Obstetrics Q & A
Why do I need the support of an obstetrics specialist?
The obstetricians at OB/GYN Associates of Miami provide care during your entire pregnancy, from preconception to delivery and beyond. Regular care from an obstetrician helps ensure your pregnancy is healthy and safe. They can identify any possible complications early and provide appropriate treatment when necessary.
What services does an obstetrics practice provide?
Obstetrics includes a number of services to keep you and your baby healthy, including pre-pregnancy counseling, prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postnatal care.
If you’re thinking about becoming pregnant, your obstetrician can help you get your body ready. They advise you to optimize your nutrition with a whole-foods diet, take recommended prenatal vitamins to prevent neural tube defects, and exercise according to your fitness level.
The obstetrics providers at OB/GYN Associates of Miami care for you throughout the nine months of your pregnancy. This includes periodic physical exams and tests to evaluate your baby’s development.
Labor and delivery
You get expert care during labor and the delivery of your baby. The obstetricians review all the delivery options with you and help you develop a birth plan so you get the experience and support you need. The practice oversees natural and C-section deliveries and provides you with absolute support while you’re in the hospital.
After you deliver, the obstetricians of OB/GYN Associates of Miami ensure you’re healing properly. They answer any questions you have about your body, including breastfeeding. Postnatal care includes evaluation of your mood to ensure you’re doing OK emotionally in this period when some women have very real feelings of postpartum depression.
What tests will I undergo during pregnancy?
Your obstetrician recommends a number of screening tests to evaluate your health. These include blood typing to inform delivery, as well as screenings for anemia and gestational diabetes.
Depending on your family history, personal medical history, and your age, the doctors may recommend additional screenings, such as:
- Genetic testing
- Chromosomal testing
The obstetricians at OB/GYN Associates of Miami provide thorough care to ensure your pregnancy progresses as normally as possible.
What if I have a high-risk pregnancy?
A high-risk pregnancy is one in which you or your baby is at increased risk of complications during development or delivery. Maternal age of 35 or older, hypertension, multiple fetuses, and diabetes are examples of complicating factors that put you at high risk.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, the obstetricians recommend more frequent checkups and possibly more screening tests to ensure you and your baby stay healthy. With increased monitoring and diligence, the vast majority of high-risk pregnancies progress normally.
To obtain superb care during your pregnancy, book an obstetrics appointment at OB/GYN Associates of Miami by calling the friendly staff or booking online today.