Pregnancy

Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Ocean, NJ & Howell, NJ

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in any woman’s life, and the expert team at Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates in Ocean and Howell, New Jersey, is available to help walk you through yours. From testing and prenatal care to high-risk pregnancy care, the OB/GYN team strives to make your pregnancy as healthy and comfortable as possible. Call or book an appointment online today for more information.

Pregnancy Q & A

How do I know if I’m pregnant?

The first warning signs that you are pregnant include:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea and vomiting (morning sickness)
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Spotting
  • Hip and back pain (later in pregnancy)
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

If you think you may be pregnant, contact an Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates health care provider right away to seek prenatal care.

What can I expect from my pregnancy?

Your pregnancy breaks down into three trimesters, in which your baby hits exciting new milestones.

First trimester (weeks 1 to 12)

During the first trimester, your baby’s spinal cord, brain, and other organs begin to develop in the womb. Your baby’s heart also starts beating just a few weeks after you conceive. While you may not experience noticeable weight gain, back pain, or heartburn throughout these first few weeks of pregnancy, the risk of morning sickness, as well as miscarriage, is higher during this time.

Second trimester (weeks 13 to 27)

In your second trimester, your Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates doctor performs ultrasound scans to check on your baby’s anatomical development. They look for any potential developmental abnormalities and may also tell the sex of your baby if you wanted to know.

Third trimester (weeks 13 to 40)

The final stretch of pregnancy is often the most exciting and least comfortable of your 40 weeks. During this time, your weight gain begins to accelerate rapidly compared to your first two trimesters, increasing your risk of pregnancy symptoms like heartburn, back pain, hip pain, and insomnia. As your due date approaches, you may experience swelling and pelvic discomfort. Your baby’s bones are fully formed during this time, and they can also open and close their eyes.

How does my doctor monitor my pregnancy?

The Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates team is available to answer all your pregnancy-related questions and help create an individualized prenatal care plan for you that includes:

  • Routine visits
  • Regular ultrasound scans and tests
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Diet and lifestyle changes
  • Exercise routine appropriate for each individual patient

If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, your health care provider creates a pregnancy and birth plan that best suits your unique needs, ensuring you and your baby remain as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy, labor, and birth.

The team is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center in New Jersey, offering their high-risk patients two convenient options to deliver.

For the best prenatal care and delivery possible, call Ocean Obstetric & Gynecologic Associates or schedule a consultation online today.

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