Pregnancy Specialist

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

OB/GYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Winter Park, FL

If you’re pregnant, or wanting to become pregnant, you should have an OB/GYN who guides you through your pregnancy and hands you your baby after delivery. Dr. Gene Krishingner Jr. and his caring team at Women’s and Maternity Care Specialists can be there for you from day 1. Visit their office in Winter Park, Florida, to get the care that you — and your new baby — deserve.

Pregnancy Q & A

Women's and Maternity Care Specialists

If I think I am pregnant, how soon should I make an appointment?

As soon as you have a positive home pregnancy test, plan on scheduling your first visit. This appointment, which is usually done around 7-9 weeks, is called the “confirmation pregnancy visit.” You’ll usually have to provide a urine sample, to confirm pregnancy. It’s also the time to go over all of your medical concerns and past history with Dr. K.

In some cases, you may also have an ultrasound during this visit, which allows you to see your growing baby and hear his or her heartbeat. If your pregnancy is still early, Dr. K might schedule the ultrasound for a few weeks later.

What is considered a high-risk pregnancy?

Your pregnancy might be considered “high-risk” if you’re:

  • A young teenager
  • Over age 35
  • Overweight or obese
  • Pregnant with more than 1 baby
  • Have a history of high-risk pregnancies
  • Have chronic health conditions: High blood pressure, diabetes, HIV, etc.

Just because you have a high-risk pregnancy, doesn’t mean you should worry. Dr. K and his team will guide you through everything you need to do, right from the get-go. In some cases you might know ahead of time of your chances of having a high-risk pregnancy. Other times, you might not know until your doctor sees something that concerns him.

How much weight should I expect to gain during pregnancy?

It really depends on your own body, but be prepared to gain some weight, it’s healthy. Just be aware of your diet and activity level so you don’t gain too much. You should gain about 25-35 pounds during your pregnancy.

When do I start planning my delivery?

You can certainly start planning the ideal delivery for your family as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. It’s best to get pre-registered at the hospital around 32 weeks and always have a backup plan in place, just in case your ideal birthing plan doesn’t go as expected. Dr. K will make sure that you can reach him, his midwife, and other team members, so you’ll always have a member of his staff available to you when your delivery time comes.

Most Major Insurances Accepted

At Women's and Maternity Care Specialists, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.

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Aetna
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Florida Hospital
Humana
Tricare
United Healthcare