Your number one priority should be to maintain your health and that of your baby from the moment you find out you are pregnant. You might be wondering how to achieve optimal health and provide all the nutrition your baby needs.
Let’s talk about some of the key factors involved in ensuring a healthy pregnancy, and where you can go in Syracuse for outstanding pregnancy care by an experienced and caring OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist).
Tips from an OB/GYN to Ensure a Healthy Pregnancy
These are simple, but very important tips from an OB/GYN about how to have a healthy baby.
- Seek out a qualified OB/GYN to care for you during your pregnancy and labor. An OB/GYN, a doctor who specializes in providing medical and surgical care to women, especially concerning their reproductive health, is a specialist in medical and surgical care. It is crucial that you feel confident and comfortable with your OB/GYN throughout your pregnancy.
Once you are aware that you are pregnant, schedule your first prenatal appointment. The OB/GYN staff will most likely schedule the appointment for you when you’re approximately eight weeks pregnant. If you have a pre-existing condition or unusual symptoms such as vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain, your OB/GYN should be notified immediately. You must keep your OB/GYN appointments throughout your pregnancy, even after your first visit.
You can expect to have your baby tested for an ultrasound during pregnancy. Ultrasound creates images of your baby’s uterus using sound waves and no radiation. This scan allows you to check how many babies are in your uterus and whether or not they are developing normally. Your OB/GYN can tell you when and when to have your first ultrasound.
- Take all prenatal screening tests recommended by your OB/GYN. These screenings are usually done in the first and second trimesters. They can help determine if your baby has a birth defect. These tests may include a blood test and ultrasound as well as fetal MRI, amniocentesis, and chorionic villus sampling if necessary.
- Live a healthy life. You should eat a healthy diet, drink seven to ten glasses of water each day, get plenty of sleep, and take folic acid prenatal vitamins. Ask your OB/GYN if there are any pregnancy-friendly exercises that you can do at home and how often.
Avoid certain foods, activities, and habits during pregnancy. Avoid smoking, alcohol, spicy food, caffeine, and other recreational drugs. Don’t push yourself too hard. You should not take any medication, including supplements and over-the-counter medicines unless your OB/GYN approves. You should also check with your OB/GYN if there are any other items you should avoid.
New York, Syracuse – Gynecology, and Obstetrics
University OB/GYN Associates, Syracuse, New York provides exceptional gynecological and comprehensive obstetrics care for healthy pregnancies. We are proud to have delivered thousands upon thousands of healthy babies in Syracuse. Our prenatal care is both low-risk and high-risk. From your first prenatal appointment to your delivery, our highly-trained and dedicated doctors will be there to keep your baby safe.
OBGYN Bergen County takes immense pride in providing compassionate, comprehensive care to women of all ages
Call today to make an appointment at any of our many locations in the Syracuse region. We are looking forward to meeting you and offering you the best obstetrical care.