An OBGYN is a medical doctor who specializes in obstetrics (pregnancy, childbirth) and gynecology (women’s reproductive health).
It’s recommended to have your first appointment with an OBGYN in your late teens or early 20s, or when you become sexually active.
It’s generally recommended to have a yearly check-up with your OBGYN, but the frequency can vary based on your age and health history.
Dr. Roofeh can explain when a C-section might be necessary and discuss the potential risks and benefits.
A gynecological exam typically includes a physical examination, breast exam, Pap smear (if applicable), and discussion of any concerns or questions.
Ensure you have your medical history, list of medications, and any questions ready. Be prepared to discuss your pregnancy symptoms and concerns.
Common symptoms include morning sickness, fatigue, and mood swings. If you experience severe symptoms, such as heavy bleeding, contact your OBGYN immediately.
OBGYNs can discuss various contraceptive methods, including pills, IUDs, condoms, and more. They’ll help you choose the best option for your needs.