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By Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine
March 09, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: pregnancy  

Care during every stage of your pregnancy

You're pregnant and you are wondering what kind of medical care you need and when you need it. The truth is medical care is vital to your health and the health of your baby during every stage of your pregnancy. You need the help and expertise of a maternal-fetal pregnancymedical specialist like Dr. Robert Naef III at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. He can give you the help and support you need during all stages of your pregnancy.

Ideally, you should be practicing healthy habits including not smoking or drinking alcohol and avoiding potentially toxic chemicals or other substances. Taking 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid daily is also critical for the health of you and your baby.

Dr. Naef wants you to know how often to stop in and visit him during your pregnancy. In the first six months of your pregnancy, you should be visiting Dr. Naef at least once per month. In the seventh and eighth months of your pregnancy, you should be visiting Dr. Naef at least once every two weeks. During your ninth month of pregnancy, come in and visit Dr. Naef once per week.

During your visits with Dr.Naef, he may do a few routine tests and screenings including checking for anemia, checking your blood pressure and your weight gain. He will also be monitoring your baby’s growth and heart rate. He may suggest changes to your diet and exercise routine and other aspects of your general health and the health of your baby.

If Dr. Naef determines you might have a high-risk pregnancy, he will use his state-of-the-art technology including 3D ultrasound to provide the most accurate imaging of your baby in the uterus to check for abnormalities. He may also suggest amniocentesis to check for any serious genetic issues. For more information on diagnostic techniques used by Dr. Naef, please refer to the services page on his website http://www.mississippimfm.com.

You and your baby deserve the very best care available before, during and after your pregnancy. Having a baby is one of the most joyful and memorable experiences in your life, and you want to be sure you are doing everything right. You need the help and support of an expert during this important time in your life. Don’t wait! Call Dr. Robert Naef III at Mississippi Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Jackson, Mississippi. Take care of yourself and your baby. Call today!