Early Pregnancy Information

Helping our patients achieve a successful pregnancy is our top priority at Columbia University Fertility Center. Early pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes challenging time for those who have undergone fertility treatments, and we continue to offer support to our patients during this stage to ensure their whole family remains healthy. We continue to monitor our patients through early pregnancy by conducting blood tests to measure their beta hCG and progesterone blood levels, and later, pregnancy ultrasounds.

We also understand that patients may have many questions about best practices during these first few months of pregnancy: what you can eat, where you can go, when you can begin exercising, just to list a few. We have prepared an information packet including answers to some of the most commonly asked questions based on the most current medical guidelines and recommendations. We’ve also included here a list of local community groups that offer support through early pregnancy at no extra cost. If you’re interested in private consultations with a therapist, nutritionist or psychiatrist, we have included a list of resources.

For patients who do not already have an obstetrician for pregnancy care, we offer direct referrals to our colleagues in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Columbia. Learn more here.