You have just found out you are pregnant, and you are overwhelmed with excitement. There are so many things to do and plan for, but first things first. That means schedule your first prenatal visit with Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates! To help you prepare for that all important visit, here are some pertinent topics to discuss during your first prenatal visit.
Share your medical history regarding illnesses, chronic issues, and allergies.
In addition, be able to address the following:
Find out how much weight you can gain to remain healthy based on your current BMI.
Normally if you are at a healthy weight, it is recommended you gain 25 – 30 pounds. If you’re underweight, weight gain should be close to 30 pounds, and if you are overweight or obese, you should be careful to only gain 11 – 20 pounds.
If you keep healthy by eating right and exercising, Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates will probably tell you to continue. If you don’t currently have an exercise plan, you will be encouraged to begin one. There are many benefits to exercising during pregnancy.
There are some medical conditions that can put extra stress on your body during pregnancy. Diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, seizures, and thyroid anomalies can all affect you and your pregnancy.
Inform Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates if you have had any problems with anesthesia or antibiotics.
What you really want to know is WHEN you can expect your little one.
During this visit there will be a thorough examination, blood tests, PAP smear, and measurements to determine your due date.
The first prenatal visit is the first step on your journey to a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Contact Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates at (404) 355-0320, or request an appointment online, if you would like to schedule your first prenatal visit.