnia: Unisom or Benadryl, chamomile tea (< 12g) and lavender essential oil.
  • Itching/rash: Benadryl oral or cream, calamine lotion, oatmeal lotion or bath.
  • Nausea: Unisom 12.5mg with Vitamin B6 50mg twice daily (medications will cause drowsiness), ginger and peppermint tea or hard candies.
  • Yeast and fungal infections: Gyne-Lotrimin 3, Monistat 3, Femstat 3.

MonaLisa Touch is a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation. By gently acting on tissue of the vaginal mucosa, the laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.

A multi-site study was conducted by Dr. Mickey Karram, director of Fellowship Program on Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio and Dr. Eric Sokol, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Stanford University Medical Center.

The trial assessed the use of CO2 fractional laser therapy on 30 women with vaginal health issues due to natural or induced menopause. All of the patients in the trial were treated with the MonaLisa Touch laser therapy. Results were:

  • Overwhelmingly positive.
  • Rapid improvement.
  • Statistically significant improvement in symptoms after first treatment.
  • Escalation of progress with each subsequent treatment.

A study* led by Dr. Stefano Salvatore, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vita- Salute San Raffaele University, assessed the feasibility of fractional CO2 laser in the treatment of 50 women suffering changes in their gynecologic health. Key finding:

  • 42 patients (84%) showed significant improvement in their physical and mental quality of life scores over baseline and were satisfied with the treatment. In addition to the multi-site study, there are currently eight published studies with six ongoing studies.

*  Women in the study either experienced natural menopause or induced menopause as the result of hysterectomy or drug-induced suppression of ovarian function (chemotherapy, radiations, and anticancer drugs such as Tamoxifen).

MonaLisa Touch is an in-office, non-surgical, chemical-free procedure performed by our gynecologists in Santa Rosa at NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center.

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OUR COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS…

Learn More

NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

Our team of all-women physicians, midwives and staff provide The Modern women with comprehensive gynecologic care in a comfortable environment.

     

QUICK LINKS

CONTACT US

900 Sonoma Ave. Suite 18, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Phone: 707-579-1102
Fax: 707-579-1386

Mon–Fri: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.