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Pregnancy Specialist

Jamie E. Kim, MD, FACOG

OB/GYN located in Fountain Valley, CA

When you’re having a baby, your OB/GYN is an important member of your pregnancy team. Jamie Kim, MD, FACOG, in Fountain Valley, California, provides personable and compassionate pregnancy care for normal and high-risk pregnancies from your first visit through your delivery. For expert prenatal care, call today, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim using the online booking button.

Pregnancy Q & A

When should I schedule my first pregnancy appointment?

Dr. Kim recommends you schedule your first prenatal appointment eight weeks after your last menstrual period. Starting prenatal care early ensures a healthy, happy pregnancy for you and your baby.

Dr. Kim wants to see you often during your pregnancy to monitor both you and the baby. In general, your follow-ups are scheduled based on gestation milestones:

  • Weeks 4 through 28: once a month
  • Weeks 29 through 36: twice a month
  • Weeks 37 to delivery: weekly

However, Dr. Kim will create a personalized treatment plan for you based on the health of you and your baby. Dr. Kim understands the joy of pregnancy and is with you throughout the entire nine months, including delivery.

What can I expect during a prenatal visit?

Your first visit with Dr. Kim may be your longest visit. During this visit, Dr. Kim conducts a thorough physical and pelvic exam and confirms pregnancy. She may also run blood and urine tests.

Dr. Kim also spends a lot of time talking to you about your and your partner’s health, as well as your family health history. This is also a good time for you to ask questions and share concerns you may have about your pregnancy.

Follow-up visits may not take as long but are as important. Though each visit with Dr. Kim is unique to you and your pregnancy, you can expect her to check:

  • Weight
  • Abdominal girth
  • Blood pressure
  • Urine

Dr. Kim also listens to your baby’s heart during your follow-up visits

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

Dr. Kim is an expert OB/GYN and can manage any pregnancy, including a high-risk pregnancy. Your pregnancy may be considered high risk if:

  • You’re carrying more than one baby
  • You’re a teen mom or over the age of 35
  • You have a pre-existing health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
  • You were overweight or underweight prior to pregnancy

Your pregnancy may also be considered high-risk if your baby has a health condition, such as a congenital heart defect or a chromosomal disorder.

What if I need a special test?

You may need a few special tests throughout your pregnancy. Dr. Kim will discuss the tests with you and when you need them. Dr. Kim’s practice offers in-office ultrasounds and blood tests for your convenience.

For excellent and compassionate prenatal care, call Dr. Kim’s office, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.