Pregnancy

OBGYN Turlock

Fatemeh Pazouki, M.D., FACOG

OB/GYN located in Turlock, CA

Being pregnant is exciting, but it’s also a time to take extra care of yourself so you and your baby can stay as healthy as possible all the way through delivery (and beyond). As a top-rated OB/GYN in Turlock, California, Dr. Fatemeh Pazouki helps women at OBGYN Turlock enjoy optimal health and wellness during their pregnancies, providing comprehensive obstetrics care and prenatal exams, as well as care for women with high-risk pregnancies. In addition to pregnancy care, Dr. Pazouki offers family planning services, birth control, and infertility consultations for women who are having trouble trying to conceive. To discuss these services and more, call or book online today.

Pregnancy

What should I expect during a prenatal exam?

Prenatal exams begin with a review of any symptoms you may be experiencing, followed by measurements of your blood pressure and your weight. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, Dr. Pazouki may listen to the baby’s heart, measure your belly, or perform an ultrasound. You’ll also need to provide urine samples and have blood tests during some appointments. Your prenatal visit is also a time for you to discuss any concerns you have about pregnancy and delivery and to receive information about what you can do to stay healthy.


What are 3D ultrasounds?

Unlike traditional 2D ultrasounds that provide blurry, “flat” images of your baby, 3D ultrasounds provide highly detailed images of your baby with clearly defined features. In addition to providing you with a close-up rendering of your baby’s face and appearance, 3D ultrasounds also help Dr. Pazouki monitor the development of your baby at critical times during your pregnancy.


What is a high-risk pregnancy?

High-risk pregnancies are pregnancies in which the mother or the baby are at risk for serious complications, either during pregnancy or at the time of delivery. Common causes of high-risk pregnancies include:

  • Diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension) that exists before pregnancy or develops during pregnancy
  • Older age
  • Smoking or alcohol consumption
  • Multiple prior miscarriages
  • Being pregnant with multiples
  • Obesity
  • Certain genetic conditions or underlying diseases, including some STDs
  • Some medical treatments, including many cancer treatments

Your prenatal exams include tests and evaluations to determine if you have a high-risk pregnancy, so Dr.  Pazouki can tailor your care to your needs.


What types of birth control does the gynecologist offer?

Dr. Pazouki understands the importance of finding a birth control method that works best for your lifestyle and preferences. At OBGYN Turlock, she offers several types of birth control, including:

  • Birth control pills
  • Arm implants
  • IUDs
  • Diaphragms
  • Essure® sterilization and tubal ligation for women who don’t want to have children in the future

During your appointment, ask about the pros and cons of each method to decide which one is right for you.


How can I tell if I’m infertile?

Infertility is defined as being unable to become pregnant after 12 consecutive months of trying, or 6 months if you’re 35 years of age or older. If you’re having difficulty becoming pregnant, Dr. Pazouki offers infertility consultations to help you learn more about possible causes of infertility and treatments that can increase your chances of conceiving.