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DeKalb / Decatur
2801 North Decatur Road
Suite 190
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-299-9307

Gwinnett / Stone Mountain
1805 Parke Plaza Circle SW
Suite 102
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: 770-469-9961


Stone Mountain

General Concerns

During your pregnancy, you may experience some discomfort. Here are some ways to get relief.

Pregnancy Concerns addressed at Gynecology and Obstetrics of Dekalb


  • Elevate feet and legs frequently
  • Rest often
  • Avoid tight clothing
  • Increase fluid intake
  • Rest on left side

Lower Abdominal Pain & Back Pain

  • No garter or girdles
  • Avoid crossing legs while sitting
  • Practice good posture
  • A good support bra and maternity belt may be helpful


  • Take frequent rest periods
  • Maintain adequate nutritional intake

Leg Cramps

  • Stretch cramped muscles
  • Elevate legs
  • Take additional calcium supplement in addition to prenatal vitamin

Shortness of Breath

  • Maintain good posture
  • Sleep semi-sitting
  • Avoid overeating

Cat Litter & Soil

Avoid cat litter and soil because they may contain toxoplasmosis, a harmful parasite.

  • Your cat is safe, but the litter may not be. Do not change cat litter while pregnant.
  • When gardening, wear rubber gloves and wash fruits and vegetables well.