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.

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We often say that if you already have an existing exercise regime in place that you should continue. However, if you are planning on starting a new exercise program than you will want to talk to your Suwanee obstetrician first to make sure it’s safe. Also, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends staying away from both extreme and contact sports while pregnant.

Can I have caffeine?

While we don’t know the effects caffeine has on the baby during pregnancy, we do recommend limiting your caffeine consumption to less than 200 milligrams per day (about two home-brewed cups of coffee).

Is it safe to travel?

You are allowed to travel on domestic flights up until you’re about 36 weeks; however, if you are planning on taking an international trip, talk to us about whether it’s safe to travel. Since pregnant women are more likely to develop blood clots, we recommend wearing compression stockings and also moving around as much as possible while in flight.

Can I still color my hair while I’m pregnant?

While not much is known about how hair dyes affect pregnancy we do know that when these dyes are on your scalp, a trace amount is absorbed into your system. We may advise waiting until your first trimester is over to begin coloring your hair. We also recommend wearing gloves while handling dyes and to follow the directions exactly to prevent complications.

How often should I see my obstetrician?

Your Suwanee obstetrician will choose how often you should come in for prenatal visits; however, you should expect to come in monthly in the very beginning. By the end of the pregnancy you may be making weekly appointments. Also, if there are any complications that arise, you may be seeing us more frequently.

How many ultrasounds will I have?

The first trimester ultrasound will be performed to confirm your pregnancy and also pinpoint your due date. At about 18 to 20 weeks we will perform a second ultrasound to check the health and development of the fetus. When necessary, we may perform more ultrasounds; however, in most normal pregnancies, additional ultrasounds are not necessary.
These are only some of the extensive list of questions you may have regarding your pregnancy. If you have more questions, you can always schedule an appointment with your Suwanee obstetrician. We are here to make your pregnancy a little easier!

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