When it comes to prenatal care, you deserve compassion, attentiveness, and premier individualized services. On the busy road to motherhood, empathic OB/GYN Smita Biswas, MD, offers invaluable prenatal care at her two practice locations in Midtown East, New York City, and Flushing, Queens, New York. When pregnant, you should focus on what matters most and let the medical professionals organize, assist, and plan for a safe and healthy pregnancy. Call Smita Biswas, MD, or book online today for your prenatal care appointment.
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Prenatal care is an essential part of motherhood for both the mother and baby. Prenatal care might involve:
Prenatal care also provides a valuable opportunity to discuss pressing pregnancy questions or concerns and receive an in-depth medical history evaluation.
For Dr. Biswas, the goal is to maximize your likelihood of a normal vaginal delivery. She emphasizes and encourages healthy lifestyle changes and cautions against environmental toxins and carcinogens to help you have a healthier, safer pregnancy and delivery.
An ultrasound is a critical component of prenatal care. Ultrasound refers to a noninvasive test using high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed pictures of the interior of your body. The images are taken in real-time and display the structure and movements of your internal organs and blood flow.
Dr. Biswas might use ultrasound technology to diagnose the cause of infections, swelling, and pain in internal organs. It’s also used for other purposes and in other treatments. With prenatal care, ultrasounds are primarily used to examine the fetus at different stages of the pregnancy.
Dr. Biswas administers effective screenings that test for abnormalities and conditions in a baby, such as Turner syndrome, Down syndrome, and problems with sex chromosomes. Most tests are blood tests and are performed at specific stages of pregnancy.
Dr. Biswas supports you through every stage of your pregnancy.
Your first trimester lasts until about 12 weeks. Your first prenatal visit usually takes place when you’re around eight weeks pregnant and involves:
Dr. Biswas recommends first trimester visits at least once a month.
Your second trimester is until about 28 weeks, and your monthly visits should continue during this time. When you reach 18 weeks, Dr. Biswas gives you another ultrasound to evaluate your baby’s anatomy, and if you’d like to know, you can also learn the sex of your baby at this time.
The third trimester lasts until around 40 weeks, and biweekly prenatal visits should now occur. Weekly prenatal visits are necessary during the last four weeks of your pregnancy up until delivery.
Get the premier, personalized support you deserve during your pregnancy, and call Smita Biswas, MD, or use the online scheduling tool.