Looking after you and your baby during pregnancy and childbirth is the most important job in the world, so naturally, you want the best obstetrics care available. If you're pregnant and live in Ocoee, Florida, then experienced OB/GYN Shereen Oloufa, MD, of West Orange Women's Care can provide the expert obstetrics care you need. Call Dr. Oloufa's office today to arrange your first prenatal consultation or book an appointment using the online form.
Obstetrics is the area of medicine that centers on pregnancy and childbirth, covering:
If you believe you're pregnant, make an appointment to see Dr. Oloufa at West Orange Women’s Care to confirm the pregnancy and get started on your obstetrics treatment.
Pregnancy consists of three trimesters:
The first trimester is from conception to the 13th week of pregnancy. You might experience:
Also, your breasts might be sore, and you might be feeling moody.
You could have one, all, or none of these symptoms, as every woman has a unique experience of pregnancy.
Your first appointment takes place during the first trimester. It includes a physical examination, Pap smear if needed, blood tests, and an ultrasound exam to check your baby is healthy. Dr. Oloufa has state-of-the-art GE Healthcare 3D and 4D ultrasound facilities onsite and performs in-house obstetrical labs for your convenience.
The second trimester is from weeks 14 – 27. You might:
General aches and pains, heartburn, and mood swings are also common, and you start to notice an increase in the size of your abdomen and breasts.
As your baby gets bigger, you start to feel them move regularly, which can be a magical experience. Many women also find their energy levels increase compared to the fatigue of the first trimester. This is a good time to enroll in a childbirth class.
The third trimester is weeks 28 – 40. This is when you start preparing for labor and birth. You might start having Braxton Hicks contractions (practice contractions). During the third trimester, Dr. Oloufa might recommend keeping a daily record of your baby's movements.
Throughout pregnancy, you see Dr. Oloufa regularly for scans, tests for infections and other issues that could arise, and blood sugar measurements. There's also a range of screening tests available if you wish to have them for conditions like Down syndrome and genetic abnormalities.
If there's any indication that your baby is at high risk or there could be something wrong, Dr. Oloufa can carry out specialist tests like the nonstress test (NST), which evaluates your baby's heart function.
Dr. Oloufa attends most deliveries herself to ensure you receive expert, individualized care. She monitors your progress and intervenes when necessary to address any problems without delay.
Dr. Oloufa comanages high-risk pregnancies and the deliveries with West Orange Women's Care's maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) partners. The MFM team has specialized training and experience in managing higher-risk pregnancies, which yours might be if you have underlying health problems or other risk factors.
To benefit from Dr. Oloufa's experience and expertise in obstetrics, call West Orange Women's Care today or book an appointment online.
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