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By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
August 06, 2020
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Pregnancy   First Pregnancy  

Being pregnant can be a thrilling, but slightly scary experience. Your body goes through various changes as it grows the new life inside you. Many of these changes occur before you're even aware you are pregnant. Visiting your obstetrician for a healthy pregnancy in Ridgewood, NJ, is an essential component of prenatal care. Dr. Eric Bentolila and Dr. Jacqueline Saitta provide a wide range of OB/GYN services to help you before, during and after pregnancy. Read on to learn what to expect when you are pregnant for the first time.

Nausea with or without Vomiting

Commonly referred to as morning sickness, some pregnant women experience nausea with or without vomiting. Although it's called morning sickness, it can occur at any time of day. It typically begins during the fourth week of pregnancy and ends around the 12th week. Some women experience morning sickness throughout the majority of their pregnancy.

Tender or Swollen Breasts

Changes in your hormone levels may make your breasts swollen and sore. When your body grows accustomed to these hormonal changes, you will probably feel less discomfort.

Frequent Urination

If you're pregnant, you'll probably find yourself going to the bathroom more than usual. This is because your body begins to produce more blood when you are pregnant. As a result, your kidneys process more fluid. This fluid makes its way to your bladder, causing frequent urination.

Fatigue

As a pregnant woman, you may feel tired because of hormonal changes. The extra blood your body produces transports nutrients to your unborn child. Your blood pressure and blood sugar levels lower. Increased levels of progesterone also contribute to your fatigue. All of these factors play a role in your need for extra sleep.

Emotions

Hormonal fluctuations bring a host of physical changes in pregnant women, but they cause emotional changes as well. You may experience joy and excitement at the prospect of becoming a new mom, but you may also feel nervous and frightened of childbirth and the life changes that will occur once your baby is born. You may also deal with irritability or forgetfulness.

Schedule Your Appointment

Regular appointments with your OB/GYN when you are experiencing pregnancy in Ridgewood, NJ, will help you ensure the health and safety of you and your unborn child. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Eric Bentolila or Dr. Jacqueline Saitta so that you can receive quality prenatal care that will help you maintain a healthy pregnancy. Schedule your appointment with us today by calling our Ridgewood location at 201-447-1700 or our Bayonne location at 201-447-0467.

By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
October 01, 2018
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Pregnancy  

Pregnancy can be both an exciting and overwhelming time, whether it is your first time or you have already given birth before. EveryPregnancy Announcement pregnancy is different, and getting the prenatal services and care that are right for you is the first step in a safe and healthy pregnancy. Dr. Eric Bentolila in Ridgewood, NJ, offers obstetrics and gynecology care for every stage of pregnancy and after delivery.

Prenatal and Pregnancy Services in Ridgewood, NJ

The first thing you should do when you find out that you are pregnant is to schedule an OBGYN appointment. The sooner you begin your prenatal care, the better. Every stage of pregnancy is different and requires different types of screenings and tests for both you and your developing baby. Prenatal care is especially important in the first trimester.

In addition to health exams and screenings, your OBGYN will help you make a nutritional plan, and help you make any necessary lifestyle adjustments to help you stay as healthy and comfortable throughout your pregnancy as possible. Prenatal care also covers counseling services and helps to prepare expectant mothers and families for the different stages of pregnancy, as well as what to expect one the baby (or babies) have arrived.

High Risk Pregnancies

If your pregnancy is considered high risk, prenatal care is even more important. Some of the factors that make a pregnancy high risk include:

  • Age (teen pregnancies or women over age 35)
  • Pregnant with multiples
  • Being obese or underweight
  • History of pregnancy complications
  • Existing health conditions such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, cancer, or high blood pressure (discuss any health issues or concerns you may have with the OBGYN as soon as possible)

In some cases, even pregnancies that are not considered high risk can become high risk, the most common causes being gestational diabetes or preeclampsia, which develop in utero. This is another reason why it is important to maintain prenatal care throughout the duration of your pregnancy.

Find an OBGYN in Ridgewood, NJ

To learn more about prenatal care and services at every stage of pregnancy, contact our office by calling (201) 447-1700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bentolila today.

By Eric Bentolila MD, PA
June 12, 2017
Category: OBGYN
Tags: Pregnancy  

How your obstetrician in Ridgewood, New Jersey, can helppregnancy

Congratulations! You’re going to have a baby! It’s an exciting time for everyone and there are many wonderful milestones along the way. Dr. Eric Bentolila in Ridgewood, New Jersey, wants to introduce you to pregnancy milestones you will experience.

As you pass through the first trimester of pregnancy, you may experience morning sickness, sensitivity to smells and certain foods, and other less-than-wonderful issues. This is all perfectly normal. It is during the first trimester that you may have an ultrasound, the first look at your baby. Also during this first three months, you will be able to hear your baby’s heartbeat.

During the second trimester, unpleasant issues like morning sickness should lessen or disappear. When you are about 20 weeks pregnant, you will have an ultrasound to see your baby’s development. You may also find out the gender of your baby. You will feel your baby’s first kicks, an exciting time!

It is during your third trimester that your baby’s growth will increase the most. You may feel uncomfortable moving around and may have back pain. During this time, Dr. Bentolila will discuss the birth and issues including anesthesia and delivery, and answer any questions you may have.

During your pregnancy, Dr. Bentolila will provide a wide range of services to ensure you and your baby are healthy. You can benefit from:

  • Prenatal and pregnancy screenings
  • Prenatal care and nutritional counseling
  • Ultrasounds and blood tests
  • Labor and delivery care
  • Follow-up care and postpartum counseling

When you are pregnant, you should plan on visiting Dr. Bentolila every three to four weeks during the first few months. As your pregnancy progresses, you will see him more frequently, and see him every week as the birth nears.

Pregnancy care is a vital part of ensuring health for you and your baby. You deserve to enjoy every milestone of your pregnancy and Dr. Bentolila can help. You deserve the peace-of-mind that great pregnancy care can bring. For more information about pregnancy milestones and care during your pregnancy, call Dr. Eric Bentolila in Ridgewood, New Jersey, today!