Pregnancy is one of the most wondrous times of a woman's life. It's also a time that requires specialized care to ensure a safe and healthy delivery. Dr. Samuel Bharksuwan at Pinecroft OBGYN in Spring, Texas, provides gentle and compassionate care during pregnancy. From advising expectant mothers about proper nutrition to preparing them for the challenge of childbirth, Dr. Bharksuwan will partner with his Houston area patients for a positive childbirth experience.
Dr. Bharksuwan can help confirm pregnancy, if needed, and perform early scans to detect for potential problems. In otherwise healthy women, the first prenatal exam is typically scheduled around the 10th week of the pregnancy.
Dr. Bharksuwan will assist women in making wise dietary choices. The phrase "eating for two" is actually incorrect, as a woman only needs to add about 300 to 500 extra calories per day to her normal diet during pregnancy. Typically an expectant mom should gain between 22 and 35 pounds during pregnancy, and a healthy, well-balanced diet will help avoid unwanted weight gain.
Certain foods are best avoided during pregnancy because of the risk of infection. These include:
At Pinecroft OBGYN, Dr. Bharksuwan offers many tests to screen for potential complications. At the first appointment, he'll perform tests to verify the pregnancy and determine the mother's blood type. Other tests that he may order during pregnancy include:
The schedule for visits changes as the pregnancy progresses. Dr. Bharksuwan recommends the following schedule for patients without risks or complications:
Women who have complications will need more frequent visits to reduce the risk of problems and carefully monitor the baby and the pregnancy. Women who are ready to start their prenatal care should schedule a visit with Dr. Bharksuwan as soon as they discover they're pregnant.
Please call the office to schedule an appointment for prenatal visits.
At the office of Dr. Bharksuwan, 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.
"Dr. Bharksuwan has been my OBGYN for almost 8 years and I will continue to go to him. He has always taken extra precautions to keep me/my child healthy."
"Dr. Bharksuwan is a wonderful OBGYN. He is very thorough and caring. The staff is great!"
"I honestly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Bharksuwan. He treated me like I was the only patient he had and went above and beyond to answer questions."
"He has excellent bedside manner and is concerned for the patient's overall well-being and goals."
"Dr. Bharksuwan is the best female doctor that I have ever seen. I really appreciated the time he spent explaining things to me."