Labor Contractions

Do You Have a Birth Plan?

At Reza Ahmadinia OBGYN, we recommend that expectant mothers in the High Desert region create a birth plan to share with their medical care team. A birth plan is an outline of the desires and wishes of the mother during her labor, delivery and postpartum experience. It is beneficial for Apple Valley women to develop a birth plan during their pregnancy, because it helps ensure that everyone who is taking care of her and her […]

March 27th, 2015|OBGYN News|

Preparing for Labor

As a woman nears her due date, it’s time to start preparing for labor and delivery. While a woman’s pregnancy is estimated to last for about 40 weeks, it’s important to remember that a baby can come a few weeks early or a couple weeks late. Continue reading “Preparing for Labor” »

January 30th, 2015|OBGYN News|

What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

Pregnant women in the High Desert region often report that they experience discomfort in their abdominal area or a tight feeling around their uterus every once in a while during their pregnancy. Many Apple Valley patients are startled to find out that these sensations are actually contractions — but they are not the kind that are dilating the cervix and preparing the body for delivery.

Known as Braxton Hicks contractions, these uterine contractions are simply preparing […]

July 31st, 2014|OBGYN News|