Pregnancy Specialist

Elle OBGYN -  - OBGYN

Elle OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Greenville, SC

Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been through it before, pregnancy is an exciting experience for you and your family. At Elle OBGYN in Greenville, South Carolina, Laura LeBel, MD, is a highly skilled obstetrics and gynecology physician who is dedicated to providing the highest standard of personalized prenatal care for you and your baby. When you choose Elle OBGYN, you can rest assured that Dr. LeBel is with you every step of your pregnancy, and she is there to deliver your baby. Call to schedule an appointment or select the next available time using the online booking tool.

Pregnancy Q & A

How soon should I make an appointment to confirm my pregnancy?

If you have a positive result from a home pregnancy test, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with Dr. LeBel as soon as possible. She can confirm your pregnancy with a urine test and blood tests, perform an exam, and get you scheduled for your routine prenatal care visits until you deliver your baby. One of the advantages of choosing Dr. LeBel as your obstetrician is that since she is part of a small, private practice specializing in obstetrics, you will see her for your prenatal visits, and she will be the doctor who delivers your baby.

What are the first signs of pregnancy?

Every woman is different, and every pregnancy is unique, but common signs that you are pregnant often include:

  • Fatigue
  • Food aversions
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Sensitivity to certain smells
  • Frequent urination
  • Tender breasts
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • A missed period

The early signs of pregnancy, including mood swings, may be similar to premenstrual symptoms, but without a period. One telltale sign of pregnancy for many women is that a food you always enjoy suddenly makes you feel sick to your stomach at the sight or thought of it.

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care encompasses your medical care from the earliest signs of pregnancy through your baby’s birth. Typically, you come in for a prenatal visit once a month during the first two trimesters of your pregnancy, and then more frequently after that. After 28 weeks, Dr. LeBel will check yours and your baby’s progress every two weeks, and then from 36 weeks until you deliver, you’ll come to the office each week.

Prenatal checkups ensure that both you and your baby are healthy and progressing as you should during the course of your pregnancy. These appointments include:

  • Health screenings for you and your baby
  • Preventive care
  • Routine blood work and blood type testing
  • Genetic testing
  • Ultrasound exams
  • Nutrition and exercise recommendations
  • Taking a family medical history
  • Monitoring weight gain and taking abdominal measurements
  • Blood pressure and heart rate monitoring

Additionally, if your pregnancy is considered high-risk as a result of genetics, pre-existing health conditions, such as diabetes, or your age, Dr. LeBel may recommend additional testing and precautionary screenings based on your individual needs.

If you’re pregnant or planning to be, call to make an appointment with Dr. LeBel and her compassionate, friendly team, for the most personalized obstetrics care in the Greenville area. You can also book an appointment online.

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