Just think: In the nine short months that make up your pregnancy you create and deliver a human life. There’s much to consider during this fast-paced journey and the obstetricians at Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. can help. From prenatal care to delivery, this team of experts helps women in Beaumont, Texas, navigate the pregnancy waters with ease.
Pregnancy Q & A
If you’ve decided that the time is right to start or expand your family, there’s much you can do before you get pregnant to prepare.
The first step is to make an appointment with one of the obstetricians at Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. for a full examination and review of your current and past medical history. This baseline visit provides the doctor with information that may prove invaluable down the road. It’s also a great time to review how you can best set yourself up for success, including:
- Which supplements and vitamins you should take
- Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and reducing alcohol consumption
- Ways to manage pre-existing health conditions
This visit also provides a great opportunity for you to learn more about your potential journey into motherhood, so come armed with any questions you may have.
Once you receive the great news, your pregnancy is in full swing and the obstetricians at Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. sit down with you to review a prenatal schedule.
A typical prenatal schedule goes like this:
- Once a month for weeks 4-28
- Twice a month for weeks 28-36
- Weekly after week 36
These visits are critical in making sure your pregnancy is progressing well and that you and your baby reach important milestones along the way. It’s during these visits that you get the first glimpses of your baby through an ultrasound, and even find out the sex of your baby if you’re so inclined.
Regular visits also provide important preventive care, allowing the obstetrician to spot and treat potential problems before they become major issues.
If you’ve been classified as a high-risk pregnancy, there’s usually no need for immediate alarm. Women automatically fall into the high-risk category for many reasons, including:
- Advanced age (over 35)
- Multiple babies
- A history of miscarriage
- A pre-existing medical condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
In these instances, the doctors simply monitor your pregnancy more carefully through more frequent visits and testing.
There are also times when the obstetrician spots a problem that develops during your pregnancy that bears watching.
To help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible, rely on the expertise of the obstetricians at Southeast Texas OB/GYN Associates, P.A. To get started, call or book an appointment online.