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Pregnancy Specialist

Ganesh OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Boynton Beach, FL

Pregnancy is an exciting time for a mom-to-be but can bring a mix of emotions. Selva Ganesh, MD, FACOG, and Dervi Ganesh-Baluyot, MD, FACOG, at Ganesh OBGYN, take a personalized approach to pregnancy, knowing each mom-to-be has a unique experience. The OBGYN practice has been providing pregnancy care since 1975 and provides patient-centered, compassionate care. For pregnancy care focused on you, call the office in Boynton Beach, Florida, or schedule an appointment online today.

Pregnancy Q&A

What is pregnancy?

Pregnancy refers to the period you grow a baby in your uterus. Typically, pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks or nine months. Your pregnancy starts on the first day of your last menstrual period and ends when you give birth.

Though your body goes through many changes throughout the entire 40 weeks of pregnancy, your provider at Ganesh OBGYN divides your pregnancy into three parts or trimesters:

  • First trimester — week one to 12
  • Second trimester — week 13 to 28
  • Third trimester — week 29 to 40

Your provider uses your trimesters as a guide for care.

When do I need pregnancy care?

When you start pregnancy care depends on your medical and gynecological history. If you think you’re pregnant, contact Ganesh OBGYN to schedule your first appointment. 

For a normal pregnancy, you schedule your first prenatal care appointment about eight weeks after your last menstrual period. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or symptoms of concern (such as cramping or vaginal bleeding), your first prenatal appointment could be sooner. 

What happens during pregnancy care?

No pregnancy is like another, and what happens during your pregnancy care may be different from what happens with other moms-to-be. The women’s health experts at Ganesh OBGYN specialize in obstetrics, and you can expect patient-focused care.

During your first prenatal visit, your provider spends a lot of time talking to you about your medical history, gynecological history, and family history. They also want to know your partner’s medical and family history. 

Your provider:

  • Measures your blood pressure and heart rate
  • Checks your height and weight
  • Confirms pregnancy
  • Estimates due date
  • Performs a physical and pelvic exam
  • Runs lab work

Then your provider talks to you about your pregnancy and answers all of your questions, and schedules your follow-up appointment.

Regular prenatal care throughout your pregnancy ensures you and your baby stay healthy throughout your 40 weeks together. 

What types of tests do I need during pregnancy?

There are a number of routine tests you need throughout your pregnancy. Common tests include:

  • Blood type and Rh factor
  • Genetic testing
  • Pap smear
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Glucose screening tests for gestational diabetes
  • Ultrasound testing to evaluate your baby and your uterus
  • Group B streptococcus (GBS)

These tests screen for conditions that might complicate your pregnancy. 

At Ganesh OBGYN, pregnancy care centers around you and your needs. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.