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Pregnancy Specialist

Womens Health Care, PC

OB/GYN & Integrative Medicine located in Richmond Hill, NY & Elmhurst, NY

Pregnancy is often one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, and also a time when you need the highest standard of medical services. Rehana Sajjad, MD, FACOG, and her team of OB/GYN and integrative medicine professionals at Womens Health Care, PC, with offices in Richmond Hill and Elmhurst, New York, have the experience and compassion you and your baby need. From planning your pregnancy through labor and delivery, the team is there for you and your baby every step of the way. Book an appointment online or call the office closest to you to schedule.

Pregnancy Q & A

What are the early signs of pregnancy?

When you become pregnant, you may experience symptoms soon after you miss your first period, including:

  • Light bleeding and spotting
  • Frequent headaches
  • Heartburn
  • Weight gain
  • Cramps
  • Back pain
  • Breast tenderness
  • Acne
  • Vomiting and digestive issues

Headaches and acne are often the results of all the hormonal changes your body goes through in the early stages of pregnancy. Back pain may occur due to hormones and stress on your muscles.

How soon should I schedule a prenatal visit at the gynecologist?

As soon as you suspect you’re pregnant, and especially if a home pregnancy test is positive, you should make an appointment with your OB/GYN at Womens Health Care, PC. Your first prenatal visit is usually about eight weeks after your last period. Regularly scheduled prenatal visits are one of the best ways to ensure a healthy pregnancy, whether it’s your first pregnancy or your last.

At your first prenatal appointment, your doctor performs a physical exam, confirms your pregnancy, and measures your weight, blood pressure, and vital signs. You can also expect to undergo blood work and other tests to screen for a variety of health conditions, including HIV, rubella, and hepatitis.

If you smoke, you’re overweight, or you have any pre-existing health conditions, pregnancy may cause high blood pressure. The team at Womens Health Care, PC, takes an integrative approach to your pregnancy and advises you how to manage conditions as they arise so you and your baby are as healthy as possible. Your doctor may recommend prenatal vitamins and talk to you about nutritional needs during pregnancy.

How often do I visit the gynecologist during my pregnancy?

During the first six months of your pregnancy — the first two trimesters — you should have regularly scheduled exams just about every month. During your seventh and eighth month of pregnancy, you’ll most likely come in every two weeks, and then weekly during your last month before your due date. If your pregnancy is considered high risk because of your age or health, you may need to see your OB/GYN more frequently.

Ultrasounds and other tests may also be required depending on your circumstances.

Pregnancy is a wonderful time in your life, and making sure you’re as healthy as possible through it all is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby.

For exceptional medical care in a compassionate environment, call the Womens Health Care, PC, office closest to you or request the next available appointment online.