At Al Massa Polyclinic, pregnancy is tracked according to gestational weeks, calculated based on the date of a woman’s last menstruation. If there is a discrepancy between the date of a woman’s last menstruation and the gestational age it will be found during the early (first trimester) ultrasound and an accurate gestational age will be calculated.
Around the time of the delayed menstruation, a urine or blood test can be performed to determine pregnancy. From there, our specialists will follow up with you to provide you with the utmost care making your pregnancy experience a pleasant one.
Note: please note that delivery will be made in certain certified hospitals in Dubai.
- Eat five or six well balanced meals each day.
- Avoid uncooked food, and ensure hat your food is hygienic. Youn beautiful pregnant woman in rosy dress – white background
- Constipation is very common during pregnancy due to the hormonal changes. Make sure you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and fiber- laden food such as whole wheat or multi grain breads.
- Drink plenty of fluids- at least eight to ten glasses a day- avoiding caffeine and artificial coloring.
- Don’t drink alcohol and don’t smoke.
- Get adequate sleep- at least eight hours a day. If you’re suffering from sleep disturbances, take naps during the day.
- Wear comfortable, non restricting shoes and put your feet u several times a day to prevent fatigue and swelling of the feet, legs, and ankles.
- Continue to wear a safety belt while riding in motor vehicles. The lap portion should be placed under the abdomen as low as possible on the hips and across the upper thighs, never above the abdomen. Also, pregnant women should sit far from the air bag as possible.
- Don’t take over the counter medications or herbal remedies without first consulting your obstetrician.
- Go for your scheduled medical check- ups and scans. Tell your doctor if you observe anything unusual, such as spotting. Make sure you take all the multivitamins and tonics that are prescribed by your doctor.