Dealing With Medical Emergencies and Conditions

Dealing With Medical Emergencies and Conditions

When To See Your Obstetrician Throughout Your Pregnancy Journey

by Vernon Foster

If you are hoping to get pregnant in the near future, or if you're pregnant right now, then you will need to have a good doctor by your side throughout your pregnancy journey. An obstetrician is a doctor who specialises in providing care for people who are pregnant. These are some of the times when you should see your obstetrician throughout your pregnancy journey, although of course, you can see your doctor at other times, too.

Before You Get Pregnant

If you aren't pregnant yet, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't see an obstetrician yet. Your doctor can help you with fertility testing and can give you advice about how to conceive. If necessary, they might help you with fertility treatments to help you increase the chances of getting pregnant. They can also give you advice about vitamins that you can take while you're conceiving, nutrition advice you should follow, and more. Not only can this help you increase your chances of getting pregnant, but it can help you ensure that you and your unborn child are as healthy as possible.

When You Think You're Pregnant

If you think you might be pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with your obstetrician as soon as possible. They can perform a pregnancy test that will be more accurate than a test that you can take at home. They can help you determine how far along you might be and can provide excellent advice about how you can take care of yourself and your unborn child during the earliest stages of your pregnancy.

Throughout Your Pregnancy

At various stages throughout your pregnancy, you will need to see your obstetrician. They can perform ultrasounds to help you determine the sex of your baby and to help you make sure that your pregnancy is progressing as it should be. They can help with things like morning sickness and can test for gestational diabetes. Your obstetrician will let you know how frequently you should visit their office throughout your pregnancy, so make sure you follow their recommendations.

When It's Time to Give Birth

As you near your due date, you may need to schedule an appointment with your obstetrician so they can check on the progress of your pregnancy. They'll talk to you a little more about what to expect when you give birth, and they'll help you understand how to determine if you're going into labour. Additionally, they might talk to you about options like inducing labour.  


About Me

Dealing With Medical Emergencies and Conditions

Hello, my name is Peter and I live in Western Australia with my wife on our pet dogs. This is my blog which details how to deal with various medical emergencies and other conditions. Last year, several friends and members of my family suffered from various different kinds of medical problems. Some of them, such as my uncle had to be rushed to the hospital for immediate treatment that saved his life. Lots of my friends had minor problems which had a big impact on the quality of their lives. I take an active interest in first-aid and other medical matters so I decided to start this blog.