If a woman is considering pregnancy or is already pregnant, then prenatal care is beneficial for the unborn infant’s health along with the mother’s overall well-being. Prenatal care is available from a variety of medical facilities such as a physician’s office, birthing center, or health clinic. Prenatal care is considered a type of preventative medical care to find problems in the earliest stages of pregnancy. We at the Women’s OB/GYN Center in Webster and Pasadena are proud to offer prenatal care to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
What Happens During Prenatal Checkups?
During your prenatal checkups, you are examined carefully for any problems. A nurse will check your weight and blood pressure to determine the current state of your health. Laboratory work can keep you informed about your body at all stages of the process; a blood test can confirm your pregnancy, and a urine test can help in the detection of any potential problems. During some prenatal visits, you can have 3D or 4D ultrasound examinations to see images of the infant in the uterus, and this is when you may discover if the infant is a boy or a girl. If you are considering a pregnancy, then you can have a prenatal checkup to determine if you have any health problems, and the physician can provide information to help you become pregnant with a healthier infant.
Additional Aspects of Prenatal Checkups
In addition to an examination during your prenatal care checkup, your physician will provide information about consuming a nutritious diet, maintaining an exercise routine, and caring for your health throughout the pregnancy. A certified midwife is also available to assist expectant mothers throughout their time with us. Our goal is to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible throughout the process.
If you would like more information on the benefits of prenatal care, feel free to reach out to The Women’s OB/GYN Center and make an appointment! At our offices in Pasadena and Webster, TX, our team of caring professionals will be happy to answer any questions, address any concerns, and help you through this step on your exciting new journey. Contact us today to set up your consultation!