If you’re pregnant and want a caring team of health specialists to guide you, visit TriState OBGYN PC in Memphis, Tennessee. Stephen Ehiremen, MD, is a board-certified OBGYN with 20 years of experience in caring for pregnant women. Whether this is your first baby, you have a high-risk pregnancy, or you already have children, Dr. Ehiremen offers compassionate, dedicated care. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.
During your prenatal visits, Dr. Ehiremen will perform routine testing, including:
Your first visit will include all routine testing plus a full physical exam, blood testing, and possibly a breast and pelvic exam.
Your first prenatal visit should typically take place between weeks 5-8 of your pregnancy. After your first prenatal visit, you should continue to have checkups once a month until week 28. After week 28, you should have checkups every two weeks until week 36. In the last 4 weeks of your pregnancy, you should have checkups once a week.
In addition to regular prenatal checkups, Dr. Ehiremen will advise you on healthy habits to help you have the best pregnancy possible. Some healthy habits you should follow include:
If you have a unique situation, such as you’re expecting multiples or have another type of high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Ehiremen will provide specific instructions to ensure you and your baby stay safe and healthy.
Some prenatal tests are required to ensure that you and your baby are healthy. The methods may include drawing blood, using on-site ultrasound, and testing urine. You will be tested for:
These tests are important because they help you and your doctor understand if you and your baby are at risk for problems or infections.
Common causes of high-risk pregnancies include:
High-risk pregnancies require more frequent prenatal checkups and may necessitate additional testing.
If you’re pregnant and want trustworthy and reliable care, book an appointment with TriState OBGYN PC online or over the phone today.