Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology
OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX
Prenatal care helps prevent complications like gestational diabetes and preterm labor, so you can have a happy, healthy pregnancy. With two convenient locations in the Medical District of Fort Worth, Texas, Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology offers the best pregnancy and prenatal care available. From high-risk pregnancies to preconception counseling, Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology will ensure your pregnancy and delivery are safe and comfortable. For a full list of pregnancy services, call or schedule an appointment online.
What is prenatal care?
Prenatal care is the type of medical care you receive during pregnancy. This can include certain blood tests, scans, screenings, and more. The average pregnancy lasts for about 40 weeks, so it’s important to contact the experts at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology the moment you know you’re pregnant — even earlier if you planned the pregnancy.
Which prenatal care services can I expect during my pregnancy?
Regular checkups and communication with your doctor can help minimize the risk of pregnancy complications, which is why Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology provides a number of prenatal care services:
You want to be in the best health possible when you conceive, so your baby can grow in a healthy environment. Preconception counseling gives you the opportunity to prepare for your baby before conception.
Your doctor first examines your medical and family history, discusses your lifestyle habits, and performs a physical exam before making any recommendations. You may also opt for genetic counseling and testing to find out if you or your partner are carriers for genetic illnesses like sickle cell disease or muscular dystrophy.
Most women visit for at least two ultrasounds during pregnancy; one during the first trimester and another during the second. Not only do ultrasounds help predict your due date, but they also tell your pregnancy care team how your baby is developing. If there are any concerns — especially if you have a high-risk pregnancy — your doctor may bring you in for additional scans.
High-risk pregnancy care
Regular prenatal care helps Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology determine if you have a high-risk pregnancy. A thinning cervix, hypertension, or gestational diabetes may put you at risk of preterm labor, while preeclampsia can be life-threatening for you and your baby. When found early, your doctor can design a care plan that ensures you and your baby remain healthy and safe.
Some other common prenatal care services include:
- Medication changes
- Prenatal vitamins
- Diet and exercise changes
- Breastfeeding support
Pregnancy care at Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology is always patient-centered, so talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have regarding your pregnancy.
How often should I see my doctor during pregnancy?
How often you see your doctor during pregnancy depends on a number of factors, including your current health and medical history. However, most pregnancy experts recommend the following schedule for patients under 35.
- Once a month until week 28
- Twice a month until week 36
- Every week until your due date
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a pregnancy appointment, call Eighth Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology or book online.
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