Pregnancy is a life-changing event that stirs up a mix of emotions. At Arizona Women's Specialists in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona, Hetal Shah, MD, Luminita Iacob, PA-C, and Julie Denton, FNP-C, provide compassionate and comprehensive pregnancy care. The team aims to make sure you and your baby stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. For expert pregnancy care, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.
Pregnancy is the period of time that a fetus grows in a woman’s uterus. Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, or nine months. Pregnancy begins on the first day of your last menstrual period and ends when you give birth.
Your pregnancy is divided into three parts: first trimester, second trimester, and third trimester.
The first trimester of your pregnancy runs from week one to week 12. This trimester includes conception and implantation of the egg into your uterine lining.
You may feel tired during the first trimester and have nausea and vomiting. Many of these symptoms occur because of hormonal changes related to your pregnancy.
Week 13 to week 28 of your pregnancy makes up your second trimester. You may start to feel a little better during your second trimester, but this is also a period of rapid fetal growth.
The third trimester runs from week 29 of your pregnancy until you give birth. This is also a period of rapid fetal growth, which can make you feel more uncomfortable.
Early and regular prenatal care during your pregnancy ensures you and your baby stay healthy. If you’re pregnant, call Arizona Women's Specialists to schedule your first prenatal appointment.
For most women, the first pregnancy visit occurs about eight weeks after their last menstrual period. However, the team may suggest an earlier visit if they have concerns about you or your pregnancy or you’re having abnormal bleeding or cramping.
No single pregnancy is like another. What happens during your pregnancy is unique to you. However, your body undergoes many changes during those 40 weeks of gestation. These changes may affect your physical and emotional well-being.
During your pregnancy, the highly experienced obstetrics team at Arizona Women's Specialists monitors you, your baby, and your pregnancy symptoms to make sure you stay as healthy and comfortable as possible.
The team provides comprehensive obstetrics and prenatal care, providing in-office lab and ultrasound testing. They deliver babies at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale.
The practice also offers over-the-counter medications to ease common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Additionally, they have pregnancy vitamins.
For comprehensive pregnancy care from an experienced team, call Arizona Women's Specialists or schedule a consultation online today.