Congratulations on your pregnancy and welcome to Aurora Women’s Health.
While being pregnant can be a trying and often times uncomfortable experience, there are moments when being pregnant feels so magical and thrilling that we never want it to end. One thing is for certain: there’s no other experience in life like it.
You should start taking care of yourself before you start trying to get pregnant. This is called preconception health.
Diagnosis of pregnancy and knowledge of normal findings associated with early pregnancy are common issues in the medical care of reproductive-age women.
If you did not meet with your health care provider before your were pregnant. Your first prenatal visit will generally be around 8 weeks after your LMP (last menstrual period). “If this applies to you, you should schedule a prenatal visit as soon as you know you are pregnant.”
A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are potential complications that could effect the mother, the baby, or both. High-risk pregnancies require management by a specialist to help ensure the best outcome for the mother and baby.
A vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC) is the delivery of a baby through the vagina in a woman who previously had a cesarean, or C-section.
No one has to tell you that when you become a dad, your life is forever changed.
Although some fathers are able to invest emotionally in their children during their partner’s pregnancy, for others, it’s only when their child is born that they really start to have a relationship with it. Everybody becomes a father in their own way!