At Total Woman Healthcare, P.A., we care for women’s needs in a trustworthy, professional environment. We dedicate our services to bring excellent care during pregnancy, labor, and delivery with the most exceptional medical team. We’re here to support you and your pregnancy, and our maternity professionals will help you learn the necessary lifestyle changes during this period and give you complementary services to help you deliver your child into the world.
What is Pregnancy?
As a medical term, pregnancy occurs when the fetus develops inside the woman’s uterus. It occurs when a man’s sperm fertilizes a woman’s egg through either sexual intercourse or through an IVF, or in vitro fertilization. Both of these methods can produce a pregnancy, and the development of the fetus usually lasts about 40 weeks or just over nine months measured from the last menstrual period to delivery.
What You Need to Know
Signs of Pregnancy
For women not expecting pregnancies, or are attempting to get pregnant, there are various signs to look for during the first few weeks after intercourse, including:
Morning sickness (nausea/vomiting)
Dark pigmentation around the nipples
The Benefits of Pregnancy Services:
For women who have become pregnant, receiving prenatal services can provide you and your family with numerous benefits over the course of your trimesters. With maternity care, you’ll be able to receive:
Support for preconception counseling
Health tips for optimal baby health
Preparing for delivery
Post-delivery support and advice
Some Questions about Pregnancy
How accurate is the at-home pregnancy test?
At-home pregnancy tests can yield up to 99% accuracy, but have to be taken under the right circumstances. At-home pregnancy tests can expire due to the chemicals used to detect hCG levels in urine. The test can also be taken too early due to anxiety and stress. More accurate readings occur when the test is taken just a few days after the missed period date and during the morning when hCG levels are at its highest.
Will I have spotting during my pregnancy?
Many women spot during early pregnancy and are considered a normal effect during the first trimester. In fact, about 30% of women experience spotting during their pregnancy. If you’re worried, speak to your doctor and notify them of this change.
How do I know if I will have a vaginal birth?
Vaginal births are difficult to predict because they depend on the immediate circumstances of the delivery. Your doctor won’t know whether you need a c-section until you go into labor.
How We Can Help With Pregnancy
Our healthcare benefits will be able to guide you through all aspects of your pregnancy and ensure you have an incredible journey. As you prepare to meet your new child, we’re here to help give you the care and support needed for a happy, healthy pregnancy. We’ll help answer your questions, give you resources and checklists through every stage, and give you a positive experience at our clinic for pregnancy care.