Women’s Care Group FAQs

Women’s Care Group FAQs — Your Questions, Answered

Typically, you will have 3 ultrasounds during your pregnancy. This number could change based on when you start your prenatal care or your pregnancy needs.

Prenatal visits are usually 1 visit per month until you are 28 weeks pregnant. Every 2 weeks until you are 36 weeks pregnant and weekly visits until you deliver. This number may vary based on the individual pregnancy.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force along with ACOG recommend a low dose aspirin (81 mg) be taken daily for many pregnant patients starting at 12 weeks and taking until delivery. Please discuss with your provider if you have any questions.

It is currently safe to drive, fly etc. unless told differently. After 30-32 weeks it is preferred you stay within a 2-3 hour radius. After 34 weeks stay within a 1-2 hour radius. This may also vary based on the individual pregnancy.

  • BMI < 18.5 (underweight)- weight gain 28-40 lbs
  • BMI 18.5 to 24.9 (normal)- weight gain 25-35 lbs
  • BMI 25 to 29.9 (overweight)- weight gain 15-25 lbs
  • BMI > 30 (obese)- weight gain 11-20 lbs

Avoid raw, undercooked meats or sushi due to risk of Toxoplasmosis and Listeria. Avoid unpasteurized products and raw sprouts. Due to high mercury content, avoid eating King Mackerel, Marlin, Orange Roughy, Shark, Swordfish, Tilefish and Ahi or Bigeye Tuna. Limit canned albacore tuna to 3 or less servings per month. Limit light tuna to 6 or less servings per month. It is recommended to eat other fish 1 to 2 times per week.

Limit artificial sweeteners. Stevia is okay to use.

Avoid energy drinks. Limit caffeine to 1-2 servings per day.

Please visit the website www.chosemyplate.gov for pregnancy and breast-feeding dietary information.