Hotline to focus on weight, pregnancy

Published: Saturday, Aug. 8 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

"That's why we watch moms very closely," Eining said. "Any time we use Pitocin for (labor) induction, we put the patient on continuous monitoring so if there is an issue we can resolve it."

As health-care costs continue to rise, Eining knows some young mothers or those without insurance may be tempted to try a home delivery to save money, but she has a warning for them: "People think home deliveries are so safe and easy, but if they saw what I see every day, they would never do it."

e-mail: carrie@desnews.com

Today's health hotline

Obstetrics and gynecological issues are the topic of today's Deseret News/Intermountain Healthcare Hotline. From 10 a.m. to noon, Dr. Kathryn Walker with Sandy OB/GYN at Alta View Hospital and Lori Eining, assistant nurse manager of the Alta View Hospital Women's Center will take phoned-in questions. From the Salt Lake area, call 801-236-6061. Elsewhere, the toll-free number is 800-925-8177, only operational during hotline hours.

This month, you can also e-mail questions to hotline@desnews.com from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. A sampling of question and the answers will be posted online at www.deseretnews.com next Friday.

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