Pregnancy FAQ

*As of May 2019, Dr. Selitsky does not deliver anymore after a successful 18 years. Dr. Selitsky is able to confirm pregnancy and provide care up to 12 week gestational age.

​Should I stop taking medications while I am pregnant?

You should refrain from taking any medications without first consulting with your obstetrician.

Will smoking cigarettes have a negative impact on my pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy could potentially cause the following complications:

  • Smaller baby weight
  • Stillbirth - when a baby dies in the womb before birth, but after 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Likelihood of vaginal bleeding
  • Placental abruption (placenta peels away, partially or almost completely, from the uterine wall before delivery)
  • Preterm birth - birth that happens too early, before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
Is alcohol consumption allowed during pregnancy?

Alcohol consumption should be strictly avoided during the entire pregnancy cycle!

Should I avoid drinking coffee and caffeinated drinks during pregnancy?

You should stay within the range of 200 milligrams, which roughly equates to about one 12-ounce cup per day.

Which types of food are recommended during pregnancy?

For comprehensive information on the recommended diet during pregnancy, please refer to our pregnancy diet guide .

Can I color my hair during pregnancy?

You may dye/color your hair during pregnancy using peroxide free and ammonia free hair color products.

Is hair removal dangerous during pregnancy?

We recommend that you avoid laser and electrolysis hair removal procedures during pregnancy. Waxing is generally allowed, but you will probably want to check with your physician before proceeding.