As a newly pregnant woman, you likely have a lot on your mind. When you go in for your first appointment with your OBGYN during your pregnancy, you’ll have some questions that you want answered. Having Dr. Ahmadinia explain some things to you and offer advice at the time of your initial visit helps set the tone for your pregnancy because you’ll know what to expect while you’re expecting and also causes for alarm that requires immediate medical attention.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know What the Doctor Knows
Knowledge truly is power. It gives you the foundation needed to experience a happy, healthy pregnancy. By avoiding risky behavior and replacing bad habits with good ones, you eliminate some of the challenges you could face during your pregnancy.
Here are some things you’ll want to ask your OBGYN on your very first visit while pregnant:
- How much weight do you expect me to gain?
- How quickly will I gain pregnancy weight?
- Is there anything I should be concerned about given my medical history?
- What types of screenings and exams are required for a healthy pregnancy?
- Do you have a diet I can follow?
- Should I be exercising? If so, how much?
- Can I still have sex while pregnant?
- What about dying my hair or getting a massage? Can I do these things?
- Are the meds I’m taking currently safe for my baby?
- Should I take a prenatal vitamin?
- How often should I be seeing you and members of my healthcare team?
These questions serve as a starting point for you and your OBGYN to discuss. Dr. Ahmadinia is always happy to share what he knows with you. He knows that by empowering his patients with knowledge, women are more likely to take better care of their health and avoid risky behaviors while pregnant.
Arm Yourself with the Knowledge Needed to Have a Healthy Pregnancy
Now that you know which questions to ask Dr. Ahmadinia, your first appointment will go so much smoother. You’ll get over your nerves and allow the doctor’s knowledge and years of experience sink in. You’ll receive the answers that you seek so you can take charge of your health and the health of your unborn baby.