Pregnancy Specialists

Dr. Kakossian & Dr. Khoury of K & K OB-GYN & Cosmetics offer women from Midtown East Manhattan and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY, comprehensive, state-of-the-art pregnancy care to help ensure both the mother-to-be and the developing baby stay as healthy as possible all the way through delivery.

Pregnancy Q & A

Why is a pre-pregnancy consultation a good idea?

Pregnancy takes a huge toll on your body’s resources. Making sure you’re as healthy as possible before becoming pregnant is an important part of helping to ensure you and your baby have an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery.

What happens during a prenatal exam?

Prenatal exams provide your obstetrician with the opportunity to evaluate your health and the health of your developing baby. During the visit, your weight and blood pressure will be measured and recorded and your belly may be measured. You’ll be asked about any symptoms you may be experiencing, and a urine test will also usually be performed. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy or if your pregnancy is considered high-risk, an ultrasound or blood tests may be ordered as well. Plus, you’ll receive guidance regarding how to stay healthy and you’ll be told what changes you can expect before your next office visit.

How often do I need to have a prenatal exam?

Most women see the obstetrician every four weeks for the first few months of pregnancy, then every two weeks and finally every week for the few weeks before the due date. Women who have high-risk pregnancies will usually need to be seen more frequently for monitoring.

What constitutes a high-risk pregnancy?

High-risk pregnancies include any pregnancy where the health of the mother or baby or both may be at risk during pregnancy or delivery. There are many possible causes of high-risk pregnancies, including:

  • Older maternal age
  • Hereditary or genetic disorders
  • Diabetes that exists before pregnancy or develops during pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure that exists before pregnancy or develops during pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Presence of large or growing fibroids
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Being pregnant with more than one baby

High-risk pregnancies are managed with regular office visits and monitoring with blood tests, ultrasounds and other testing and evaluation to ensure both the baby and the mother remain healthy. Lifestyle changes like stopping smoking and avoiding alcohol or illicit drug use are also important.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Kakossian is incredible. She was very nice, caring, and attentive. I felt as though I was her only patient of the day. I would recommend Dr. K to anyone."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Kakossian is a very knowledgeable, attentive and caring doctor. As long as ive been going to her the experience has always been a great one. I highly recommend her."

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  • RateMDs

    "I could never thank you enough for the care and love you provided me. I know in my heart I would not have my little girl if it weren't for you."

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  • “Thank you for helping us get pregnant and for taking such good care of us during the pregnancy.”

    Irene V.
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    “Thank you so much for answering my phone call in the middle of the night when I went into labor, and for being there for me in the hospital!"

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    "Thank you SO much Dina...I just wanted to tell you how amazing you are. I have not had someone so caring and so professional in all my years in the US medical system."

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  • Vitals

    "Dr. Kakossian is a very knowledgeable, attentive and caring doctor. As long as ive been going to her the experience has always been a great one. I highly recommend her."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Kakossian is a very knowledgeable, attentive & caring doctor. As long as I've been going to her the experience has always been a great one. I highly recommend her."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I would give Dr. Kakossian and the staff more than 5 stars if I could. Dr. Kakossian has wonderful bedside manner and makes you feel extremely comfortable."

    Nicole F.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Kakossian has helped me immensely in normalizing my hormonal imbalances and making me feel better, and for that I am greatly thankful. She is my doctor to go."

    Sandra Z.
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    "State of the art and immaculate facility."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "An excellent doctor who is very caring an knowledgeable. His staff is helpful & he has a very nice & clean office. [...] immaculate operating & recovery rooms!"

    Anastasia
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Khoury is an amazing doctor! He is so thorough, compassionate & professional. I needed surgery & was so scared, I had so many questions, & he answered every one."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "Dr. Khoury is a great doctor and surgeon... I really recommend Dr. Khoury - Best gyn doctor I've been to so far and I plan on sticking with him."

    Ramona B.
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