Christopher K Quinsey, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Lake Mary, FL
When you find out you’re pregnant, your baby’s health is your top priority. With more than 23 years of experience working with normal and high-risk pregnancies, Christopher K Quinsey, MD, provides exceptional pregnancy care for Central Florida residents at his office in Lake Mary, Florida. Pregnancy should be an exciting time for you and your family, and Dr. Quinsey is here to help you navigate all the changes and concerns that this major milestone may bring. Call Christopher K Quinsey, MD, or book an appointment online today to learn more.
Pregnancy Q & A
What is pregnancy?
Pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants in your uterus. To conceive, a man’s sperm must fertilize an egg released during ovulation. The average pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, and keeping you and your unborn baby healthy during these nine months is essential for a successful pregnancy.
Why does prenatal care matter during pregnancy?
Prenatal care is important in preventing complications during pregnancy and to promote the best outcome for both mother and baby. This is important because women who seek prenatal care are more likely to have a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a healthy baby.
As an experienced OB/GYN, Dr. Quinsey understands the unique challenges of pregnancy and can guide you to the development of the family you and your family desire.
What factors contribute to a high-risk pregnancy?
Certain risk factors can raise your chances of a high-risk pregnancy, including:
After the age of 30, your fertility gradually decreases, and by the age of 35, your pregnancy is considered high-risk.
Smoking cigarettes, poor diet, and alcohol and drug use can all increase your chances of a high-risk pregnancy.
There are many underlying health conditions that can increase your chances of a high-risk pregnancy, including thyroid disease, obesity, diabetes, and heart disorders.
Carrying more than one baby at a time, such as twins or triplets, increase your chance of a high-risk pregnancy.
If you’ve been pregnant in the past and suffered complications, such as hypertension (high blood pressure), preeclampsia (extremely high blood pressure), premature birth, or multiple miscarriages, you may have a high-risk pregnancy.
What is included in prenatal care during pregnancy?
Dr. Quinsey uses blood work, imaging tests, physical exams, and a review of your medical history to determine what type of prenatal care you need. If you’re experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, he may make changes to your prenatal care plan. He may also recommend coming in for additional visits to ensure you and your baby remain healthy throughout your pregnancy.
Some of the most common tests and treatments included in prenatal care are:
- Diet recommendations
- Lifestyle changes
- Exercise regimen
- Ultrasound imaging
- Regular blood tests
- Prenatal vitamins
- Medication changes
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Genetic testing
At his office, Dr. Quinsey tailors your prenatal care plan to suit your needs. For a healthy, happy pregnancy, call Christopher K Quinsey, MD, or schedule an appointment online today.