Pregnancy

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

When you're expecting a baby, it's essential for both of you to receive excellent health care during pregnancy. At LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn, the expert team offers expert prenatal care from conception to delivery. For a consultation, call the office in New York City or schedule an appointment online today.

Pregnancy Q & A

Why is health care during pregnancy essential?

When you are pregnant, regular health care ensures that you and your baby are as healthy as possible between conception and birth. Also called prenatal care, specialized care during pregnancy holds many benefits for you and your little one, including:

  • Reducing risks for complications
  • Detecting and treating complications early
  • Educating you throughout your pregnancy
  • Ongoing monitoring for your and your baby's health
  • Tracking your weight and your baby's growth
  • Protecting your health during pregnancy
  • Identifying fetal defects or complications early
  • Supporting your healthy eating and habits

Some chronic health conditions, such as type 1 or type 2 diabetes, endometriosis, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), could place you at higher risk for complications or make getting pregnant more difficult. 

LaSante Health Center treats these conditions and helps you get as healthy as possible before trying to get pregnant by offering pre-pregnancy counseling, nutritional supplements, and family planning. 

What does pregnancy care entail?

LaSante Health Center offers a wide range of services that help support a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Ideally, you see your provider beginning at 10 weeks and see them monthly until the last trimester when you see them every 1-2 weeks.

Quality pregnancy care includes:

  • Regular physical assessments
  • Fetal growth measurements
  • Ultrasound testing
  • Urine and blood tests
  • Screening for diabetes, high blood pressure, and more
  • Opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns
  • Nutritional counseling

Your provider also ensures you recover well after delivery and that your baby gets a strong, healthy start with excellent newborn care.

What can I do to stay healthy during my pregnancy? 

Aside from receiving quality pregnancy care, you can take steps to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Some ways you can stay as healthy as possible for both you and your baby include:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Drink water daily
  • Take a prenatal vitamin
  • Stay active and take daily walks
  • Stop smoking or drinking alcohol
  • Ask questions and voice your concerns
  • Ask your provider before taking medications

To stay healthy during pregnancy, follow your provider's recommendations for eating and activity. They tailor your prenatal care plan to fit your specific needs, health history, concerns, and risks.

For excellent care during pregnancy, call or schedule an appointment online with LaSante Health Center today.