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An obstetrician can provide you with very useful treatments and advice if you are looking to conceive in the upcoming months or years. This medical professional is concerned with the care of a woman and her unborn child, and if you’re at a stage of life when you are focused on family planning, it is essential to talk to an obstetrician at Complete Women’s Healthcare in Cumming, GA (also serving the Alpharetta, GA, community).
Obstetrics deals with childbirth, pregnancy support, prenatal care, and maternal-fetal medicine. An obstetrician is a medical doctor who specializes in helping women have a successful pregnancy and deliver healthy babies, this means that both the baby and the mother are patients, and their well-being is simultaneously monitored by an obstetrician. Obstetricians are also trained to treat infertility, and in many cases, obstetricians are also gynecologists.
What an Obstetrician Can Do for You
An obstetrician at Alpharetta-area Complete Women’s Healthcare will help you feel more at ease if you are an expecting mother or if you are desiring to get pregnant in the very near future. If you are having trouble conceiving a child, your obstetrician can explore a variety of modern treatments with you and your partner. Common obstetric treatments include:
- Ultrasounds (visual of the reproductive system, including ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes)
- Natural childbirth and cesarean surgeries
- IVF (in vitro fertilization) fertility treatment
- IUI (intrauterine insemination)
- Hormone management
Things to Discuss at Your First Visit
Since your obstetrician will be with you through every step of this very important part of your life, it is important that you make the right choice in a provider. Here are some points to address when you visit an obstetrician for a consultation:
- If you have any medical conditions, find out if the specialist is familiar with managing it in pregnant women
- Get familiar with the obstetrician’s beliefs and perceptions when it comes to childbirth (including pain relief methods and induction)
- Talk about your birth plan and get the doctor’s professional opinion
Make an Appointment with an Obstetrician
The specialists at Complete Women’s Healthcare in Cumming, GA, Dr. Dori Kasparek, Dr. Supriya Rao, Dr. Akiva Gimpelevich and Dr. Hindiya Mustafa, serve patients in the Johns Creek, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Dawsonville area and can help put your mind at ease whether you’re managing a pregnancy or you’re trying to conceive. Get in touch with an obstetrician today by calling 770-622-9810.
Are you pregnant and wondering when you should schedule your first prenatal visit? Dr. Dori Kasparek and Dr. Supriya Rao, your Johns Creek, Suwanee and Alpharetta, GA, OB-GYNs, explains when you should make your first appointment and discuss what will happen during the visit.
When should I see a Johns Creek, Suwanee and Alpharetta OB-GYN?
Schedule your first prenatal care visit for eight weeks after your last menstrual period. It's a good idea to call several weeks in advance to schedule the appointment if you can. In some cases, your OB-GYN may want to see you earlier than eight weeks. If you have a chronic medical condition or have had problems with pregnancies in the past, be sure to mention these issues when you make your appointment.
What will happen during the appointment?
Your OB-GYN will want to know about any issues that may possibly affect your pregnancy. She'll ask about the date of your last menstrual period, your menstrual and health history and want to know about any chronic conditions or sexually transmitted diseases you may have. The first appointment will also include a discussion of any issues that could affect your pregnancy, such as a family history of a genetic disease or exposure to toxins or chemicals in the workplace.
During the visit, you'll have ample opportunities to ask questions and share concerns with your doctor. After discussing your medical history, your OB-GYN will perform an internal examination. You'll be given a pap smear as part of the examination to make sure there are no abnormal cells in your cervix.
Testing is an important part of this visit. Your OB-GYN may recommend laboratory tests for:
- Sickle cell anemia or Tay Sach's disease, if applicable
- Blood type
- RH factor
- Hepatitis B
- Hematocrit and hemoglobin
- Antibody levels for chicken pox and rubella
- Cystic fibrosis
The due date
Although you may have already figured out the expected arrival date of your baby, your OB-GYN will establish your due date during your appointment. If you're not sure when you may have conceived, she may recommend an ultrasound to determine your due date.
Regular prenatal visits are crucial during your entire pregnancy. Call Dr. Kasparek and Dr. Rao, your Johns Creek, Suwanee and Alpharetta, GA, OB-GYNs, at (770) 622-9810 to schedule your appointment.
Your Alpharetta OBGYN recommends getting the group B strep test during pregnancy.
Did you know that between 10 to 30 percent of pregnant woman carry the group B bacterial infection in their bodies? While this bacteria are found in about 25 percent of healthy women, if you are pregnant you will want to ensure that you are not a carrier. Symptoms do not always manifest themselves and so you may never be aware that you have it. Therefore, the best thing to do is to talk to your Alpharetta OBGYN at Complete Women's Healthcare about the Group B strep test, and whether she recommends that you get tested.
Why should I get a group B strep test?
If you are part of the percentage of women that does carry the group B streptococcus bacterium, this could be passed on to your baby during delivery, which could lead to a serious infection in your child after birth. While babies won’t always experience problems from being exposed to this bacterium, Complete Women's Healthcare believes it’s important to play it safe and protect your child from potentially contracting a serious disorder or illness.
When should I get a Group B strep test?
Women who are about 35 to 37 weeks pregnancy should get tested. We will perform a quick swab test and if we find that you do carry this bacterium, we will prescribe antibiotics to protect your unborn child. If we haven’t already talked to you about getting tested, talk to your Alpharetta OBGYN about whether you would like to get this strep test.
What does the Group B strep test involve?
We will swab both the vagina and rectum to obtain samples, which will be sent to a lab and studied to see whether the Group B bacterium is present.
When will I get the results of my test?
Since the lab needs to study the sample first, you will most likely get your results about two days later.
Call Complete Women's Healthcare Today!
It’s always best to be safe rather than sorry, particularly when you are dealing with the health of a mother and her unborn child. Complete Women's Healthcare is here to make sure that your pregnancy is as healthy and comfortable as possible, which means protecting both you and your baby from possible threats. If you want to be tested for Group B streptococcus, call our office today to schedule your next appointment.
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If you’ve been shopping around for a Suwanee obstetrician, then you’ve probably learned a lot about the profession. However, when it comes to being pregnant you most likely have a lot of questions to ask your obstetrician. Here are some of the most popular questions we hear in our office from other pregnant patients.