Pregnancy can be an exciting, and stressful, time in your life
Obstetrician provides care for women in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA who are pregnant or who have recently had a baby. For expecting mothers, pregnancy can be an exciting time, but if you experience any complications, it can also be stressful. Preparing for a new child requires preparation and having an obstetrician you trust can help make this time in your life a little less stressful.
You’ll visit an obstetrician multiple times throughout your pregnancy
You’ll need to visit an obstetrician regularly throughout your pregnancy. Regular, scheduled visits are a normal part of pregnancy. During these visits, your obstetrician will check your vitals and health, as well as the vitals and health of the baby, or babies.
Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, your obstetrician will perform different tests. Ultrasounds, checking the baby’s heart rate, and other testing are all used to check your baby’s health and watch for any potential areas of concern.
Your obstetrician will also keep an eye on your health and monitor any potential health concerns for you. Keeping an eye out for issues like high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and more, are all important to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Your obstetrician can also provide care for high risk pregnancies
Unfortunately, not all pregnancies are easy. And some women have health issues or factors that make their pregnancy high risk. Being older in age, typically over 35, having high blood pressure or other illness like diabetes, are carrying multiple babies, or develop health concerns while pregnant, your obstetrician may have you come in for more frequent checkups. They may also restrict your activity to keep you and the little one healthy.
Obstetricians perform both vaginal and caesarean deliveries
There are two ways women can deliver a child, via a vaginal birth or a caesarean, also called a c-section. Your obstetrician is trained in both methods of delivery and will discuss your options with you beforehand.
While many women hope to have a vaginal delivery, that’s not always possible. If the baby is in a certain position, the baby is in distress, or you are in distress, a c section may be the best, if not only, option for you. This involves an incision in the abdomen which the doctor uses to remove the baby.
A vaginal delivery is less invasive as you won’t be under anesthesia, but an epidural to help block the pain may be an option for you. Be sure to discuss your birth options, and concerns, with your obstetrician prior to your due date.
Obstetricians in Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA
Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA area women who are expecting want to be sure they have the best care possible. Consider the obstetrician team at Georgia OBGYN, who take pride in providing quality, personalized care to their patients. Contact Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology today to learn more.