Good prenatal care is one of the best ways you can plan for a healthy pregnancy. At Heartfelt Obstetrics & Gynecology in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the team of friendly and caring experts offers comprehensive prenatal care in a comfortable setting. Learn more about what customized prenatal care involves by calling the office or clicking on the online booking tool.
Prenatal care is health care for both you and your baby throughout pregnancy. At Heartfelt Obstetrics & Gynecology, the team of prenatal specialists offers all the care you need to have a safe pregnancy.
Without prenatal care, the risk of low birth weight triples, and the risk of fetal death is five times higher. Prenatal care allows the Heartfelt Obstetrics & Gynecology team to identify potential issues early and take action immediately. It can literally save your life and that of your baby.
Additionally, prenatal care can help you prevent many issues before they even have a chance to begin.
Schedule your first prenatal care visit after a positive home pregnancy test. Even better, you can schedule an appointment when you're planning a pregnancy to help you prepare in the best way possible.
After your first prenatal care appointment, you generally see the team at the following intervals for a low-risk pregnancy:
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you have more frequent prenatal care appointments, particularly in the second and third trimesters.
Your first prenatal care appointment usually includes an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. An "anatomy" ultrasound occurs at around 20 weeks, during which you can potentially learn your baby's sex if desired.
You also have weight, a blood pressure check, and urine tests at each visit. After 10 weeks, you hear your baby's heartbeat at every visit. The team measures your baby's growth (fundal height measurement) starting at 20 weeks.
You have special tests, such as a glucose test for gestational diabetes, at specific points in your pregnancy as well. Depending on your risk factors and personal wishes, you may also have genetic testing starting after 10 weeks of gestation.
The Heartfelt Obstetrics & Gynecology team provides comprehensive care during prenatal appointments, including not only tests and monitoring but also nutritional and exercise support and help to prepare for your baby.
Click on the online appointment tool or call Heartfelt Obstetrics & Gynecology to schedule your prenatal care visit.