What to expect from the very first visit to your obstetrician, or gynaecologis, where you can find list of first examinations which will normally happened around 9th or 10th week.
Medical History.Since for the reason to determine your healthy by your doctor, details of your earlier pregnancies and also the health of your partner and family.
Physical Examination.Commonly your blood pressure, weight and height are measured thus doctor will also let your know and discuss about any chronic issues you have and how that can affects your pregnancy.
This examination will also consist of checking the thyroid, breasts, lungs and heart, also includes internal examination of the vagina, uterus, ovaries and cervix.
Due Date Calculation.It is calculated that based on the first day of your last menstrual period, a normal pregnancy lasts from 37 to 42 weeks, which calculated at average pregnancy date of 40 weeks usually.
However, if your menstrual cycle is irregular, at that point your due date is based on your first ultrasound.
Lab Tests.Pregnancy doctor could perform some common prenatal tests by taking urine and blood samples.
Genetic Testing.Another test to take is that your doctor may ask for testing Tay-Sachs disease, Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis and sickle cell anaemia.
Schedule For Next Appointments.You should discuss with your doctor about the upcoming tests and when you are free to schedule your appointments.
Prescription Required.It’s very important to get a prescription for prenatal vitamins which you need to take during the pregnancy period, or actually should be before pregnancy (pre-natal).
Given Healthy Facts.Your health care provider will offer you advice regarding your pregnancy diet, weight, exercise, and over-the-counter medications particularly.
Tips From A Gynecologist For A Better Pregnancy.
Continue Medical Advice.You must ensure to consume folic acid being prescribed by your doctor.
You should visit doctor more regularly to get advice some baseline tests and sometimes special tests.
The tests include a specialized ultrasound scan called Nuchal Translucency Scan (NT Scan) to predict whether your baby is at risk of developing any abnormalities or not.
You can choose to tests or not like the first trimester serum testing, blood tests that predict the risk accurately.
You should not take any drugs without consulting doctors because that can be harmful to your growing baby.
Do Not Lock Up Yourself Inside The Home.Too much bed rest while pregnant can be harmful for you and your baby too.
This is why you should continue normal activities indoor and outdoor but must take care while travelling to avoid injury, also avoid prolonged sitting while travelling and do Not do vigorous exercise.
Bed Activities.Many fear physical relationship during pregnancy, but in fact the bed activity is not harmful in general.
However, must be avoided if you experience bleeding in pregnancy, even other high risk factors like previous miscarriages.
Receive Prenatal Care Tips.
Join A Support Group.If you experience stress and anxiety, you should join a support group to talk with other pregnant women or professionals so that they can help you handle and calm down your feelings.
Reduce Stress.If you have the feeling of overexcited or over stressed, you reduce it by performing deep breathing exercises or go enjoy for a short walk.
Communication With Partner.Ensure you express your feelings freely to your partner, to let him understand what is happening to you.
Connect with your growing baby.Recommended to take at least set 10 minutes every day to stay connect with your baby.
Begin by being relax in a calm area and take deep breaths.
Consider about the dreams and hopes you have for your baby.
Also consider the type of parenting style you can implement for your child.
Remove stress and allows you to connect with your child in a better way is very healthy.
Learn About The Tests.You can start to discovery about the diagnostic tests when you are at 9 weeks of pregnancy, just talk to your doctor to understand about any specific test.
Safe Workplace.Ensure your workplace’s safety policies and make sure you know whether it is safe for your baby especially in a chemical based workplace, get your doctor advice.
Comfortable Sleep.Tiredness may happen due to the hormonal changes, morning sickness and trouble sleeping.
Often going to bathroom can affect a proper sleep, so change your sleeping positions and include easy sleep environment if you have difficulty to sleep.
Perform Yoga Exercise.Register yourself into a yoga or ante-natal exercise class after checking with your health care provider. Since too extreme exercise and jarring should be avoided because can impact your baby.
Remember to follow the above-mentioned care and tips when you are in your 9 weeks pregnant and avoid any further complications.