Obstetrical Book

Congratulations on your pregnancy. This is an exciting time when you will experience a lot of physical and emotional changes. You will have lots of questions. This OB booklet will provide links to some common concerns. This reference should be considered as a general guideline only. Different answers may apply to women with special problems in pregnancy (e.g. twins or diabetes). It does contain a great deal of helpful information to be used throughout your pregnancy.

We understand that you have a choice in selecting your healthcare provider and we are pleased that you picked our practice. Our goal is to provide respectful, compassionate, excellent medical care for you and your baby during your pregnancy. We are committed to the highest medical and ethical standards of our profession. Our goal is to educate you and involve you in decisions about your medical treatment, answering your questions about treatment options and medical risks.


Obstetrical Care


ACOG Links

Helpful Links


In case of emergency

There is always a Hancock Women’s Center physician on call for emergencies, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. During business hours, a staff nurse will consult your provider about your case, and relay their recommendations for addressing the problem to you. After hours, please contact Hancock Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery department 228-467-8642, for any concerns or emergencies.

Upon arrival to Hancock Medical Center, all patients must register in the emergency room. The hospital policy is as follows: a patient over 22 weeks pregnant with a complaint related to pregnancy will be transported to the Labor and Delivery unit for evaluation by the Labor and Delivery staff. A patient under 22 weeks pregnant will be triaged and evaluated by the Emergency Room physicians. A patient over 22 weeks with a non-pregnancy related complaint (spider bite, sprained ankle, etc.) will be evaluated and treated by the Emergency Room physician.


Approved over the counter medications

  • For pain: Tylenol – no more than 2400 mg per 24 hours.

DO NOT TAKE NSAID’S such as Motrin, Advil or Aleve

  • For Allergies/Sinus: Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, Benadryl or Tylenol Sinus
  • For Cough: Robitussin (plain only)
  • For Heartburn/Indigestion: Tums or Mylanta.

If these are ineffective may try Zantac (Ranitidine) 150 mg – no more than 2 per day as needed.


Anesthesia consult/Epidural

If you would like to receive an epidural during your labor, you must be pre-registered @ Hancock Medical Center and meet with the anesthesia department. Please complete this process as soon as possible.

You will not be able to get an epidural if you have not met with the anesthesia department prior to being admitted for delivery.



Male circumcision is a surgery to remove the foreskin, a fold of skin that covers and protects the rounded tip of the penis.

If you would like a circumcision for your newborn son:

  • Please call our office at 228-467-2555 to schedule an appointment before you are discharged from the hospital
  • Must be performed before the baby is 2 weeks old
  • Do not feed the baby 2 hours prior to the procedure
  • The cost is $240.00 Cash or Credit (No checks please)