Planning for a healthy baby starts before conception. At Doctors of Women, located in Irvine, California, we set you on the right path for a healthy pregnancy and delivery with prenatal vitamins, nutrition advice, and exercise recommendations that can help you move from the prepartum stage through every trimester, delivery, and beyond. If you are thinking of becoming pregnant or have just received the good news that you are, contact the all-female OB/GYN specialists at Doctors of Women.
A healthy baby starts with a healthy mother. Prepare your body for the extra stresses of pregnancy by:
As soon as you’re thinking of becoming pregnant or learn that you are, you need a thorough medical exam. Your physician will determine your blood type and test you for diabetes, anemia, STDs and other infections, and genetic abnormalities.
A high-risk pregnancy is not as scary as it sounds. It’s a term used to call attention to the special needs of the mother and child to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Your pregnancy may be considered high risk if you:
Your pregnancy is also considered to be high risk if you are carrying a baby with a genetic disorder, such as Down syndrome.
During your pregnancy, you should see your OB/GYN specialist regularly to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy. You will receive ultrasounds, blood tests, amniocentesis, and other tests. Regular checkups are the best way to avoid possible complications such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.
You should see your doctor regularly for prenatal checkups:
At Doctors of Women, the OB/GYN specialists have decades of experience preparing mothers for a healthy, happy pregnancy and delivery. Whether you’re already pregnant or just hoping to be, call or make an appointment online today.