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Dr. Natasha Jeter at the office

Feathering your nest

Pregnancy is filled with new and exciting times. You’re preparing to have a new member join your family, your body is rapidly changing, and you are adapting a healthier lifestyle with the help of your obstetrician, Natashia Jeter, MD.

Dr. Jeter is located at Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC) OB/GYN—Union. As a board certified gynecologist and obstetrician, she helps moms through the physical and emotional changes of pregnancy, from feeling nauseous to cupcake cravings.

“I want all mothers to know that pregnancy is not a disability and you can continue your normal routines,” Dr. Jeter said.  “It’s an exciting time, and it’s so important to take care of yourself to protect the new baby. Often times I see pregnant women who are not focusing enough on themselves. Make sure to take care of both your body and mind.”

Dr. Jeter has been serving the Union community since 2012. At MGC—OB/GYN—Union, she offers prenatal care for both routine and high-risk pregnancies.

“The most common mistakes I see are in prenatal care. As soon as you find out that you are pregnant, you need to make an appointment,” Dr. Jeter said. “Pregnancy can be stressful so make sure to get lots of rest, relax or even get a baby sitter if you have other children.”

Often times, women also take “eating for two” a little too far. Gaining too little or too much weight during a pregnancy can add risks for both mother and baby.

“Women really only need about 300 more calories each day when they are pregnant,” Dr. Jeter said. “Women also should know that alcohol and smoking are off limits during this time.”

Expectant mothers can also receive specialized obstetric care from Medical Group of the Carolinas (MGC)—OB/GYN—Union. From prenatal care to high-risk pregnancies, the staff is experienced in all walks of the nine-month gestation period.

Following quality prenatal care at MGC—OB/GYN—Union, Spartanburg Medical Center is prepared to welcome your new baby. Within comfortable birthing units, certified lactation consultants help start your breastfeeding journey with your baby. Before and after your birth, Spartanburg Medical Center offers classes on birth basics, breast feeding, new-baby care, infant CPR and has support groups for moms.

After you bring your new baby home, your hometown obstetrician, Dr. Jeter, will work closely with you through adjustments or difficulties you may be having with your body after giving birth.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeter, please call 864-427-8380. For information about childbirth and parenting classes at Spartanburg Medical Center, please call 864-560-BABY