Whenever possible, the best time to see an obstetrician-gynecologist is before you become pregnant. This gives Dr. Al-Hakeem the opportunity to do a general exam, review your health history, and discuss ways to prepare for all the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy. He can also give you guidance about nutrition, physical activity, and supplements you can take now, such as folic acid, to encourage development of a healthy baby.
If you suspect or know you’re pregnant, see Dr. Al-Hakeem as soon as possible for confirmation of your pregnancy and the start of prenatal care – the health care you receive during pregnancy. Even during the earliest stages of pregnancy, it’s vital that you receive adequate medical care and education that gives you and your baby the best opportunity for success.
Whether you’re pregnant, would like information on birth control, have concerns about infertility, or wonder if it’s the right time to get pregnant, Dr. Al-Hakeem has the expertise to help you make informed decisions throughout all the stages of your family planning.
A typical visit includes a general exam for you and careful monitoring of your baby’s growth, heart rate, and other related factors. As your pregnancy progresses, Dr. Al-Hakeem also recommends labs to check on routine health matters such as your blood sugar levels. Eventually, Dr. Al-Hakeem will perform an ultrasound that provides a view of your baby in the womb.
There’s also plenty of time during each appointment to discuss how you’re feeling about becoming a mom and what to expect during the next phase of pregnancy.
Generally, for low-risk pregnancies, expect to see Dr. Al-Hakeem once a month during the first three months and then with increasing frequency as your due date approaches, as often as once a week during your final weeks. If you’re carrying twins (or more) or your pregnancy is otherwise considered high risk, you may need more frequent visits.
The type of delivery Dr. Al-Hakeem recommends typically depends on your overall health, the way your pregnancy progresses, and your preferences. Dr. Al-Hakeem is experienced in all delivery techniques, including natural vaginal birth and cesarean section (C-section). He’s also experienced in determining whether you’re a candidate for vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC).
We accept almost all insurance plans. If you have any questions about your coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help!
"Dr. Al-Hakeem is amazing. He delivered my last two daughters and did my tubal surgery. He is very professional, courteous and respectful."
"I am so blessed to have found such a great doctor after having two miscarriages. He found out what the problem was and helped me successfully deliver my two daughters!"
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"Words can't explain how amazing this group has been throughout my pregnancy, during and after my delivery... and Diana is the best midwife that you can ever meet."
"He is very professional, attentive to your needs and very compassionate about his patients. I would definitely recommend them for pregnancy or gynecological needs."
"Always makes you feel at ease and always giving the best care. I would definitely recommend him to everyone. He is by far the best OB/GYN."
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"Dr. Al-Hakeem is amazing, he delivered both of my kids. Also, the midwives are amazing, they all take the time to answer any questions you have. Definitely recommend."
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