Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches -  - OB-GYN

Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches

OB-GYN located in Palm Beach, Loxahatchee, FL

Dr. Adler at Comprehensive OB-GYN of the Palm Beaches is a top­ ranked provider of obstetrics care for women throughout the Palm Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm, and West Palm, Florida, area. From prenatal planning and pregnancy care all the way through delivery and postpartum care, women can expect the best possible care to ensure they and their babies stay healthy.

Obstetrics Q&A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics includes all the care and other services provided to a woman while she's pregnant, as well as pre-pregnancy counseling and postpartum care.

How can I tell if I'm gaining too much weight during pregnancy?

Gaining weight is part of pregnancy, but it's important not to gain too much weight to avoid developing health problems like gestational diabetes or high blood pressure. Typical weight gain during pregnancy ranges from about 25 pounds to about 35 pounds, with weight distributed as follows:

  • baby – eight pounds
  • uterus – two to five pounds
  • breast tissue – two to three pounds
  • placenta – two to three pounds
  • amniotic fluid – two to three pounds
  • extra fat to nourish the baby – five to nine pounds
  • additional blood supply – about four pounds

Is it OK to try to lose weight during pregnancy?

Being overweight or obese can pose problems for the health of the mother and the baby during pregnancy. However, pregnancy is not an ideal time to focus on losing weight. Instead, it's important to focus on eating a healthy, balanced diet to ensure the proper nutrients are consumed. Patients who are overweight or obese may need to be seen more frequently to ensure they stay healthy, and they can also get the guidance they need to ensure they eat properly for optimal nutrition.

What is postpartum depression?

After a baby is delivered, the mother's body goes through a series of dramatic chemical and physiological changes as the body returns to its non-pregnant state. During this time, hormones can fluctuate dramatically, and feeling sad, depressed, or “blue” is not uncommon during the first days and even weeks after pregnancy. For some women, these feelings linger longer. Any type of mood change following pregnancy should be reported to the office to ensure the appropriate care is provided as soon as possible to avoid ongoing postpartum depression.

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