During pregnancy, your body changes significantly to accommodate the new life growing inside of it. At Women's Preventive Healthcare in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sumeeta Nanda, MD, FACOG, and Hoda Maarouf, MD, FACOG, provide expert obstetrics care to help you have a healthy pregnancy and safe labor and delivery. If you're pregnant or thinking about having a baby, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
On average, women recognize the early signs of pregnancy around five and a half weeks. However, it's possible to know earlier or not recognize the signs of pregnancy for several more weeks.
The earliest signs of pregnancy include:
It's essential to know the warning signs to get the medical care that you and your baby need as early as possible.
Ideally, you should talk to your women's health care provider when you're thinking about getting pregnant. The team at Women's Preventive Healthcare can provide preconception counseling to help you optimize your health and lifestyle for pregnancy.
However, not all pregnancies are planned. You should make an appointment with the team as soon as you think you might be pregnant. The providers offer accurate testing to confirm your pregnancy and estimate how far along you are.
You and your baby go through many changes during the 40 weeks of pregnancy. Your baby develops from a microscopic cluster of cells into a human being.
At the same time, your body adjusts to the life growing inside of it. You produce different hormones, and your abdominal organs shift to create space for your baby. The ligaments and bones in your pelvis loosen to prepare for labor and delivery.
The team at Women's Preventive Healthcare monitors your health and the development of your baby. They offer a wide range of tests, including 3D and 4D ultrasounds, amniocentesis, and other genetic screening tests.
If there is a potential health issue, your provider can take immediate action to protect you and your baby.
In addition to monitoring your pregnancy, your provider answers your questions and provides advice to help you stay healthy during pregnancy.
They might recommend vitamins or supplements as well as daily exercise to keep your body strong and prepare you for labor and delivery.
Call the Women's Preventive Healthcare office today or make an appointment online if you're looking for expert, personalized pregnancy care.