Seeing an obstetrician during pregnancy is very important for the health and wellness of both the baby and the mother. As a top-ranked provider of obstetrics care in Salt Lake City, UT, Old Farm Obstetrics and Gynecology provides the care and treatment women need to stay as healthy as possible from conception through delivery.
Prenatal care is very important to keep women and their unborn babies healthy and to identify potential risks that could interfere with pregnancy and delivery. Most women will need to see their doctor every month for the first seven months or so, then every other week until week 36, and then every week until delivery. Women who have high-risk pregnancies will probably need to be seen more frequently.
High-risk pregnancies are pregnancies where the health of the mother or baby is compromised or when delivery might pose risks to either the mother or baby or both. Some of the conditions that can cause high-risk pregnancies include:
Some genetic abnormalities can also cause women to have a high-risk pregnancy.
A prenatal exam will begin with weight and blood pressure measurements to keep track of the mother's health and wellness during pregnancy. The belly will also be measured and the measurement will be recorded. Depending on how far the pregnancy has progressed, the baby's heart may be listened to and an ultrasound may be performed to check on the baby's development and to evaluate the uterus and the placenta. A urine sample will be taken for analysis and blood tests may also be performed. Once the exam is complete, expectant mothers will receive guidance on what to expect during the few weeks until their next appointment, and they'll also be provided with information to help them make healthy choices for themselves and their babies. If a woman has a high-risk pregnancy, other tests or evaluations may be performed or scheduled for a future date.
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