Prenatal care is crucial to the healthy development of your baby. At Women’s Care of Beverly Hills, the experienced obstetrics team offers personalized prenatal care, including in-office ultrasounds and routine checkups, to ensure you and your baby have what you need to thrive. The team also provides postnatal services to give you the support you need after childbirth. Call the office in Beverly Hills or Redondo Beach, California, to schedule a prenatal care appointment or book one online today.
The prenatal care services at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills focus on keeping you and your baby healthy throughout the different stages of your pregnancy.
These services allow the team to identify potential health issues in parents and their babies early to prevent complications during pregnancy or labor and delivery.
Those who don’t receive adequate prenatal care are at increased risk for complications like low birth weight and premature delivery.
Those at low risk for pregnancy complications should schedule prenatal care appointments once a month until week 28 of pregnancy. Visits increase to twice a month until week 36. After that, you meet with the Women’s Care of Beverly Hills team weekly until you’re ready to give birth.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy because of existing medical issues or if you’re over 35, you can expect to schedule more frequent visits. The team can discuss how often you need a prenatal visit based on your medical history and your baby’s development.
Schedule your first prenatal visit as soon as you know you’re pregnant to ensure you and your baby have what you need to be healthy.
During your initial prenatal care visit, the Women’s Care of Beverly Hills team spends time getting to understand your medical history and your existing health. They also complete a comprehensive physical exam and evaluate your blood pressure and weight.
The team collects bloodwork, urine testing, and other lab work to identify any issues, including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), that can negatively affect your pregnancy. They also estimate your due date and help you start preparing for your baby’s birth.
As your pregnancy progresses, they also evaluate your baby’s development and growth during physical exams and state-of-the-art ultrasounds as well as all the most up to date genetic screening tests.
The team may recommend lifestyle and diet changes, prenatal vitamins, and daily exercises to keep you fit during pregnancy and to prevent unhealthy weight gain and other potential complications.
The postnatal care services available at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills help you adjust to the changes your body goes through during pregnancy and childbirth. The team can address various postnatal issues, including vaginal pain and incontinence.
They also offer resources to support breastfeeding, general infant care, and your mental health. Family planning services are also available to prevent unintended pregnancies.
To schedule a prenatal care consultation, call the Women’s Care of Beverly Hills office nearest you or book an appointment online today.