Deciding to start or build your family is a life-changing decision. Maybe you recently decided to try to become pregnant, or perhaps it’s something you’ve been contemplating for a while. Dr. Sorkin is here to address all your concerns and help you through this wonderful journey.
Dr. Sorkin center for women’s health can help answer any questions you may be wondering about: How can you increase your chances of becoming pregnant? Should you make any health and lifestyle changes? And if you’re struggling to become pregnant, what medical treatments are available? Where can you get emotional support if you are unable to get pregnant or if you have had a miscarriage?
To help you find what you’re looking for below, Dr. Sorkin has prepared answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Getting Ready for Pregnancy
There’s more to fertility than a sperm meeting an egg. You and your partner’s weight, daily diet, exercise habits, stress levels, sleep patterns, and even alcohol intake may all be factors. If these are on your mind, book your next appointment with Dr. Sorkin center for womens health to discuss how you and your partner can be as ready as possible.
How to Become Pregnant
When meeting with Dr. Sorkin, you will learn how to determine your ovulation period, the best time for sexual intercourse, and steps you can take to increase your chances of a successful outcome. He will also discuss what to do in case of miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies, and trying again.
If you have not been able to get pregnant, know that you’re not alone in your journey. With time and patience, pregnancy is often possible and Dr. Sorkin is here to help you through it. Special considerations include fertility preservation, single parenthood, cultural and religious considerations, health conditions, unexplained infertility or life circumstances.
What To Expect At Your First Prenatal Visit
Your first prenatal visit should generally be around 6 weeks after your last menstrual period (LMP). Even if you are not a first time mother, prenatal visits are still important because every pregnancy is unique. This initial visit will likely be the longest. For a productive appointment, please arrive prepared with vital dates and information. This is also a great opportunity to bring all the questions that you and your partner may have about your pregnancy, prenatal care and birth options.
Dr. Sorkin will ask for your medical history, including:
Physical and/or mental health history
Blood pressure, height, and weight
Breast and cervical exam
Date of your last menstrual period (an accurate LMP is helpful when determining gestational age and due date)
Birth control methods
History of Hospitalizations
Medications you are taking
Your family’s medical history
Dr. Sorkin will also perform a comprehensive physical exam which will include a pap smear, cervical cultures, and an ultra sound to establish your due date. Dr. Sorkin will also draw blood for many crucial tests, for example infections, genetics and much more.