Dr. Ronen OB/GYN
OB/GYNs located in Houston, TX
Pregnancy Q & A
What should I do if I think I’m pregnant?
Whether this is the news you’ve been waiting for or it comes out of the blue, the first step is to confirm your pregnancy and discuss a care plan with Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen. They talk you through the practical considerations involved and helps you plan how you wish to proceed. They will arrange the tests and routine procedures required to keep you and your baby healthy throughout the pregnancy.
What happens if I’m pregnant?
To ensure the healthy development of your baby and to keep you fit and well throughout the pregnancy, you attend regular checkups with Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen. They complete a physical exam and look at every aspect of your current health, checking your heart, skin, and breasts. They even check your teeth to make sure you don’t need dental treatment, as tooth and gum diseases can cause complications in the pregnancy.
Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen may do screening tests for STDs, as they can cause developmental problems and infections in the newborn. They may want to check glandular function, for example ensuring your thyroid gland is working correctly.
Lab tests Dr. Ronen might request include:
- Hepatitis B
- Complete blood count
- HIV testing
There are additional tests that are appropriate for patients who are at an increased risk, for example checking for diabetes or infections such as tuberculosis and hepatitis C. Women with pets might wish to have toxoplasmosis screening, and if there’s any family history of genetic problems or diseases, testing and genetic counseling help prepare you for the chance your baby might inherit the condition.
Do I need to change my lifestyle if I’m pregnant?
Healthy women can carry on with their normal routine during pregnancy, and Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen advise whether it’s safe to continue with sports or other activities in your case. They also discuss good nutrition, how to exercise, and taking supplements such as folic acid.
Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen advise you of any precautions you need to take, such as avoiding certain types of foods because they can cause diseases that pose a high risk to pregnancies.
There’s so much to think about when you find out you’re pregnant, but all you need to do is visit Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen for a checkup and follow their advice on caring for yourself through your pregnancy. Having Dr. Itai Ronen and Dr. Pinky Ronen there to support you every step of the way removes a great deal of stress, and you can be sure you’re doing the best for you and your baby.
If you think you might be pregnant, call Dr. Ronen OB/GYN today or book an appointment online.
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