Pregnancy can be the most exciting time in a woman’s life. Dr. Sepideh Zahedy-Kapusta of Women & Family Clinic in La Habra, California, is a board-certified OB/GYN who understands this exciting and unique time for parents-to-be. Dr. Zahedy specializes in health care for all stages of pregnancy and childbirth for normal and high-risk pregnancies. She offers state-of-the-art in-office ultrasounds and comprehensive prenatal screenings in a compassionate, patient-centered environment. If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, call Dr. Zahedy’s office or schedule an appointment online.
Thinking about having a baby can result in a flood of questions, concerns, and even fears like: How long will it take to get pregnant? What if you don’t get pregnant right away? Should you change your diet? What if you get pregnant with twins? Dr. Zahedy can answer all your questions and concerns, and looks forward to putting soon-to-be-expecting parents’ minds at ease.
If you’re planning to become pregnant, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment to speak with Dr. Zahedy about your medical history and any other concerns. She may advise you to take prenatal vitamins as early as three months before you begin trying to conceive. The Women & Family Clinic in La Habra provides samples of prenatal vitamins. They also offer insurance assistance to help with the cost of pregnancy health care and childbirth.
Additionally, if you’re considering pregnancy, eat healthy foods and get enough exercise so you have the best chance of a healthy pregnancy. If you’re a smoker, talk with Dr. Zahedy about smoking cessation before you try to conceive.
In most cases, it’s safe to conceive immediately following the use of birth control pills. Women who become pregnant quickly after going off the pill are just as likely to have a healthy baby as women who wait several months.
A normal pregnancy lasts an average of 40 weeks, and is grouped into three stages, or trimesters. The first trimester is months one through three, the second is months four through six, and the third and final trimester leading up to birth is months seven through nine. By the end of 37 weeks, babies are considered to be full term because their organs are developed and able to function on their own.
Several factors contribute to a pregnancy being labelled high risk:
Dr. Zahedy offers in-office ultrasounds and comprehensive prenatal screening and genetic testing to assess your health and to determine if there are any risks to your baby’s health. Call for an appointment or schedule online today.