When you find out you’re pregnant, it’s time to start searching for an obstetrician and learning about the services that are offered. There are also services provided if you are having trouble getting pregnant. If you already see a gynecologist, then an option would be to use that doctor for obstetrical services. There are various tests and procedures that are performed during each trimester as well as different things that you should look for while you’re pregnant to ensure that your baby is developing. Many obstetrical services are provided in the doctor’s office while others are provided in a laboratory facility or at the hospital where you’ll deliver.
One of the obstetrical services that is beneficial is genetic counseling and testing. If there is a disease in your family or if there are concerns that your child might have a genetic disease, then you can be tested to determine if the markers are present either before you get pregnant or after you get pregnant. This is an important option that you have so that you can better prepare for the birth of your baby if there are any genetic health issues that you’ll have to face or if you are trying to decide whether you want to have a family of your own or adopt a child instead.
An obstetrician can answer questions and perform tests pertaining to infertility. All of your prenatal care can be handled as well as postpartum care so that your health is monitored for the duration of your pregnancy and after delivery. Your doctor can check your baby’s heartbeat and the heart rate as well as measure your stomach to ensure that your baby is growing properly. You can also be tested for certain conditions that arise while you’re pregnant, such as gestational diabetes.
To learn more about the obstetrical services available to you, we warmly invite you to get started by making an appointment with the Institute for Women’s Health! Here at our offices in San Antonio, our caring and dedicated professionals will be happy to explain your full range of options and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!