Hany H Ahmed, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Houston, TX
For a healthy pregnancy, you need good care before, during, and after your pregnancy. At Hany H Ahmed, MD in Houston, Texas, Dr. Ahmed is an experienced OB/GYN who specializes in normal and high-risk pregnancy care and can provide the attention you need throughout your nine-month journey. To schedule an appointment with the board-certified OB/GYN, call the office or book online today.
Pregnancy Q & A
When should I start pregnancy care?
Dr. Ahmed is an experienced OB/GYN and can help you determine when you should start pregnancy care. If you have future pregnancy plans, Dr. Ahmed may suggest a pre-pregnancy visit to assess your health and ensure your pregnancy gets off to a good start.
If you’re already pregnant, your first prenatal visit with Dr. Ahmed may be scheduled as soon as possible if you suspect you are pregnant If your pregnancy is high risk, Dr. Ahmed may suggest you start prenatal care earlier.
What can I expect during pregnancy care?
The specifics of your pregnancy care are unique to you and your pregnancy needs. However, you can expect a comprehensive and thorough evaluation at your first prenatal appointment.
During your first visit, Dr. Ahmed asks many questions about your personal health and gynecological history, as well as your partner’s health history. He also conducts a physical and pelvic exam and may run a number of tests, such as:
- Pregnancy test
- Pap smear
- Testing for STDs
- Blood test to check blood type
- Ultrasound to estimate due date
Dr. Ahmed also answers any and all of your questions. He spends time talking to you about what you can expect throughout your pregnancy care and the steps you can take to ensure a healthy and happy gestation.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy means there are concerns about your or your baby’s health before, during, or after delivery and you require additional care and monitoring. Common conditions that may indicate a high-risk pregnancy include:
- Older maternal age
- Carrying twins or other multiples
- History of a chronic medical condition
- Preterm labor and/or delivery
- Cervical competence
- Reoccuring pregnancy loss
- Thyroid Abnormality
- Development of gestational diabetes or preeclampsia
- Abnormal placenta position
- Pregnancy history
Dr. Ahmed specializes in high-risk pregnancy and can provide the extra attention and care you and your baby need.
How often should I see the doctor during pregnancy?
The frequency of your pregnancy care visits depends on whether your pregnancy is normal or high risk, as well as your weeks of gestation. For a normal pregnancy, you can expect:
- Monthly visits up to week 28
- Bimonthly visits from week 29-35
- Weekly visits from week 36 until you give birth
For a high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Ahmed may require more frequent office visits or refer you to specialists based on your specific pregnancy needs.
For comprehensive and compassionate pregnancy care from an experienced OB/GYN, contact Hany H Ahmed, MD by phone or book an appointment online today.