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Pregnancy

Advanced Women's Health Specialists

Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Lake Mary, FL; Altamonte Springs, FL; and Deltona, FL

Finding out you’re pregnant can be one of the most joyous experiences in life. If you’re on top of the world right now, you want the best possible care for you and your unborn child from this moment on, which Advanced Women’s Health Specialists in Lake Mary, Altamonte Springs, and Deltona, Florida, can provide. Their highly experienced practitioners, which include obstetricians and midwives, have considerable expertise in pregnancy health, as well as caring deeply about the welfare of pregnant women. Call Advanced Women’s Health Specialists today to find out more or book an appointment online.

Pregnancy Q & A

What should I do if I think I’m pregnant?

If you believe you might be pregnant, arrange to visit Advanced Women's Health Specialists as soon as possible. A highly skilled practitioner can confirm your pregnancy or find out why you’re having the symptoms you’re experiencing.

As soon as you suspect you’re pregnant, you have both yours and your baby’s welfare to think about, and you need to take good care of yourself. Your practitioner can provide you with all the information you need concerning pregnancy and discuss any concerns or issues you have.

At Advanced Women’s Health Specialists, pregnant women have the option of working with an obstetrician, midwife, or both throughout their pregnancy.

What happens during pregnancy?

Pregnancy lasts around nine months (40 weeks) and includes three trimesters:

First trimester (0 to 13 weeks)

The first trimester is a critical time in your baby’s development, but it’s not uncommon for women to not realize they’re pregnant for the first month or so. As soon as you do know you’re pregnant, your practitioner at Advanced Women's Health Specialists can check your health and your baby’s and get you started on any supplements you need like folic acid or other treatments.

Second trimester (14 to 26 weeks)

The second trimester is the time when you start to really see your abdomen getting bigger. At around 16 to 20 weeks, you should begin to feel the baby moving. Between 18 and 20 weeks, you have your most comprehensive ultrasound exam, where you can find out the baby’s sex if you’d like to know.

Third trimester (27 to 40 weeks)

You’re getting big now and really feeling the weight of the baby inside you. They might be getting wriggly, and start poking their arms and legs into your ribs. You can start preparing for the birth with your obstetrician or midwife at Advanced Women’s Health Specialists and impending motherhood.

What problems does pregnancy cause?

Most women experience some unpleasant sensations, especially during the first trimester of pregnancy. Morning sickness is the most common problem, and while some women find it gets better as they enter the second trimester, for others, nausea and vomiting can continue right up to birth.

Other problems you might experience during pregnancy include:

  • Fatigue
  • Breast tenderness
  • Frequent urination
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Leg cramps
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Varicose veins
  • Sleeping problems
  • Mood swings

Advanced Women's Health Specialists can help you manage all these problems and ensure you enjoy your pregnancy as much as possible. The practice has a comprehensive prenatal care program in place to guide and support you throughout your pregnancy, which includes regular evaluations and a range of screening tests.

For superior care during pregnancy, call Advanced Women's Health Specialists today or book an appointment online.