It’s important to schedule your first prenatal appointment as soon as you know you’re pregnant, to be sure you and your baby are healthy. You’ll have a full pelvic examination, routine blood tests and urinalysis, and then update your medical history.
Your doctor helps you manage any chronic health conditions you have that affect your pregnancy or the health of your baby, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. If you take medications or supplements, bring them with you. Your doctor will review them to be sure they’re safe to use while you’re pregnant.
Healthy weight gain is based on your pre-pregnancy body mass index. The recommended weight gain during pregnancy ranges from 28-40 pounds for women who were underweight before they became pregnant to 15-25 pounds for women who were overweight prior to pregnancy.
One of the most common pregnancy discomforts is morning sickness, which affects about half of all women. But it’s not the only issue that develops due to normal changes during pregnancy such as fluctuating hormones, increased blood volume, and the weight of the baby. Many women experience:
Your doctor may perform an ultrasound any time during your pregnancy to examine your baby’s growth and position. An early ultrasound in the first trimester is used to verify the location of the pregnancy and the number of babies.
Most women have an ultrasound that’s done around 18-20 weeks to examine the baby’s size, anatomy, position, and the amount of amniotic fluid. You may learn the sex of your baby during this second-trimester ultrasound.
At Rosh Maternal & Fetal Medicine, you can also get 3D and 4D ultrasound around 27-32 weeks. These high-definition images reveal clear images of your baby’s anatomy, including the face.
The doctors at Rosh Maternal & Fetal Medicine specialize in high-risk obstetrics. Simply put, they’re trusted experts in high-risk pregnancies, so you’ll receive the highest quality care. They provide comprehensive prenatal care and all the advanced medical procedures you may need including amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, cervical cerclage, and in utero transfusions.
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