Pregnancy Specialist

John Y. Lee Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Suwanee, GA

While pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of your life, it can be difficult if you don’t have a doctor who understands your needs. John Lee, MD, FACOG, of John Y. Lee Obstetrics and Gynecology, has a history of helping women have the healthiest and safest pregnancies possible. He specializes in high-risk pregnancies, including those with complications from preeclampsia, diabetes, and twins. If you live in or near Suwanee, Georgia, and need an OB/GYN you can trust with your pregnancy, contact Dr. Lee. Call the office to schedule your appointment or book it online.

Pregnancy Q & A

When should you start seeing a doctor during pregnancy?

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:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Severe cramping
  • Abdominal pain
  • Excessive nausea
  • Vomiting (beyond morning sickness)

What happens during your first prenatal appointment?

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:

  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam

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.

How often during pregnancy must you see your doctor?

If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy and are in good health, Dr. Lee typically recommends the following schedule for prenatal visits:

  • Once a month during weeks 4-28
  • Every two weeks during weeks 28-36
  • Once a week during weeks 36-40

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.