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Early Pregnancy

Progressive Care For Women -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Progressive Care For Women

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Downtown Chicago, IL

Prenatal care is essential throughout your pregnancy to ensure both you and your baby are healthy throughout. The experienced gynecological team at Progressive Care for Women, located in downtown Chicago, offers early pregnancy exam and counseling for a healthy start to your pregnancy. To schedule an appointment with the kind and caring team, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Early Pregnancy Q & A

What is early pregnancy?

Early pregnancy refers to the first few months of your gestation. During these early months, your baby undergoes crucial development, including the formation of all its body organs.

The experienced team at Progressive Care for Women focus on women’s gynecological health, but offer early pregnancy exams and counseling so you can get the essential care you need during the first few months of your pregnancy.

What can I expect during early pregnancy care?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for early pregnancy care. During your visit, your specialist:

  • Confirms that you’re pregnant
  • Reviews your personal medical and surgical history
  • Reviews your family and paternal history
  • Conducts a physical and pelvic exam
  • Runs urine and blood tests

Your specialist also tests for sexually transmitted diseases that may affect your baby. Depending on your medical history, genetic testing may also be recommended to screen for various genetic traits such as sickle cell anemia or cystic fibrosis.

If you’re experiencing any first trimester symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting, that affect your ability to carry out your daily activities, your specialist makes recommendations to help ease your symptoms.

Your specialist then spends a great deal of time going over your pregnancy, what to expect, and how to keep you and your baby healthy throughout this special time. Your specialist at Progressive Care for Women can also refer you to an obstetrician to provide ongoing prenatal and delivery care.

During your early pregnancy evaluation, your specialist encourages you to share your concerns and ask questions so you can get the answers you need to alleviate any stress.

Should I seek gynecology care before I get pregnant?

Yes. You should undergo a preconception examination at least three months prior to your attempts at getting pregnant. The women’s health experts at Progressive Care for Women offer preconception care and perform thorough evaluations that assess your health before you get pregnant.

Based on your health and lifestyle, your specialist provides an individualized treatment plan to ensure a healthier pregnancy from conception.

Pregnancy is an exciting, life-changing event and it’s important that you start prenatal care early to monitor you and your baby’s health. To schedule an early pregnancy evaluation, call Progressive Care for Women today or book an appointment online.