Obstetric (OB) Services

Obstetric Services

Alexandria Women’s Center takes pride in being a community leader of obstetric care for low and high risk pregnancies in Central Louisiana. As soon as patients receive a positive pregnancy test, a consultation is scheduled with one of our doctors to assess the overall health of your early pregnancy.  Your doctor will then follow you throughout your pregnancy scheduling any appropriate antenatal testing. Once your baby is born, we continue to support our patients by offering postnatal care including diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression and breast feeding resources. 

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As your pregnancy progresses, you may want a special sonogram of your baby as a keepsake. Alexandria Women’s Center also offers gender reveal at 16 weeks and 28–30-week keepsake ultrasounds to have those meaningful baby photos.

Learn More About Precious Baby Images and Gender Reveal Ultrasounds.

*For Alexandria Women’s Center patients only.

Family Planning

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), family planning is defined as “the ability of individuals and couples to anticipate and attain their desired number of children and the spacing and timing of their births. It is achieved through use of contraceptive methods and the treatment of involuntary infertility.” Family planning serves three critical needs: (1) it helps people avoid unintended pregnancies; (2) it reduces the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); and (3) by addressing the problem of STDs, it helps reduce rates of infertility. There are different options when considering methods of contraception (birth control). Talk to your doctor about which one might be most appropriate for you.

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Antenatal Fetal Testing

We offer our obstetrical patients the full range of available fetal testing throughout pregnancy with the comfort and convenience of an office setting. Alexandria Womens Center Obstetricians have full access to and work closely with our hospital-based Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists to assure the best care possible for both mom and baby.

Medication During Pregnancy

Generally, it is important to avoid any nonessential medication during pregnancy. This is especially important during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The following are some general guidelines that may be followed during pregnancy. When in doubt, please call us at 
(318) 443-7222

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Medications While Pregnant

Quick Reference Guide


Tylenol plain, 2 tablets every 2-4 hours as needed.  Tylenol Extra Strength, 2 tablets every 4 hours.  No more than 8 tablets per day.  Do not use Aspirin or Ibuprofen products!


Sudafed, Actifed, or Benadryl, 1 tablet, 2-3 times daily as needed for congestion.  Or, Claritin 10mg daily.


Robitussin DM, 1-2 teaspoons every 3-4 hours per cough.


Any antacid, except Alka Seltzer, every 3-4 hours as needed.


FiberCon, 2 tablets, as directed on the label. Metamucil, Doxidan, or Milk-of-Magnesia (60cc – 2 ounces – at bedtime as needed). Surfak 1-2 tablets by mouth daily.



Clear liquid diet for 24 hours.  Clear liquids include broth, tea, jello, and bouillon. You may take Pepto Bismol, Kaopectate, or Imodium AD – follow the directions on the bottle.

Nausea & Vomiting

Dramamine is acceptable.  If severe, notify your doctor.