Dr. Lee recommends calling the office as soon as you suspect that you may be pregnant. The time since your last period, overall health, medications you’re taking, and the symptoms you’re experiencing help Dr. Lee determine how soon to schedule your appointment.
For most patients, the first prenatal visit is scheduled about eight weeks after their last period. However, in some circumstances, he may ask that you come in sooner. That includes if you’ve had a previous complicated pregnancy or are experiencing:
During your first prenatal appointment, Dr. Lee examines your overall health and determines your due date. He also orders a variety of lab work, listens for the baby’s heartbeat, and may even perform an internal ultrasound.
Dr. Lee reviews your medical history, as well as that of your family, and asks you a variety of questions about your health, periods, and any symptoms you’re currently experiencing.
If your baby is at risk for certain genetic conditions, he may suggest genetic testing, including Harmony™ and MaterniT21Ⓡ. He also performs a physical examination that may include:
Dr. Lee counsels you on what to expect during your pregnancy and how to stay healthy. He may recommend diet changes, daily exercise, and prenatal vitamins. He also discusses lifestyle habits that can impact your pregnancy, including smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and using drugs.
If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy and are in good health, Dr. Lee typically recommends the following schedule for prenatal visits:
If you have chronic health problems, have had previous complicated pregnancies, or are high-risk for certain conditions, he may schedule more frequent appointments. Dr. Lee is also available if you have complications with your pregnancy.
If you may be pregnant or are thinking of starting a family, schedule an appointment at John Y. Lee Obstetrics and Gynecology. You can call the office or book your appointment online.
John Y Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology participates in many major health insurance plans. Benefit and coverage varies with each patient and insurance company. It is the patient's responsibility to know their benefits. You may call our office to request assistance in determining your eligibility prior to your appointment time.
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