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By on Jul 14, 2015 in Welcome |

NEWLY PREGNANT… So You’re Pregnant … Now What? Yahoo! The home pregnancy test turns out to be positive! You are finally pregnant, and now after waiting patiently you are seeing the doctor who delivers babies. You can hardly wait to hear all the things that you will need. But instead, you are sitting in front of a doctor who congratulates you … and then tells you to come back when you are 12 weeks pregnant for your first prenatal exam. You are shocked! There must be more to this visit! Perhaps your doctor doesn’t understand what’s going on! The reality is that even though so much is happening in the development of the fetus at the embryonic and cellular level in the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy, there just is not too much to it on your end. I am not trying to sound negative about your new exciting gift. The truth is that nobody wishes to hear the bad stuff. So, please don’t be offended by my next statement. One in five women will unfortunately have a natural miscarriage in the first 12 weeks—not because of any bad things she did before finding out she was pregnant, but because of the laws of nature. That’s the reason we try to avoid doing the first prenatal exam until we are somewhat guaranteed that this vulnerable stage is likely to be over. Thus, the first official pregnancy visit is the 12th-week first prenatal visit. That said, I generally try to establish a few things during your initial visit to me. First, let’s see if you are truly pregnant. A positive reading is usually determined eight days after conception. Urine tests vary in the way they test positive for pregnancy. Some have a ‘control’ that shows you what the test part should look like if it is positive. Others change colour or have a negative or blank space that will develop into a +/plus sign if you are pregnant. If urine is too diluted, pregnancy is sometimes not detected. The urine of a pregnant woman contains the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), which is produced by the growing placenta and fetus. The hormone is easier to detect if the urine...

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Circle of Pregnancy

Circle of Pregnancy

By on May 14, 2015 in Welcome |

Dr Darryl Ableman is a primary-care physician specializing in obstetrics and paediatrics. He is father of four and has delivered more than 2500 babies over a period of 20 years. Dr Ableman has now opened his new clinic Foothills Medical Clinic  in Burke Mountain. Foothills Medical Clinic operates 7 days a week.  We are accepting new patients and hope to see walk-in patients as...

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