Being pregnant is a very exciting time, whether it’s been a long journey to get pregnant or an unexpected surprise it’s equally important for you to take care of your body and your baby as early as possible.
There is a lot of advice and guidance to consider when pregnant both in terms of what you need to do for the health of you and your baby but also the preparations you need to make for the upcoming delivery. Unfortunately for some women pregnancy is a time of worry. We are here to answer as many questions as possible to reassure you so that you can relax as much as possible during this very special time.
Questions and answers about Pregnacy Care
What can I expect during an obstetric visit?
During your obstetric visit, dr Davidovic-Grigoraki assess both you and your baby’s health. The first visit may be your longest visit and includes:
- Physical and pelvic exam
- Pap smear
- Calculation of your due date
- Discussion of your health and family history
- Answers to your questions
Regular follow-ups track you and your baby’s health. During follow-ups we:
- Measures weight gain
- Measures abdominal girth
- Checks blood pressure
- Monitors fetal heart rate
How often do I need to see the doctor during pregnancy?
To keep close tabs on you and your baby’s health, we want to see you once a month up to week 28 of your pregnancy. Then, you need to come into the office twice a month up to week 36. During the last four or so weeks of your pregnancy, you come in weekly until you have the baby.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy is a pregnancy where there’s concern about the health of either you or your baby. Your pregnancy may be considered high-risk at the start or discovered as your pregnancy progresses.
Factors that may indicate a high-risk pregnancy include:
- Multiple pregnancy
- Age of the mother (younger than 18 or older than 35)
- Medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure
- Overweight or obesity
We are here to help you manage your high-risk pregnancy and to ensure a safe delivery for both you and your baby.
What are my delivery options?
We understand how important your delivery plan is to you and offers natural delivery at the birthing center. If needed, we can also perform a cesarean section. Often reasons a woman may need a cesarean section include:
- Placenta previa
- Multiple pregnancy
- Previous cesarean section
Call our office or book an appointment online.