Pregnant women are more likely to get seriously ill from the flu. Get your flu shot  You should get vaccinated as soon as you finish the first trimester. (12 weeks). You will not get the flu from a flu shot. Any side effects you get are generally limited to soreness at the injection site, or mild symptoms due to your body developing an immune response.

If you have been exposed to the flu and have not been vaccinated, let Dr. Daum know as soon as possible. Treatment  to prevent infection is indicated, and may prevent or at least lessen the severity of symptoms. Get vaccinated as soon as possiIble.

I have the flu! What should I do?  Call Dr. Daum as soon as you are diagnosed. Antiviral therapy should be started if the suspicion of flu is high, even if the flu tests are negative.  Control your fever with Tylenol, up to 8 extrastrength tablets per day. Push fluids and stay hydrated. If fever of more than 101 persists, you may add ibuprofen at either 200 or 400 mg every 6 hours only for persistent fever.  You may take cool baths to decrease your fever.  If you feel shortness of breath, chest pain, or are unable to keep your medicines down, call Dr. Daum. Hosptalization may be needed to monitor your condition. 

If in doubt, call. If exposed, treat to prevent infection.  If you feel like you have the flu, do not rely on a negative flu test.  The test may be falsely negative more than  one half of the time. Call us!

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Providing Exception Women's Healthcare

Your gynecologic health matters at every age. Dr. Paul Daum provides you with a full range of women’s services that address your health and well-being so that you can be the best you can be. Planning for or pregnant with a little one? Our caring staf are here to support you through the pregnancy journey, while Dr. Daum will deliver your baby and care for you in early motherhood. We deliver complete obstetrical care for the women with normal and high risk pregnancies from prenatal care, to delivery, and postpartum care.

Comprehensive Obstetric Services

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Pregnancy will be an exciting time for you, filled with new experiences and...

Annual Gynecological Examinations

We are devoted to providing the full range of gynecologic services. Our providers and staff are concerned with...

Laboratory testing and Sonograms

Laboratory tests are an important part of your pregnancy care. We offer routine, screening and diagnostic...

Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Laparoscopic HysterectomyLaparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy is performed using a scope and high resolution camera in your belly...

Family Planning / Contraception

A typical U.S. woman is fertile about 40 years — half of her expected lifespan. If you...

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy is a remarkable time in a womans life.  It is  filled with joy and anticipation but...

Caring for Women at Every Stage of Life

A woman needs OB/GYN services for every stage of her life... when she’s pregnant and when she’s not. Dr. Paul Daum and his staff are passionate about providing personalized quality health care to women of all ages. We are committed to giving all patients compassionate and comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic care. We offer outstanding and caring obstetrical care, guiding our patients through healthy and successful pregnancies.

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