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As you enter different stages of your life, you may start contemplating the idea of starting a family. Pregnancy is a different journey for each person, but you want to make sure that you understand what you can expect in this process and understand that you have help along the way. Dr. Leslie Masiky and Dr. Aliya Poshni at Potomac OB-GYN in Rockville, MD, can explain the basics of pregnancy and what you can expect during this experience.
What to Expect During Pregnancy
When you’re getting ready to conceive, it’s important to plan a visit with your obstetrician in Rockville, MD, so that you know what to expect during your pregnancy and so that you have all the tools to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Your doctor will be able to examine you and take a look at your medical history to see if you’re in danger of having a high-risk pregnancy. This can give you a better idea of what your pregnancy may be like and you can ask any questions and raise any concerns you may have.
During the first trimester, you’ll start having genetic testing done. You can also have the viability of the pregnancy checked and find out your due date! As you enter your second trimester, you’ll be able to find out the gender and take a more comprehensive look at your baby’s organ development. This is also the time that you can start looking for a pediatrician.
Once you enter the third trimester, you should expect to see your obstetrician on a regular basis as you prepare for delivery. Until then, you should be sure to relax and follow all instructions from your doctor to ensure that your delivery is easy and goes smoothly.
Contact Your Doctor Today
Pregnancy can be overwhelming but is also a beautiful and joyous time. Contact Dr. Leslie Masiky and Dr. Aliya Poshni at Potomac OB-GYN in Rockville, MD, to find out what you can expect during your pregnancy. Call for more information today at (301) 654-2275.
Our prenatal team is here to support your healthy, happy pregnancy.
We know that are so many things to think about and decisions to make when you find out you are pregnant and while choosing the color of the nursery and which car seat to get are certainly some of the decisions you’ll have to make, you’ll also need to make choices regarding your medical care. Our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs Dr. Leslie Masiky and Dr. Aliya Poshni can guide you through your pregnancy, providing care, treatment, testing, and support every step of the way.
Turning to Our OBGYNS During Pregnancy
Throughout your pregnancy, you’ll need to turn to our Rockville, MD, OBGYNs regularly for checkups. These checkups will allow us to monitor and track your baby’s growth and development and make sure tis also healthy. Your OBGYN will be the primary doctor you’ll see for the duration of your pregnancy. For the first two trimesters, you’ll only need to come in occasionally; however, you will come in far more regularly in your third trimester or if you are a high-risk pregnancy. Our OBGYNs can,
- Perform specific tests, including genetic testing
- Conduct physical examinations, ultrasounds and bloodwork to look for certain conditions that may develop during a woman’s pregnancy
- Provide support, advice and recommendations regarding everything from diet and exercise to sleep and mood swings
- Monitoring your baby to protect against complications and to catch problems early
Turning to our OBGYNs During Labor and Delivery
Along with turning to our OBGYN throughout your pregnancy, they will also be there when it comes to for you to have your baby. Your OBGYN will provide care before, during and after your baby arrives. We will discuss your labor and delivery plan during your prenatal visits, including whom you wish to be in the room for the delivery and the pain management you would prefer.
Our OBGYNs will continue to monitor both you and your baby through the delivery process to ensure no complications. Even once your bundle of joy is born, we will still provide postpartum care for the mother for up to six weeks after giving birth.
It's important to have a prenatal care team you trust to provide you and your unborn child with the best support and care throughout your pregnancy and childbirth. Turn to Potomac OBGYN for all of your prenatal needs. You can call us during office hours at (301) 569-6301 or during off-hours or emergencies at (240) 790-1725.
Improving your nutrition while you're pregnant helps you and your baby stay healthy. Your OB/GYNs at Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC in Rockville, MD, can help you make the best nutritional choices and offer support, advice, and treatment for all of your pregnancy needs.
Eating for two in Rockville, MD?
Although you'll definitely need to increase the number of calories you eat every day, you won't need to double your usual intake of food. In fact, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends adding 340 calories during the second trimester and a little more during the third trimester. Twin pregnancies require an additional 600 calories daily, while you'll need 900 more calories if you're having triplets, according to the ACOG.
What good nutrition during pregnancy looks like
Avoiding or limiting sugary treats, caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, fried and processed foods is a good start if you're pregnant. Focus on:
- Fruits and Vegetables: Fresh or frozen fruits and a selection of healthy vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, beans, asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, greens, peppers, and tomatoes, offer tasty, healthy meal choices.
- Healthy Carbohydrates: When you visit a Rockville, MD, grocery store, purchase healthier carbohydrates, like potatoes, peas, winter squash, and corn. Choose whole-grain bread, pasta, bagels, and muffins, and substitute brown rice for white rice.
- Lean Protein: Skinless poultry, lean beef, fish, lentils, peanut butter, hummus, tofu, low-fat yogurt, and cheese are good sources of protein.
At mealtime, fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruit, 1/4 with carbohydrates, and 1/4 with protein. Cook with healthier fats, like olive oil, canola oil, or grapeseed oil.
While you're pregnant, avoid undercooked fish and uncooked sushi, hot dogs, luncheon meats (unless they're heated), raw eggs or meat, unpasteurized milk, and fish that's high in mercury, including swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tilefish. If you like tuna, eat no more than six ounces per week.
What about vitamins?
During pregnancy, you'll need extra minerals and vitamins. Although eating a healthy diet is important, you may not get all of the nutrients you need through your diet alone. Taking prenatal vitamins that include B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and choline, is a simple way to give your baby the best possible start.
A healthy pregnancy starts with regular visits to your Rockville, MD, OB/GYNs at Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC. Call them at (301) 569-6301 to schedule an appointment.
A high-risk pregnancy involves health conditions and pregnancy outcomes of the mother, the baby, or both. At Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC in Rockville, MD, our four board-certified OB/GYN physicians consider each pregnancy vitally important. They take special care of moms and babies who present with concerning medical factors and conditions. Learn more about high-risk pregnancy from the experts.
You and your pregnancy
Each patient, along with her baby and pregnancy, is unique. At Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC in Rockville, our professional team encourages counseling and medical care even before you conceive so you're well-informed on any pre-existing conditions or risks a pregnancy could pose.
Once you are pregnant, you'll be followed through the 40 gestational weeks with in-office check-ups, blood work, ultrasound testing, and more. The doctors meticulously track fetal development and health, present you with delivery options and educate you on the labor process, postpartum care, and breastfeeding.
What makes a pregnancy high risk?
There are many factors that lead your doctor to consider your pregnancy high-risk. They include:
- Pre-existing maternal health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, lupus, HIV-infection or other STDs, anxiety, and depression, chronic kidney disease, history of pre-term labor or miscarriage
- Maternal age (17 and younger or 35 and older)
- Genetic factors or developmental defects in the baby
- Carrying twins or multiples
- Alcohol, drug or tobacco usage
What you should do
Every mom--high-risk or not--should keep all schedule appointments at Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC. Be sure to exercise and eat nutritiously. Ask for help with substance abuse issues. Contact your health care provider with any concerns or questions which may arise during your pregnancy.
If you are high-risk, you will deliver in a hospital, not at a birth center or at home. Your physician will prepare you for any possible delivery complications, such as pre-term labor, or the need for induction or C-section. Also, the doctor will inform you of how your baby will be cared for in case of complications.
Help is here
At Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC in Rockville, expect exceptional care throughout your pregnancy. If you're high-risk, we provide accurate medical care and emotional support for excellent patient outcomes for moms and babies. Contact us for more information: (301) 569-6301.
Finding out you're pregnant is exciting, and the doctors at Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC in Rockville and serving the Montgomery County area, know this. That's why they like to set milestones. It's a great way to monitor the health of the mother and baby.
Preconception counseling helps doctors create a comprehensive treatment plan for you and your baby. The Rockville and Montgomery County area doctors will go over your family's medical history to identify risk factors and/or pre-existing medical conditions for your specialized treatment plan. They will also adjust any medications you're already taking, recommend routine tests and provide vitamin supplements prior to conception.
There is a list to complete in order to start out your pregnancy experience smooth sailing:
- A standardized panel of lab work and tests
- Ultrasound exam to confirm pregnancy viability and confirm due date
- Specialized screening tests such as genetic testing.
- Answering any questions you may have about prenatal care
The second trimester involves the following tests and exciting news:
- A 20-week ultrasound, to monitor the baby’s development and a look at the baby’s gender.
- A discussion about prenatal classes and classes on how to care for your newborn.
- Another set of labs including a screen for gestational diabetes that should be conducted between 24 and 28 weeks.
- Registering at the hospital for your delivery and looking into pediatricians if you don’t already have one.
The bundle of joy is on their way and that means more visits to our office. During the third trimester we will:
- Review the precautions you need to take and when to call us with any symptoms or problems.
- Do another routine test of Group B Strep culture.
- Evaluate your cervix as your due date nears.
- Discuss your delivery plans for anesthesia among other concerns you might have.
For more information on Obstetrics and pregnancy care in the Rockville, MD and Montgomery County area call Potomac Ob Gyn, LLC at (301) 569-6301