I view pregnancy and childbirth as a natural part of a women’s life. It is not a medical event and should not be treated as such. My job as your obstetrician is to help guide you through your pregnancy.
I will attempt, as much as possible, to support all that you are doing to ensure the healthiest outcome possible for both you and your baby. It is also my job to order all the necessary tests and investigations but without making the process arduous or provoking anxiety. It is also my responsibility to detect any variances in your pregnancy so that they can be dealt with and to answer any questions and concerns that you or your partner may have.
Pregnancy, especially the first one, is a very special time in a woman’s life. Although nine months seems long, it will fly by faster than you can imagine.
Your job description during this time is to be the life support system for another human being, and this is the biggest job description out there. It is also a time where you will focus a lot of attention on yourself, in the way you look and feel, what you eat, how you exercise and how you cope with all the changes that happen to your body.
Over the course of the next nine months, pregnancy will be a torture tunnel for your body.
There will be incredible changes, both visible and internal changes, that will affect how you look, feel and function.
It may also change the way other people relate you. Some women may have a very easy and relatively asymptomatic pregnancy while other women may have a more difficult time.
Each woman will experience pregnancy in her own unique way.
Try not to compare yourself to other pregnant moms, and try, as much as possible, not to take comments from friends, family and passersby to heart. Any concerns you may have should be directed to me.
Beware of Dr. Google. He is not your physician!