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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Dr. Dvorak is absolutely wonderful!...She is very friendly and knows her stuff. She genuinely seems to love what she does! Thank you for your time and care Dr. Dvorak!"
"Dr. Dvorak is amazing! ...She is there to answer any question I have and always take me and my little boys health very seriously!"
"This is my OBGYN of choice... Dr. Dvorak is calm, capable, and warm. We are glad to have her on our team."
"Best Gyno I've had. I came in for a very unfortunate reason, but Dr. Dvorak and her assistant made me feel welcomed and comfortable."
"Dr. Dvorak was more than gracious and very empathetic - I felt very comfortable with her and would definitely want to return for future care!"
"Even my mother cannot stop talking about how impressed she was with how calm, professional and kind Dr. Dvorak was with all the nurses, staff, and I"
"She listens to all my concerns and answers all questions...She is very gentle and has made me feel comfortable and eased my labor worries. I am so thankful. "
"Dr. Dvorak is an amazing obstetrician! She helped us navigate through the pregnancy and birth of our first child with kindness, humor and a laid back but knowledgable.."
"Dr. Dvorak's level of expertise and her devotion to her patients is unparalleled. I trust her immensely with the care of the women in my family.."