Pregnancy is full of both joy and stress, but an experienced OB/GYN can make all the difference. Dr. Patricia Faraz-Eslami, an OB/GYN and Medical Aesthetics Specialist at Pacific Women's Center, supports Ladera Ranch, CA patients throughout their Pregnancy.
During early pregnancy, most women can expect to have changes including: Increased frequency of urination, increased level of thirst, weight gain, increased hunger, nausea, occasional vomiting, chronic fatigue, tender breasts, stretch marks, skin pigmentation changes, back pressure and pain, ligament pain, insomnia, mood swings, and nose bleeds. As a woman enters the later stages of her pregnancy, she may also have increased fetal movement (around the 4 to 5-month mark,) increased breast size, hemorrhoids, and shortness of breath.
Warning signs during pregnancy include: Bleeding other than post-exam spotting, any significant level of fluid loss from the vagina, serious headaches not addressed by Tylenol, vision problems, pain during urination, burning during urination, cramps that last over an hour, serious dizzy spells, a temperature higher than 101 F, lack of fetal movement, and inability to urinate. If there is any question about whether a symptom is normal, call Dr. Faraz-Eslami's office immediately for help and guidance.
This can vary widely, but most people should gain around 25 to 35 pounds over the course of their pregnancy. It is extremely important that women gain the weight the right way, with healthy high-quality foods rather than empty calorie junk foods. Pregnant women can keep their weight gain at healthy levels by maintaining daily activity, with the doctor's permission.
There are several over the counter medications that can typically be used during pregnancy. These include Tylenol for pain and fever relief, Benadryl and Claritin for allergies, Tums for heartburn, and Vicks VapoRub for congestion. Women should check with Dr. Faraz-Eslami about each medication they plan to take while pregnant, even natural supplements, to make sure it's healthy for both them and their growing baby.
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We accept all PPO plans and are contracted with the following HMO plans: Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians (MHAP), Monarch Healthcare, and Regal Medical Group (GYN Services only). Please verify your network participation for your HMO provider by calling our office.
"This is my first pregnancy and I can say that I am extremely pleased with how Dr. Faraz and her office have handled all of my pre-natal care."
"Dr. Faraz has been my OBGYN for several years and she recently delivered my first baby. I can't say enough, what a great experience I had with her as my doctor."
"There's not a more competent, more trustworthy OBGYN in Orange County. She's the best!"
"I felt very confident with her decisions and care. She is a very caring and upbeat doctor with a very great personality."
Dr. Faraz does an amazing job with my Botox. I'm so happy with the results I've seen since I started going to PWC. I'm a patient for life!"
"Through the years my skin has not only cleared up but I look better than ever. Debe & Dr. Faraz make you feel very comfortable."
"I couldn't have been more happy with my results. The doctor was very patient with explaining everything to me can't wait to go back for my vampire facial!"
"She is empathetic, and makes you feel like family. Not only have I gone to her as a gynecology patient, I am thrilled that I get to have her do my laser treatments too."
"Best Doctor ever! She cares about her patients so much and she feels more like a friend than a doctor! She takes her own calls and never rushes you!"
"Debe did a Zo 3 step stimulation peel for me and I have been amazed each day how good my skin looks. I will definitely be going back to her."
"Dr. Faraz is extremely knowledgeable, kind and always makes you feel at ease. I was so nervous, she made me feel like we were a team and I had nothing to worry about."