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DeKalb / Decatur
2801 North Decatur Road
Suite 190
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-299-9307

Gwinnett / Stone Mountain
1805 Parke Plaza Circle SW
Suite 102
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Phone: 770-469-9961


Stone Mountain

First Trimester (Weeks 1 - 13)

The first trimester of pregnancy is a critical time in nurturing your health and the health of your baby. Once your pregnancy is confirmed, it's important to schedule your first appointment - usually between 7 and 9 weeks. Your initial visit will include a comprehensive consult and a review of your medical history.

First trimester pregnancy information provided by at Gynecology and Obstetrics of Dekalb

For more information, see Pregnancy Labs and Screenings.

With your body changing, you may experience some common symptoms like fatigue, nausea, constipation, breast swelling and tenderness, and more frequent urination. If you experience vaginal bleeding, prolonged nausea, a fever, vaginal discharge and itching or pain or burning when urinating, call our office.

It's important to maintain a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy and during these first few weeks, you will most likely want to eat small, frequent meals. Avoid raw foods and eat more fruits and vegetables and omit fast food and carbonated drinks. You should also avoid alcohol and tobacco products and reduce caffeine intake to 1 to 2 cups or coffee a day or no more than 200 mg.

For more information, see Pregnancy Dos and Don'ts.

By the end of 12 weeks, you baby will have grown from 1/4 inch long to about 4 inches long. All of the baby's organs will form and a face, fingers, toes, ears and eyes will appear. By the third month, your baby's sexual organs will begin to form.

For a week-by-week look at your pregnancy, visit