Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Boca Raton, FL
Whether you're planning to get pregnant soon or are already expecting, you need expert pregnancy care to help you and your baby stay healthy. Richard Conlen, MD, provides preconception counseling, fertility assessments, and prenatal care at Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology in Boca Raton, Florida. Call the practice or schedule a consultation online today if you're looking for compassionate pregnancy care.
Pregnancy Q & A
What should I do if I want to get pregnant?
Getting pregnant and expecting a new baby is an exciting time in a woman's life. If you're thinking about getting pregnant in the next 6-12 months, you should schedule a preconception counseling appointment at Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Your provider performs a comprehensive health assessment, identifying lifestyle changes you can make to optimize your health for pregnancy. For example, you should start taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid while you're thinking about getting pregnant.
Your provider might recommend dietary changes and cutting out alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful habits. They might recommend adding 30 minutes of moderate exercises, such as a brisk walk, to your daily routine.
What should I do if I'm having fertility problems?
If you've been trying to get pregnant for a year without success — or six months if you're 35 or older — contact Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology for a fertility assessment. Identifying the cause of your fertility problems is the first step in treating them.
Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology provides thorough exams to evaluate your health and fertility. The providers often use blood tests to check your hormones, measure your ovarian reserve, and test for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
They can also perform a specialized procedure that uses ultrasound to reveal blockages in your fallopian tubes. Alternatively, the team can use a sonohysterogram to evaluate the inside of your uterus for fibroids, polyps, or other abnormalities that may interfere with pregnancy.
What do pregnancy care or prenatal care include?
Pregnancy care or prenatal care includes health checks and tests to monitor your health and your baby's health and development. These diagnostics include ultrasounds, blood tests, and other developmental and genetic screenings.
You usually have a monthly prenatal appointment for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. Then, you have biweekly appointments until your 36th week of pregnancy. After week 36, you have weekly visits until your baby is born.
Prenatal care allows your provider to keep a close eye on your pregnancy. If they notice any signs of a potential issue, they can order additional testing and provide the necessary treatment to keep you and your baby healthy.
Call Boca Raton Obstetrics and Gynecology today or make an appointment online if you're pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant.