The importance of prenatal care

shutterstock 1499899133 If you have recently discovered you are pregnant, the team at Woodlands OBGYN Associates congratulates you! We know how exciting—and scary!—the pregnancy journey can be. However, many women can ease their minds during the next eight months by working with a team of professionals with the skills and experience to monitor pregnancy and ensure a healthy baby and childbirth experience. Drs. Kellyn Rielly, Holly Westmoreland, Raj Syal, and Jenna Everson are here to assist new and returning women at Woodlands OBGYN Associates for prenatal care. But why is prenatal care important?

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is best described as any treatment or advice based on professional recommendations from a doctor during one’s pregnancy. These visits occur throughout the three trimesters with different focuses throughout. Women can reduce the risk of a variety of prenatal issues by maintaining these regular appointments with their obstetrician.

How often are prenatal visits?

Most women will experience changes in how often their appointments are based on the progression of their pregnancy. In the earlier stages, visits once a month are appropriate. Approximately halfway through the pregnancy, women may have ultrasounds and other diagnostic tests to monitor the growth of the baby and make sure no problems are spotted. As women enter into the third trimester, visits will also increase until delivery. Patients who are diagnosed with any condition that makes them a high risk pregnancy may have more frequent prenatal visits and diagnostic imaging done to monitor both the baby and mom throughout the process.

Why are prenatal visits important?

These visits are vital to ensuring a healthy pregnancy. They allow a professional to monitor the health of the developing baby while providing other services for the mother including genetic screenings and diagnostic ultrasounds.

Schedule an appointment at Woodlands OBGYN Associates today

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now is the time to connect with a doctor to provide prenatal care to ensure a healthy baby. Call (281) 364-9898 to request an appointment at the office, conveniently located at 17183 I-45 #610. Drs. Kellyn Rielly, Holly Westmoreland, Raj Syal, and Jenna Everson are here to help patients in and around the area of The Woodlands, TX with their gynecological and obstetric needs.

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Friday: 8 AM – 12 Noon
Location Map: 17183 I-45 The Woodlands, TX 77385

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