New Noblesville Practice Delivers a Comprehensive Range of Services
Writer / Megan Arszman
It can be difficult to find a doctor you trust – a doctor into whose hands you would put not only your life, but also the life of your baby. For a soon-to-be mother, finding the right doctor can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be.
In late March the City of Noblesville welcomed Axia Women’s Health, a facility that offers a full scope of gynecological and obstetrical care. The Noblesville office is one of nine OB/GYN of Indiana locations around central Indiana, a part of the Axia Women’s Health network.
The office is all-encompassing when it comes to women’s health, including physical therapy, fertility, gynecology, obstetrics, and minimally invasive surgery.
“We have a wide range of on-site services for prenatal and postnatal health,” says Sumiya Majeed, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN and member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Majeed works out of both the Fishers and Noblesville Axia Women’s Health locations.
Majeed explains that the Noblesville location offers many tools to help pregnant women remain healthy throughout their pregnancy, including genetic testing as well as a pregnancy smartphone application that provides on-demand resources and education.
“We also offer on-site physical therapy to help manage prenatal and postpartum discomfort,” she says.
Majeed and her colleagues know pregnancy can be a scary time, and work to provide a safe and comfortable environment and grow their patient relationships.
“Pregnancy is stressful, even in the best of circumstances,” she says. “We want our patients to know that we are here to advocate for them.”
The doctors create individualized pregnancy plans that suit each patient’s needs, focusing on the mental and physical health of mom and baby.
“We know that families were reluctant to have babies during the pandemic and as things are evolving, we have seen an increase in patients coming in to explore pregnancy planning services,” Majeed says.
Majeed adds that there is never a one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy health, and shares some important tips for women looking to begin planning a pregnancy:
Connect with your provider early. The earlier we can start discussions together around previous health history, risk factors and any barriers to care (e.g., work, travel or child care) before pregnancy, the better we can assist in helping you throughout your pregnancy journey. We talk to patients in depth about chronic medical conditions and pre-pregnancy genetic testing.
Establish a regular exercise regimen. If you are currently active, we recommended that you maintain a moderate-intensity routine during pregnancy. If not, consider adding simple exercise such as walking. This can help with preventing high blood pressure and diabetes in pregnancy. We only recommend staying clear of certain contact sports.
Maintain a healthy diet. Getting proper nutrition is important for both you and your baby. Diets such as the Mediterranean diet have also been shown to help boost fertility and help women to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy. We also like women trying to conceive to start their prenatal vitamins early.
Consider genetic testing. Your doctor can provide carrier screening, which can determine if you could potentially pass on a genetic condition such as cystic fibrosis or spinal muscular atrophy to your baby during pregnancy.
Be open about any concerns or fears. We understand that pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience and it is possible to experience anxiety, stress and depression. Don’t be afraid to talk to us about this. We are here to help. After all, a healthy mom makes for a healthy family.
Axia Women’s Health is located at 18051 River Road, Suite 202 in Noblesville. For more info, call 317-872-1415 or visit axiawh.com.