At the first sign you may be pregnant, you want to make an appointment with a OB/GYN to determine whether you may have a baby on board. If you find out you are in fact pregnant, you are at the right place to begin your prenatal care. Knowing how to care for yourself and your baby during pregnancy can help minimize risks and improve the chance of a healthy delivery several months down the road. Here are some of the important aspects of prenatal care that your OB/GYN can help provide.
Nutrition for Two
While you are pregnant, you are providing the nutrients to build another human being. Knowing the best foods to eat and what supplements to take can help ensure that both you and your baby are getting the nutrition you need to be healthy. Your OB/GYN can give you diet and nutrition advice and prescribe vitamins and supplements to promote health and prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Monitoring Baby’s Growth
Your OB/GYN can help monitor your baby throughout your pregnancy. This can ensure that everything is going as planned. Your doctor can determine the sex of your child if you choose and can also alert you if a multiple birth will occur. Having a pregnancy expert on your side can help ensure your baby is healthy and getting what it needs until delivery. It is also important for monitoring your health during pregnancy, including watching your blood pressure and other factors that can become risk factors for a healthy delivery.
From the day you learn you will soon be a mother through the day of delivery, your OB/GYN can be your source for information and medical care to ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy. Make sure you get the prenatal care you need for you and your baby’s health.
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North Point OB/GYN Associates
1505 Northside Boulevard #3500
Cumming, GA 30041
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