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Novant Health Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology wants you to have the information you need to make educated decisions about your medical care, whether it involves handling a gynecologic problem, understanding natural family planning or preparing for childbirth. If you do not find information you need among the resources listed here, please ask anyone in our office so we can locate resources for you.

Click here to read more about foods to avoid and medications safe to take during pregnancy.

Novant Health Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology is dedicated to supporting our patients who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Click here to find local and online support resources and information.

Novant Health Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology encourages natural family planning as a means to achieve or prevent pregnancy. Natural family planning involves understanding your menstrual cycle and your fertility, and making decisions according to this information. Experts in our office are happy to discuss natural family planning and teach you how to get started or answer your questions. If you would like to do research on your own, we recommend looking into the Creighton Model Fertility Care System and its use of NaProTECHOLOGY.

bradley logoThe Bradley Method is a plan for natural childbirth. The program teaches nutrition, relaxation and exercises to prepare for a healthy birth, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to help during birth. The Bradley Method also addresses breastfeeding and newborn care. Classes run twelve weeks, so it is ideal to start classes by your 26th week of pregnancy. Click here to learn more about the program and find an instructor near you.

lamaze logoLamaze is an organization that promotes natural childbirth, and healthy approaches to pregnancy and early parenting. Lamaze offers a variety of tools, including classes, to educate expectant and new parents. To learn more about the program and find local classes, click here or call 336-391-0129.

PADA logoMany patients at Novant Health Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology benefit from the services of a doula before, during and after labor. A birth doula supports a woman during labor, while a postpartum doula cares for both the mother and baby after birth. The Piedmont Area Doula Association can get you in touch with a doula who is right for you.

Births and Beginnings logoWhether it's planning for your delivery, packing for the hospital or asking questions after labor, Births & Beginnings can be a resource for information or support. Doula Lauren Rathbone often partners with Novant Health Triad Obstetrics & Gynecology to offer prenatal classes and then works with some of our patients through their labors and deliveries.



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