Pregnant for the First Time? Here’s What You Should Know About Prenatal Care

Pregnancy is exciting, and there’s much to anticipate. However, many women find themselves worried and wondering if they’re making the best choices for good health during pregnancy.

Dr. Parisa Pourzand can help. She offers thoughtful and thorough prenatal care services. When you see Dr. Pourzand regularly, you have the opportunity to ask questions, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing a trained and experienced medical professional is guiding your care. 

You’re an individual, so your worries about pregnancy won’t be exactly the same as anyone else. However, there tend to be some common areas that concern most women. For example, you may have questions about nutrition and exercise. This post addresses some of the most common areas of concern for women who are pregnant for the first time. 

A healthy birth

There are no guarantees in life, but good prenatal care lowers your risk of having complications during birth, and raises the likelihood of your baby being born at a healthy weight. Regular visits gives Dr. Pourzand the opportunity to spot problems early, and that can mean early treatment for problems.

Babies that are born early have a higher risk of disability or death. Prenatal care is one way you can learn more about how to prevent premature birth. 

Nutrition and exercise

You probably have questions about changing your diet in order to keep your baby healthy. You may have heard conflicting advice about whether or not you should exercise. By coming in for your prenatal appointments, you can get guidance tailored for your specific situation.

You may need to make some dietary changes, along with taking a prenatal vitamin or other supplements. It’s not a good idea to begin a new exercise regimen if you’re pregnant, but if you’ve been working out regularly, there’s a good chance Dr. Pourzand will recommend continuing with your program.

One thing you can expect from Dr. Pourzand is individual care. She won’t give you the same advice she gives someone else. As a unique individual, you deserve care that’s designed to suit you, and that’s exactly what you get from Dr. Pourzand. 

Family history and genetics

You may have questions about particular conditions or diseases that run in your family. Your prenatal appointments are the perfect time to discuss your concerns with Dr. Pourzand. She may suggest certain tests to help you understand your genetic factors and any risks to your baby. 

Prenatal care is good for you and your baby

Your health and your baby’s health can be protected and improved through good prenatal care. You may even think of it as one of your first positive parenting techniques.

Prenatal care prepares you for birth and gives you tools and information for after your baby arrives. If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant, book an appointment with Dr. Pourzand to discuss appropriate prenatal care.

You can use our online tool to schedule an appointment at the office most convenient for you, or you can simply give us a call and we’ll get you scheduled! 

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