Finding out you are pregnant can bring about a wave of emotions, and you might be wondering what you need to do to prepare for your coming bundle of joy. At South County Med Spa & Wellness, we are committed to helping our patients experience quality care in various stages of life, including pregnancy. Our highly qualified and skilled team is here to provide OB-GYN services throughout your entire pregnancy.
What is prenatal care?
As you may have guessed, there are quite a few medical needs you may have throughout pregnancy.
Prenatal care begins the moment you believe you might be pregnant and will continue through the birth of your child. Most mothers need monthly prenatal checkups for routine screenings, testing, and monitoring baby’s development throughout the pregnancy, with more frequent checkups scheduled closer to the baby’s due date. Those who may be at a higher risk for pregnancy complications may have more frequent appointments depending on your doctor’s discretion.
During these appointments, we will not only monitor your symptoms and baby’s growth, but we will also provide prenatal counseling to help you adapt and prepare for motherhood. We understand that pregnancy can be accompanied by various challenges and anxieties at times, and we strive to ease any discomfort or concerns so you can enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest.
What is considered a high-risk pregnancy?
Your pregnancy can be considered a “high-risk” due to a variety of reasons but is often a result of a health condition, age, a history of miscarriage, or when carrying twins.
During your initial appointment, we will discuss your health history so we can best make recommendations for your specific needs during your pregnancy. For some health conditions, we may refer you to see other specialists in addition to your prenatal care with us to best monitor the health of you and your baby.
Can I seek care if I am trying to conceive, but am not yet pregnant?
Yes! Seeking care before pregnancy is always helpful when you are trying to conceive, as we can provide preconception services to help you be in the best health and mindset to become pregnant. If you are currently on birth control and looking to become pregnant, we can help with the transition and help determine when the best time to try and conceive may be.
At South County Med Spa & Wellness, we value all of our patients . . . even the tiniest ones! We look forward to serving you throughout your pregnancy journey. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact South County Med Spa & Wellness today.