Obstetrician often has a special place in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women’s’ hearts. After all, they help guide women through an exciting, and somewhat stressful, life changing event. An obstetrician is charged with providing care to expecting mothers and their babies. They also get the honor of bringing babies into the world.
That’s why it is so important that you feel comfortable with your obstetrician. They are your go to person when you experience anything out of the norm during your pregnancy as well as the person you turn to when you experience something new during those 40 plus weeks of pregnancy.
Atlanta and Alpharetta obstetricians provide quality care to expecting women
Though many people may confuse an obstetrician with a gynecologist or OBGYN, an obstetrician is a doctor that only provides care to women who are expecting or who have recently given birth. Outside of that event, you would be under the care of an OBGYN or gynecologist.
When you are expecting, you’ll make regular visits to your obstetrician. During these visits, they will check your health as well as the health of the baby. They do this by checking your vitals, performing sonograms and ultrasounds on the baby, and by providing needed testing as your pregnancy progresses. You’ll only visit every so often in the early months of pregnancy, but will go see your obstetrician with increasing frequency as the pregnancy progresses.
Your doctor will be able to perform the delivery
In addition to caring for you and baby during pregnancy, your obstetrician can also perform the delivery. Whether you have a vaginal birth or a cesarean, you obstetrician will be trained in both. Prior to your due date, you and your doctor will discuss a birthing plan so they are familiar with your wishes during this exciting time.
Following delivery, your obstetrician won’t just abandon you. Though they do not provide care to women who aren’t expecting, they will follow up with you and continue your care for a time after you give birth. They want to make sure you are healing properly and feeling well before you return to your normal women’s health provider.
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA women who are expecting or think they may be pregnant should contact Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our team of experts have experience delivering babies, in fact, we’ve delivered babies of babies we’ve delivered. Finding the best obstetrician to guide you through this time is important, and we’d be honored to be entrusted with your care. Contact us today to learn more about our staff or to schedule a time for you to come in and meet us.