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Pregnancy is one of the most important times in a woman’s life, and here at Women4Women, we are committed to ensuring every woman has a safe and healthy pregnancy. With our personalized treatment, we can manage your pregnancy and deal with any symptoms as they pop up. For the best OBGYN in Queens, give us a call at Women4Women.
Pregnancy issues are diagnosed by regular visits to the OBGYN and with careful symptom management. By relaying anything abnormal with your doctor, we can perform the appropriate tests and catch anything early to ensure your pregnancy goes off without a hitch. By examining these symptoms, we can see how pregnancy issues are diagnosed.
While nausea and vomiting are common during the first trimester of pregnancy, there is a point at which it can become a concern. If you frequently experience vomiting that is worse than morning sickness; please consult us. It could be related to hyperemesis gravidarum, which can be treated with changes in diet and rest. Bleeding can be relatively common during pregnancy, but if you begin bleeding from your vagina at any point, this is cause to contact your doctor. It could be due to a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, infection, “a show,” placental abruption, placenta praevia, and vasa praevia. These are all serious conditions that can result in early delivery or serious problems.
An examination can help determine the root cause of the bleeding, and the symptom can be diagnosed. Excess discharge is also caused by talking to your doctor. Severe or long-lasting headaches can be the signs of preeclampsia, which is extremely serious. Dizziness, continuous weight loss, fever or chills, and pain while urinating are all things to bring up to your OBGYN. Feeling constantly out of breath, weak, or dizzy can be signs of anemia.
Iron deficiency is common and can lead to the development of anemia in pregnant women. The risks that come with this mostly affect your heart and make you sick if you lose a lot of blood during birth. Starting your pregnancy while healthy and taking iron supplements can help counteract this. This should be self-explanatory, but a blow to the stomach should be reported to your doctor.
Other symptoms can help us diagnose some of the most common pregnancy complications. For example, persistent pain on the side of your abdomen or at the tip of your shoulder can be signs of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. The same can be said for severe pain or cramps in your lower stomach. Late-stage pregnancy also has symptoms that require immediate care by a doctor. These include vision changes and blurriness, which can be a sign of the aforementioned preeclampsia. Swelling of your hands, feet, legs, or face, itchiness, and changes to your baby’s movements all require immediate care. We can diagnose symptoms by administering ultrasounds and blood tests and provide support wherever it is needed.
Lastly, the importance of mental health cannot be overstated in pregnancy. It is an emotionally challenging time, dealing with all the changes to your body and the prospect of having a baby. These effects can be multiplied if you’ve had a failed pregnancy before, and the fear can create lots of anxiety. Managing your mental well-being is of the utmost importance.
Unfortunately, complications usually can not be stopped once they happen, but by careful moderation of your pre-existing health conditions, we can reduce the chances of one happening and treat ones that have as effectively as possible. The key is to keep your doctor in the loop. For more information on warning signs, follow this link.
For the best OBGYN in Queens, please give us a call at Women4Women. You should schedule your first appointment with us about 7 to 8 weeks from your last period, where we can give you an ultrasound to see the baby. We manage all pregnancies, from uncomplicated to high risk, and everyone receives a personalized care plan that is tailored to their body. We offer childbirth and parent education classes as well.
Our practice is made up of six women board-certified/board-eligible OBGYN physicians working together to ensure you receive the best care. You can look at our website for countless 5-star testimonials from patients. Make an appointment with us today for the best OBGYN in Queens.