Help! I might be pregnant…now what? Top 5 questions our patients ask
There is no worse fear than that of the unknown. When you think you might be pregnant, you’re really just looking for some clear guidance on what to do next. Women’s Health Specialists is not only the go-to on all things pregnancy, but also your one-stop source for maintaining a lifestyle full of health and wellness.
Top Pregnancy Questions
When a woman thinks, or knows, she is pregnant, almost all women have the same first few questions.
- I just had a positive pregnancy test…now what? – First, congratulations! Secondly, please give us a call so we can safely help you navigate this new experience. You can reach us at (920) 749-4000 and we will assist you in setting up an appointment with one of our obstetricians. We will guide you along your pregnancy journey!
- What can I do for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy? – Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is very common. We recommend eating small, frequent meals and using ginger supplements to help calm the nausea. If you experience prolonged bouts of nausea, please talk to your obstetricians about this at your next appointment or call our office.
- Who will deliver my baby if my doctor is gone? Who should I call when I think I am in labor? – If your obstetrician is not available at the time of your delivery, we have on-call obstetricians who are ready and able to fill in at a moment’s notice. Please know, all the obstetricians at Women’s Health Specialists are qualified and experienced in delivery and will be honored to step in an assist you through the birth process.
- Will my doctor’s nurses be my nurses at the hospital too? – The Women’s Health Specialists nursing teams are not present during the birth of babies. However, you will see their friendly faces at every prenatal appointment and, please rest assured that our obstetricians are blessed to have great relationships with the labor and delivery nurses at our local hospitals.
While pregnancy and the welcoming of a new baby boy or girl is exciting, women need to be mindful that their well-being goes beyond that time in their life.
- We’re often asked at what age do screenings start? And how often do I need to get screened? (i.e. mammogram, colonoscopy, dexa scan, pap). Although every woman is different, the general guidelines are:
Mammogram: Yearly screening can start as early as 40-years-old.
Dexa Scan: Bi-annual screening can start as early as 50-years-old.
Pap smear: Women 21-years-old and older should have a Pap smear every three years.
Colonoscopy: Colon cancer screening should begin at age 50 and be done every five to 10 years.
Women’s Health Specialists wants to be your health care partner. Whether this is your first baby or fifth, or you’ve completed your family, we offer services for the full lifespan.