Obstetrics Q & A
When do I need prenatal care?
At Unified Premier Women’s Care, your prenatal visit schedule depends on your particular needs. For a healthy pregnancy, the visits usually occur at the following times.
- Once a month until 28 weeks gestation
- Twice a month from 28-36 weeks gestation
- Once a week from week 36 to your baby’s birth
Most patients have an ultrasound at 18-20 weeks gestation, and based on your personal needs you may have additional ultrasounds during your pregnancy. Your Unified Premier Women’s Care doctor might need to see you more often if you’re in a high-risk group or if you’re experiencing any problems during your pregnancy.
When is a pregnancy high risk?
Several things can automatically place your pregnancy in the high risk category, such as:
- Major health problems pre-pregnancy
- Age 35 or older
- Multiples pregnancy (twins, triplets, or more babies)
- Gestational diabetes
Other things may also cause your pregnancy to be high risk. If that’s the case for you, your doctor at Unified Premier Women’s Care can customize care during and after your pregnancy to ensure that both you and your baby are as healthy as possible.
What should I eat while pregnant?
Your doctor at Unified Premier Women’s Care makes diet recommendations based on your specific situation. Some general guidelines usually include eating:
- Lean meats
- Whole grains
- Leafy green veggies
- Cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products
While your doctor won’t usually forbid treats completely, it’s important to have them only in moderation. It’s best to get most of your nourishment from healthy foods instead of empty calories.
What kind of delivery should I have?
That’s up to you. The OB/GYNs at Unified Premier Women’s Care offer both vaginal and C-section births. The important thing is that you have a birth plan but still remain flexible.
Your doctor will always do their very best to help you have the birth that you want. However, your safety and your baby’s safety is the most important thing, and sometimes changes must happen to ensure that safety.
Your Unified Premier Women’s Care OB/GYN is here to support and guide you through your delivery, no matter what type of birth plan you have.
Looking for a compassionate OB/GYN to help you through your pregnancy? Call the office to schedule your appointment today.