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Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN & Breast Cancer Assessment located in Santa Monica, CA

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.

Pregnancy Q & A

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.


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Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Net