Your comfort and well-being throughout your pregnancy are an essential part of our care
Whether it is your first baby or maybe you have been pregnant before, most women share many of the same concerns as they enter pregnancy. Even if it is a planned, desired pregnancy there is always a little bit of shock and surprise as it becomes a reality and wondering is it really the right time. Rest assured, there is never the "perfect" time to be pregnant and bringing new life into the world.
At Women's Circle, your comfort and well-being throughout your pregnancy are an essential part of the care we provide.
In the first trimester (first 12 weeks)
many women experience common discomforts such as nausea/vomiting, fatigue, tummy pain, and emotional upsets . Helping you to ease through this period of pregnancy by counseling you in nutritional and herbal helps, offering you reassurance and support as to what is normal and most important your nurse-midwife is able to tell when things are not normal and able to take further action to get you the help you need. The nurse-midwife is part of a larger medical support network and can refer you to a helpful and supportive obstetrician(a physician who specializes in complicated pregnancies) in case any complications arise. In some cases, a prescription medicine may be needed to help you with severe nausea when other helps have failed and your midwife will be able to help you with this if need be.
In the second trimester (13-27 weeks)
most women feel a sense of relief as the growing baby has risen up higher in the tummy and is not pressing on the bladder so much. Also, the body is adjusting to the hormonal changes of pregnancy and women generally feel better and have more energy in this stage. Many new parents are excited during this time because it is at this time if an ultrasound is chosen to be done that it can provide the most information as to how the baby is developing and when it can be seen whether you are carrying a boy or girl.
The third trimester (28-40 weeks)
is the time when your baby gets bigger in size and where the finishing touches are done to help your baby thrive after they are born. It is a time of great excitement and anticipation.
Throughout your journey in pregnancy, the nurse midwives at Women's Circle will be there to provide supportive, compassionate care that will keep you healthy and feeling your best while keeping you well informed and helping you make choices about necessary and optional tests and procedures. Most importantly, the nurse midwives at Women's Circle trust and appreciate that pregnancy is a normal, healthy part of a woman's life and want you to have the best experience possible!