Dr. Shamsah Amersi provides complete, state-of-the-art pregnancy services to patients in and around Santa Monica, CA. Whether this is your first pregnancy or you've gone down this road before, Dr. Amersi will provide you with the care, compassion and experience you need to help you through this exciting time.
How should I choose an obstetrician?
Your obstetrician will play an important role during your pregnancy, helping you make healthy choices and taking you right through labor and delivery. Ideally, you want to make sure the obstetrician you choose is someone with whom you feel comfortable. You can get to know a doctor by scheduling a consultation prior to your first exam. Ask lots of questions and discuss your concerns during the consultation to make sure you feel at ease.
Ask if the doctor has experience in high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, especially if you have preexisting conditions like diabetes that increase your risks for complications.
Be sure the doctor you choose has access to the most advanced, state-of-the-art testing techniques to help identify potential problems early in your pregnancy so they can be treated and addressed.
What should I expect during a prenatal exam?
During a prenatal exam, your weight will be checked and your blood pressure will be measured. You may also have a urine test blood work, as well as other routine tests to check on your health and the health of the baby. As your pregnancy progresses, the doctor will listen for the baby’s heartbeat and measure your uterus to provide you with an overall assessment of your progress, your health and the health of your baby.
What steps should I take to ensure a healthy pregnancy?
Diet plays a critical role during pregnancy. As the saying goes, you’re eating for two. Make sure you eat a well-balanced diet and take prenatal vitamins daily. Avoid raw fish, raw eggs and unpasteurized milk, cheeses and meats. Follow a plan of light to moderate exercise and avoid saunas, tanning booths and hot tubs where excessive heat can be bad for your baby.
We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.
"Dr. Amersi is a fantastic, loving, and attentive doctor. She has been nothing but supportive and answers every question I have"
"Dr. Amersi & staff are top notch. From check-in to post appt problems with a prescription, they were attentive, thorough and happy"
"I had a consultation with Dr. Amersi yesterday. Love her! Love the offices!"
"Dr. Amersi is absolutely wonderful. Not only is she attentive and nurturing, but she makes you feel like an old friend"
"It took me 7 years to find the right gynecologist, and Dr. Amersi is it. Her office is so peaceful and her staff is so kind. I am so grateful to have found her!"
"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"
"I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about 9 years now and couldn't be more pleased with her level of care, understanding, knowledge and professionalism"
"Okay, so I'll just start off by saying that Dr. Amersi is the best doctor, ever. I found her using Yelp and couldn't be happier!"
"Her office was very pretty & her staff was friendly. Even though I hate these types of visits Dr Amersi was very friendly, welcoming & made the visit easy :)"
" Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."
"Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"
"She is incredible! She genuinely cares about her patients and she really takes time to get to know you and treat you as a person, not just a patient."
"She is a true doctor who works from the heart and with such expertise! She has a way of looking at the whole picture that I think is so important."
"Doctors don't come any better then Amersi! She sincerely cares for her patients and is great at listening and providing the best care possible."
"Dr Amersi has been my doctor since 2004, she is really fantastic at what she does and really cares about her patients. The staff is super friendly."
"I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."
"Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".
"She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"
"Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."
Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion