Pregnancy Specialist

Eastside Medical Park Women's Group

OB-GYNs & Urogynecologists located in Bellevue, WA

Many residents on Seattle’s Eastside, including Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Issaquah and Mercer Island, look to Eastside Medical Park Women's Group for all of their pregnancy health care needs. The providers are board certified and offer personalized service, including frequently handling patients' deliveries.

Pregnancy Q & A

Eastside Medical Park Women's Group

How can I stay healthy during pregnancy?

There are many steps you can take to ensure a healthy pregnancy, including eating a nutritious diet, maintaining a healthy weight and engaging in appropriate physical activity. Most women can continue to work throughout their pregnancy, and need to alter their lives very little. Most of the time it is safe to fly until 34 weeks, and a “babymoon: can be a great wa7 to build a deeper connection with your partner before the new baby arrives.  All women should take prenatal vitamins as soon as they realize they are pregnant, and of course, do not use alcohol, tobacco or recreational drugs during your pregnancy.

Can I exercise while I’m pregnant?

Unless Dr. Dvorak or another healthcare provider suggests otherwise, you should stay active throughout your pregnancy. Aim to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic activity each week. Symptoms such as nausea and fatigue may make it difficult to exercise normally during the first  trimester, but as soon as a woman is able, she should try to get back to her normal activity level.

What activities should I avoid?

During your pregnancy, take special care to prevent joint and back injuries. Dr. Dvorak recommends avoiding activities with a high risk of falling or abdominal trauma, such as downhill or water skiing, gymnastics, horseback riding, racket sports and contact sports. Avoid high-impact activities as well, such as a lot of jumping or kickboxing.  

What foods should I eat?

A well-balanced diet can help provide plentiful nutrients and promote the overall wellness of you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. Aim for a variety of healthy foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources such as fish, yogurt and legumes, and healthy fat sources such as nuts and avocado. You should also limit your caffeine to the equivalent of about one cup of coffee per day.

INSURANCE
Here are just some of the insurances we accept. To find out if your insurance is accepted, please check the insurance website or give our office a call.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
First Choice Health
LifeWise
Premera Blue Cross
United Healthcare