Ultrasound During Pregnancy

Ultrasounds have become a regular — and very welcome — part of prenatal care. Early in pregnancy, ultrasounds are used to confirm the fetal heartbeat and a uterine (as opposed to ectopic or tubular) pregnancy. Later, ultrasounds screen for fetal growth, placenta location, and umbilical cord, as well as the baby’s general health and anatomy. Ultrasounds can also be useful for checking the length of your cervix if there is any suspicion that you may be in preterm labor. Who [...]

Taking Care of You and Your Baby While You’re Pregnant

It’s important to take care of your baby, even before he or she is born. You can do this by living a healthy lifestyle and keeping doctor’s appointments while you’re pregnant. This is called prenatal care. You’re more likely to have a healthy birth if you maintain a healthy pregnancy. How much weight should I gain during pregnancy? Talk to your doctor about this. It’s different for everyone, but most women should gain about 25 to 30 pounds. If you’re underweight [...]

12 Ways to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy

#1 – Eat right Eating a healthy diet is especially important for pregnant women. Your baby needs healthy food, not sugar and fat. Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, calcium-rich foods, and foods low in saturated fat. Beautiful healthy pregnant woman eating vegetable salad #2 – Get your vitamins Make sure to get plenty of folic acid and calcium. You can get these and other necessary vitamins and minerals from food and a standard multivitamin. Spinach, [...]

Some Winter Care Tips To Keep In Mind During Pregnancy by Dr. Pooja Bansal December 17, 2019

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting and delightful events in a woman’s life. I see this every day in my practice. I also see the anxiety and yearning to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and outcome. Midwestern winters can be very harsh and being pregnant during these cold dreary months can be hard, but it’s easier than you think to stay comfortable and healthy. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy a very exciting time [...]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment By Dr. Pooja Bansal

PCOS is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44). Between 2.2 and 26.7 percent of women in this age group have PCOS. Many women have PCOS but don’t know it. In one study, up to 70 percent of women with PCOS hadn’t been diagnosed (2Trusted Source). PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce estrogen and progesterone — hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle. The ovaries also produce a small number [...]

Signs and Symptoms of Gynecologic Problems by Dr. Pooja Bansal

Gynecological signs and symptoms that may require medical attention: Vaginal bleeding and discharge are a normal part of your menstrual cycle prior to menopause. However, if you notice anything different or unusual, consult your physician before attempting to treat the problem yourself. Symptoms may result from mild infections that are easy to treat. But, if they are not treated properly, they can lead to more serious conditions, including infertility or kidney damage. Vaginal symptoms may also be a sign of more [...]