Atlanta women’s OBGYN provides prenatal care to women in the Atlanta, GA area. The months leading up to the arrival of your new baby will be jam packed with doctor visits, parenting classes, baby showers, and more. Prenatal care by your Atlanta women’s OBGYN can help put your mind at ease during this time and ensure you and your baby are healthy.
Q. What is prenatal care?
A. Prenatal care refers to the doctor appointments that begin when you find out you are pregnant all the way until you have your baby. Many people confused prenatal care with pre pregnancy care, which is when you visit your Atlanta women’s OBGYN prior to conceiving a child.
Q. What happens at prenatal appointments?
A. Though each appointment with your Atlanta women’s OBGYN will be slightly different, each will entail the doctor checking your vitals and the health of the baby. Depending on how far along you are, your Atlanta women’s OBGYN will do ultrasounds, any desired genetic testing, and will measure your belly throughout. Often your doctor will check your blood and urine to make sure you are healthy. Your prenatal appointments are also a great time to discuss any questions you have with your doctor.
Q. How often will I need to go?
A. How often you visit your Atlanta women’s OBGYN for prenatal care depends on a few factors. In the early months of pregnancy, you’ll only come in every month or month and a half. The further along you get in your pregnancy, the more frequently you’ll need to come in. Usually your Atlanta women’s OBGYN will have you come in for a checkup every week until you deliver starting at 37 weeks.
If you are a high risk pregnancy, however, your Atlanta women’s OBGYN will have you come in more frequently. This helps ensure you have a healthy, stress free pregnancy.
Q. Will my doctor be able to deliver my baby?
A. An OBGGYN is trained in both gynecology and obstetrics, meaning they are able to care for you throughout pregnancy, including birth. OBGYNs are able to deliver babies both vaginally and via caesarean.
Atlanta women’s OBGYN serves Atlanta, GA area women
Atlanta, GA area women who are expecting should make an appointment for prenatal care with the team at Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology. This group of Atlanta women’s OBGYN provide care throughout every stage of pregnancy and beyond. To learn more about the physicians in our practice, or to make an appointment, be sure to contact our office today. We look forward to meeting you.