6 Questions to Ask Your Ob-Gyn on Your First Visit

About to visit your Ob-Gyn? Here are six questions you shouldn’t forget to ask during your first consultation. 

You’d definitely want to make the most out of your first consultation with your Ob-Gyn. So write down all your complaints, questions, and observations so you won’t forget anything when you get there. Make sure you have these five must-ask questions in your list. These will help you ensure a safe and more comfortable pregnancy.

1. What do you recommend for morning sickness?

Morning sickness is inevitable during the first trimester. You’ll be nauseous and a bit fatigued. To make sure you have a comfortable pregnancy, ask your doctor how you can ease your way through the coming nine months.

2. What do I need to avoid or not do?

There are a lot of lifestyle changes that you need to do when you are pregnant. You can’t smoke. You can’t drink. You can’t even dye your hair. Ask your doctor what is prohibited so you’ll know what not to do.

3. Is my discharge normal? What do I need to watch out for?

Pregnant or not, people have discharge. But it becomes even more crucial when you are pregnant because some discharge can mean a problem in the pregnancy. So ask your doctor what kind of discharge you should watch out for like those that are unusually watery or painful and itchy. Ask, too, for abnormal symptoms that you should be on the lookout for.

4. How much weight gain do I need?

You need to pay extra attention to your diet when you’re pregnant. Ask for recommendations on what you should change in your eating habits, what to eat and what to avoid. The Ob-Gyn should also teach you how to monitor your weight gain. Too much weight gain can eventually become a problem.

5. How much should I prepare?  

Now is your chance to ask your Ob-Gyn for advice on what to prepare for. Ask for hospital fees and doctor’s fees so you can already start saving.

6. What’s your contact number?

Pregnancy is a sensitive condition to be in and doctors understand that their patients may call them anytime. So don’t be shy. Ask for your doctor’s mobile phone and, maybe, even their landline at home. Ask for the number of the assistant, too. You’ll never know when you’ll need it.