Pregnancy is a life-changing experience, and it’s essential to have a supportive and knowledgeable team to guide you through. Michele Beck-Torres, MD, and the team at Health Solutions provide patient-centered pregnancy care at their office in Wellington, Florida. For comprehensive pregnancy care from a skilled and experienced team, call the office or book an appointment online today.
The team at Health Solutions determines when you start pregnancy care based on your health history and current pregnancy concerns. For most people, pregnancy care starts eight weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period.
However, the team may request you come to the office sooner if you’re spotting, having pelvic pain, or have a history of high-risk pregnancy.
Every woman’s pregnancy is unique and what happens during your first pregnancy appointment varies. However, you can expect a thorough evaluation.
Your provider at Health Solutions asks detailed questions about you and your partner’s medical and family history. They perform a physical and pelvic exam and an ultrasound test to confirm your pregnancy and estimate your due date.
They also spend time talking to you about your pregnancy and what you can expect. They provide information on diet and exercise and answer all of your questions. The team also asks about your delivery plans.
You can expect frequent visits with the team at Health Solutions. The frequency of your appointments depends on where you are in your pregnancy and your health history. The closer you get to your due date, the more frequent your appointments.
You can expect many tests throughout your pregnancy. The purpose of these tests is to monitor you and your baby’s health and find issues before they become problems.
Some of the tests you might need during your pregnancy include:
If you or your partner have a family history of genetic conditions, the Health Solutions team may recommend genetic testing. Many genetic conditions like cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia are diagnosed before birth.
Ultrasound testing is an imaging test that allows your provider to evaluate your reproductive organs and your baby’s growth. The Health Solutions team may perform an ultrasound during your first trimester to estimate your due date.
They also recommend an ultrasound during your second trimester to evaluate the baby’s anatomy.
Blood glucose testing screens for gestational diabetes, a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.
To find out more about pregnancy care with the compassionate team, call Health Solutions or schedule an appointment online today.