If you think you might be pregnant, congratulations. Whether you have other children or this is your first pregnancy, you need skilled prenatal care. The team of board-certified OB-GYNs at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC in Leesburg, and Lady Lake, in Florida, offers expert, customized pregnancy care from your first visit through delivery and postpartum care. Call Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or schedule an appointment online today.
Every pregnancy is different, and you might not have the same signs of pregnancy as your friends or sisters, or even between your own pregnancies. While a missed period is one of the most common signs of pregnancy, some of the other early signals include:
You might not have any of the common side effects of pregnancy or dismiss them as a sign of another issue like stress or PMS.
If you think you might be pregnant, make an appointment with the team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC right away. Even if you’ve taken an at-home pregnancy test, you should meet with a member of the team to confirm your pregnancy. Beginning prenatal care early helps you and your baby get a healthy start.
You have several prenatal checkups during your pregnancy. Your OB-GYN monitors your health and the health and development of your baby. The frequency of your prenatal appointments increases as your pregnancy progresses. A typical schedule of prenatal appointments includes:
Your first prenatal appointment is the longest. Your doctor collects your personal and family medical history and performs several tests, including Pap smears and breast and pelvic exams. They also test for STDs, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions that could cause complications.
You can also ask your OB-GYN about your symptoms and what to expect at the different stages of pregnancy. The team at Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC also provide advice and support to help you and your baby stay healthy and strong. For example, they can help you exercise safely and adjust your diet to accommodate your changing nutritional needs.
If you’re pregnant — or think you might be — call Lake OB-GYN Associates of Mid-Florida, LLC or schedule a consultation online today for expert, compassionate prenatal and obstetrics care.