Pregnancy is amazing and joyful; it’s also hard work and at times, difficult, as your body goes through massive changes to support your baby. Through it all, you can depend on the sensitive and highly trained doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center in Las Vegas. From personal guidance on pregnancy issues to specialized in-office testing, they provide comprehensive pregnancy services. Whether you need a pregnancy test or your first prenatal visit, you can schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
Preconception counseling refers to an exam to determine whether you have any health issues that could affect your ability to carry a full-term pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. By identifying any problems, the doctors at The Ob-Gyn Center can recommend lifestyle changes and treatments that optimize your health before you become pregnant.
Untreated chronic health conditions, nutritional deficiencies, smoking, and being overweight are just a few problems that can affect your baby. For example, uncontrolled high blood sugar (diabetes) increases your risk of preterm delivery and a low birth weight baby, while being overweight is associated with preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) and increases the risk of birth defects.
At each prenatal visit, your doctor at The Ob-Gyn Center thoroughly evaluates you and your baby. Your weight, blood pressure, and overall health are checked, as well as your baby’s growth and heart rate.
Your doctor devotes time to answering your questions and helping with the range of concerns affecting pregnant women, such as morning sickness, nutrition, and weight gain.
At specific times throughout your pregnancy, you’ll also undergo routine tests checking for health concerns that can affect you and your baby, such as:
The team at The Ob-Gyn Center provide pregnancy care for certain high-risk pregnancies. In some cases, however, your doctor may collaborate with local perinatal specialists, depending on the reason for your high-risk pregnancy.
You can also receive specialized services, such as in-office fetal monitoring. Your doctor may perform nonstress tests to evaluate fetal movement and heart rate, as well as amniotic fluid level checks and biophysical profiles.
You’ll receive an ultrasound at your first visit to confirm your pregnancy, precisely determine your baby’s gestational age, and find out whether you’re carrying more than one baby.
For most women, the next ultrasound is during the second trimester to evaluate the baby’s growth and anatomy, verify placenta location, and possibly learn the baby’s gender. However, the certified technicians may perform a 2D, 3D, or 4D ultrasound at any time during your pregnancy if your doctor needs to evaluate your baby’s development.
When you know or suspect you’re pregnant, call The Ob-Gyn Center to receive compassionate and individualized pregnancy services.