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Our professional staff of board-certified physicians, nurses and technicians is equipped to handle a comprehensive range of obstetrical/gynecological conditions.
You can be assured – we have a commitment to excellence when it comes to the level of care we provide.
Dr. Cromartie and Dr. Flynt can help you with these and any other questions you have.
Just give us a call to set up your appointment.
Angela or Karie will be happy to assist you in making an appointment convenient for you.
If you require emergency services, go immediately to Forrest General's Emergency Room.
If you are in labor, please go the 4th floor of Forrest General to be admitted to the Family Birthplace.
The nurses will notify Dr. Cromartie and/or Dr. Flynt of your arrival.
Dr. Cromartie and Dr. Flynt provide complete healthcare for pregnant women-during their pregnancy, childbirth and after childbirth..
Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant mothers and fathers.
To help ensure your baby's future heatlh, a number of steps can be considered.
Provide a complete health history, which will help greatly in providing care to you and your baby.
Advise the doctors of any pre-exisitng conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, etc.
Having existing chronic conditions, i.e. diabetes, obesity, etc., under control will help you and your baby during your pregnancy.
Remember when you are preparing during your pregnancy, if you can eliminate as much uncertaintity as possible by establishing healthy habits, planning and consultation with your doctor will help you and your support group when that special time comes to meet your new baby.
Prenatal care is a type of preventative care with the goal of providing regular check-ups that allow doctors to treat and prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy while promoting healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child.
During check-ups, women will receive medical information with discussion about the physiological and biological changes in pregnancy, and the importance of prenatal nutrition, including prenatal vitamins. Regular check-ups remain a significant part of prenatal care for you and your baby.
Prenatal care generally consists of:
monthly visits to the doctors during the first two trimesters (from week 1–28)
twice a month visits to doctor from 28th week to 36th week of pregnancy
weekly visits to doctor after 36th week till delivery(delivery at week 38–40)
Assessment of parental needs and family dynamic
Prenatal time is a wonderful time to plan and dream about the new baby to arrive.
As a woman, you expect your obstetricians/gynecologists to provide more than just routine health care. Through the course of your life you need a professional who answers your questions and provides you with the most extensive information available.
Our physicians understand the importance of developing partnerships that enable patients to easily communicate their needs and concerns. We strive to provide the level of quality health care you expect in a comfortable and strictly confidential environment.
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Drs. Cromartie and Flynt are interested in providing the very best in women's heatlh care. Specialized, private consultation with one of our doctors will help you in determining the very best choices that you need to make in your own personal situation.
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Below are some questions with answers that you might find useful. As always, discuss your condition with either Dr. Cromartie or Dr. Flynt so that you can make the correct treatment decision.
Q: What is prolapse?
A: Prolapse is a hernia of the vagina that a woman may feel as a bulge or pressure. This is referred to in many different ways. Sometimes it is called a “dropped bladder”, “dropped uterus,” “dropped vagina,” or “dropped rectum.” Your doctor may have also called this a cystocele, rectocele, or enterocele.
Prolapse is caused by a weakening of the vaginal tissues. Prolapse is associated with pregnancy and childbirth; however prolapse can happen in women who have never had children. Prolapse is also associated with repetitive heavy lifting, chronic constipation, chronic cough, and poor tissue.
Prolapse symptoms may be worse at different times in the day. Some women notice that they feel more pressure after walking or standing for long periods of time.
Q: Is prolapse something serious?
A:Prolapse may be uncomfortable, especially if you can feel the bulge after walking or standing for long periods of time. The good news is that prolapse is generally not life-threatening and many treatment options are available. For most women, the treatment they choose depends on how much they are bothered by their symptoms. Many conservative treatment options are available including dietary changes, pelvic floor muscle exercises, and physical therapy. One treatment for prolapse is a device inserted into the vagina called a pessary. Finally, some women are bothered by the prolapse enough to decide to have surgery.
How to tell when you're in labor
Awaiting the birth of your baby can be both exciting and anxious. Now that you are prepared for your baby and almost to term, how do you know when it's time?
Most women give birth between 38 and 42 weeks of pregnancy. Your provider will keep a close eye on you and the progression of your pregnancy, although there is no way to tell exactly when you're going to give birth. In fact, birth often occurs within a few days before or after your expected due date. It is important to know what to look for so you know when you are going into labor.
Signs you are approaching labor include:
Feeling as if your baby has dropped lower. This can happen from a few weeks to a few hours before labor starts.
An increase in vaginal discharge (pink, clear, or slightly bloody). This may occur several days before labor begins or at the onset of labor.
Discharge of watery fluid from your vagina in a trickle or gush (your water breaking/rupture of membranes). This may occur several hours before labor begins or any time during labor.
Contractions moving the baby through the birth canal. These are a regular pattern of cramps that feel like menstrual cramps or a bad backache. This occurs at the onset of labor.
Real or False Labor
You may have "false labor," or contractions that may be quite painful but do not cause your cervix to dilate. False labor contractions generally stop if you are moving around or walking. They may also stop if you soak in a warm bath or stand in a hot shower. This is normal in some women.
Contractions that grow stronger over time and do not stop when you are active are more likely real labor. It may take several hours to determine if you are really in labor. We encourage you to call and talk to a provider at any time you think you are in labor or are not sure.
If you think you are in labor, call our office immediately.
Call our office if:
Your water breaks (this is actually your membrane rupturing)
You are bleeding from the vagina (other than bloody mucus)
You have constant, severe pain with no relief between contractions
You notice the baby is moving less often.
Laboratory testing enables Dr. Flynt and Dr. Cromartie to confirm or rule out disease processes, monitor changes due to medication or perform screenings to determine wellness. The best person to explain the reason for testing is your physician, so be sure to discuss with him any concerns or questions you may have.
You will be notified as soon as possible of your test results and advised of follow up tests and/or appointments that need to be scheduled.