How your OBGYN doctors in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ, can help during your pregnancy
If you are pregnant, it’s only natural to be concerned about your health. You want to make sure you and your baby have a happy, healthy delivery. Your OBGYN doctor is here to help you enjoy your pregnancy.
Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta provide a wide range of obstetrics and gynecology services, including pregnancy care. They have two convenient locations in Ridgewood, and Bayonne, NJ, to help you.
One of the most important ways your OBGYN doctor can help you is to determine whether you might be a high-risk pregnancy case. You may be at high-risk if you:
- Are 35 years old or older
- Have a family history of high-risk pregnancies
- Are expecting multiple births with this pregnancy
- Have underlying medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease
There are three distinct stages of pregnancy, known as trimesters. Your needs during each trimester will change as you prepare to give birth.
During the first trimester, your OBGYN doctor will order lab tests to make sure you are healthy and that you are getting the nutrients you need. This is also the time to have your first ultrasound, to provide a tentative due date.
During the second trimester, your OBGYN doctor will order a second ultrasound at around 20 weeks to check development and the gender of your baby. You will be screened for gestational diabetes when you are between 24 and 28 weeks.
During your third trimester, your OBGYN doctor will see you more frequently to check your cervix as you get closer to giving birth. This is an excellent time to talk about anesthesia, your hospital stay, and other concerns.
To learn more about how your OBGYN doctors can help during your pregnancy, call Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta. You can reach them in their Ridgewood, NJ, office by calling (201) 447-1700, or in Bayonne, NJ, by calling (201) 447-0467, so call now.