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Let our Cumming OBGYN team help navigate you throughout the course of your pregnancy.
The strip just turned pink and suddenly everything changed. You are going to have a baby. Of course, it can feel rather daunting to think about all the things you’ll have to do to keep both you and the baby healthy during your pregnancy. This is where our expert obstetricians Dr. Dori Kasparek, Dr. Supriya Rao and Dr. Akiva Gimpelevich come in. On July 3 we will be moving the office to 634 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, GA, to provide advice, support, and care to ensure a healthy and happy pregnancy.
I’m pregnant. Now what?
Once you find out you’re pregnant, especially if this is your first pregnancy, you may have no idea what you need to do next. Even once you’ve had a positive home pregnancy test our OBGYN will need to confirm the pregnancy and also determine how far along you are. If you suspect that you might be pregnant, it’s also a good idea to come into our office. The sooner you and your unborn child begin proper prenatal care the better.
Once you have an obstetrician in Cumming, GA by your side, you can rest assured that you will get the individualized and comprehensive care you need for your pregnancy.
How often do you need to see a doctor?
How often you come into our office will depend on how many weeks along you are and whether there are any health issues or if you have a high-risk pregnancy. A woman who has a healthy pregnancy can typically follow this checkup schedule:
- 1 visit/month from week 4 to 28
- 1 visit/2 weeks from week 28 to 36
- 1 visit/week from week 36 to 40
It’s important that you follow this schedule as closely as possible to ensure that both you and your baby get the prenatal care and monitoring needed for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Coming in regularly also means that we can spot issues early on. Women who are a high-risk pregnancy, who have certain chronic health problems prior to their pregnancy or developed health problems during their pregnancy may need to come in more often.
What else can I do to maintain a healthy pregnancy?
There is certainly a lot you can do to ensure you and your child’s health. This means quitting smoking, not drinking or taking drugs, and eating a healthy diet. We can also provide you with a list of foods such as soft cheeses and raw fish that you need to avoid during your pregnancy.
No doubt you will have questions along the way when it comes to your pregnancy and it’s important that you have an OBGYN team in Cumming, GA, that you can trust. That is why our team is moving to a new office at 634 Peachtree Parkway on July 3. Turn to our compassionate, caring team here at Complete Women’s Healthcare.
Follow these helpful tips on how to lose weight properly post-baby.
You’ve just welcomed a healthy baby into the world, and while much of your focus has turned to this new little person in your life you still want to take time to make sure you get the care you deserve. One of the million dollar questions Drs. Dori Kasparek, Supriya Rao and LaQuita Martinez are often asked is how to lose weight after pregnancy. After all, your body has undergone a lot of changes, and now you are ready to get your pre-baby weight back.
Don’t turn to diets
This might seem like the first thing you want to do to lose weight, but trust us, avoiding your favorite foods while also feeling stressed out about your new duties as a mom could actually cause you to gain more weight. So nix those diet fads altogether and opt for a nutritious, balanced meal full of lean proteins, fibrous vegetables and fruits, and whole grains.
We also don’t recommend reducing your caloric intact below 1,800 calories, particularly if you are breastfeeding. If you have questions about how to maintain a healthy diet, don’t hesitate to turn to your OBGYN in Alpharetta, GA.
Choose nutrient-packed foods
As a new mom you want to feed your body nourishing foods that will keep you feeling satisfied and energized. Turn to “super foods” like fish, which contain an omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA. DHA is most frequently found in salmon, sardines and canned tuna.
Besides adding more fish to your diet, low-fat milk and yogurt are also great sources of calcium, which can help you maintain strong bones. And for good sources of protein and fiber stick to beans or lean meats like chicken, which are also low in fat. If you're concerned about how to nourish your body after giving birth, talk to your Alpharetta OBGYN.
While some studies do suggest that breastfeeding can help you return to your pre-baby weight faster, these results are still inconclusive. We do know that breastfeeding is a great way to provide the proper nutrients your little one needs, and it allows mom an extra 300 calories a day. Just make sure to make wise food choices when it comes to using those 300 extra calories.
Drinking enough water not only nixes cravings, but could possibly speed up your metabolism. One easy way to determine how much water you need each day is to drink half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound you weigh.
This is an important time for both you and your newborn. Turn to Complete Women’s Healthcare to address all your health concerns. We are here for you!
Our Suwanee area Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Kasparek, Shares Information on Premature Babies
- Eliminate the bad – quit smoking, drinking or using drugs.
- Watch your weight – gaining too much weight during pregnancy can increase your chances of developing gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Gaining too little weight can also pose a risk for your pregnancy.
- Take prenatal vitamins – not only will that one pill a day enhance your overall health, it will also help your growing baby. It will also improve your chances of carrying full term.
- Eat well and often – maintaining a well balanced diet is good for you, your baby and your pregnancy. Getting the right mix of nutrients can help prevent preterm labor.
- Drink your water – getting the recommended eight glasses of fluids a day will help keep you hydrated, which also increases your odds up keeping your baby put because dehydration can lead to premature contractions.
- Be good to your gums – preventative dental care is one of your first, and best, lines of defense in preventing preterm labor, which can be triggered by gum disease.