It is essential for you and your baby’s health that you have quality, holistic care throughout your pregnancy. Joanna Sampson, FNP, NP, and Dr. Ashwina Sheth, provide excellent pregnancy care at Gyne Health Women’s Center in Alexandria, Virginia. When you are expecting a little one, call or schedule an appointment online for excellent prenatal care throughout every stage of your pregnancy.
Specialized medical care during pregnancy, or prenatal care, is essential for maintaining a healthy pregnancy and delivery. From the earliest signs of pregnancy, your body goes through many changes. Expert prenatal care benefits both you and your growing little one by:
When you learn that you are expecting a baby, your prenatal care should begin right away. The providers at Gyne Health Women’s Center support you throughout your pregnancy and help connect you to trusted obstetricians who can safely deliver your little one when the time comes.
As part of a comprehensive, holistic approach to prenatal care, your providers offer:
If you have a chronic illness, such as diabetes, your providers work closely with you to ensure you are as healthy as possible throughout every stage of pregnancy.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, due to chronic illness or advanced age, you may need to come in for more frequent visits or undergo additional screenings to ensure the fewest complications possible.
Typically, prenatal care begins within about eight to ten weeks after your first missed a menstrual period and continue monthly for the first several months of your pregnancy. During the last trimester, your provider may increase your visits every two weeks.
Most prenatal visits include:
During different stages of your pregnancy, your visit may also include blood draws or screenings. Your provider may order an ultrasound on your first visit or may suggest you wait until later in your pregnancy. During your visit with your provider, you may ask questions and share concerns you may have.
To schedule your first pregnancy care visit, call, or book online with Gyne Health Women’s Center.