Prenatal Care Specialist

WHASN Meadows

Obstetrics & Gynecology & General Surgery located in Las Vegas, NV

Keeping up with prenatal care throughout your pregnancy is important for your own health and the health of your baby, even if you’ve had healthy pregnancies before. At WHASN Meadows, which has multiple locations in and around Las Vegas, Nevada, experienced obstetricians provide top-notch pregnancy care, including genetic testing, sonography, and counseling. To explore all prenatal care services, call WHASN Meadows or book an appointment online today.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care includes all treatments, exams, and tests you get throughout your pregnancy to foster on-track fetal development and prepare for a healthy birth. The prenatal care you receive at WHASN Meadows focuses on keeping you and your baby healthy. The care you get is also personalized according to your health and preferences and the baby’s health.

The obstetricians at WHASN Meadows specialize in routine and high-risk prenatal care. You might need high-risk prenatal care for any number of reasons, including multiple births (twins or triplets), an underlying health condition you have, a health condition you develop during pregnancy, or a genetic condition that your baby has. 

Which services does prenatal care include?

The services you receive within prenatal care can vary based on whether or not your pregnancy is high risk and the specific risks associated with your pregnancy. Your providers at WHASN Meadows keep you on track and up to date with any fetal monitoring services you need and can address new concerns if they arise. 

Your prenatal care visits may involve:

  • Ultrasound imaging (sonography), including 3D imaging
  • Physical exams
  • Measurements
  • Genetic testing
  • Nonstress test
  • Treatment for gestational diabetes
  • Treatment for antepartum depression
  • Treatment for skin conditions associated with pregnancy
  • Prenatal counseling
  • Treatment for any preexisting conditions that can affect your pregnancy

By keeping up with your prenatal care visits throughout the three trimesters of pregnancy, you can minimize your chances of experiencing complications during pregnancy and in childbirth. Your providers are prepared to answer all of your questions and provide helpful advice for managing any pregnancy symptoms. 

How often should I schedule prenatal care appointments?

Prenatal appointments happen regularly throughout your pregnancy and increase in frequency as you approach your delivery date. Your obstetrician may advise you to visit more regularly than someone with a routine pregnancy if yours is high risk. 

With a pregnancy that isn’t high risk, the obstetricians at WHASN Meadows encourage you to visit every four or six weeks for weeks 1-32 of your pregnancy. From week 32 through week 37, you should visit every two or three weeks. From week 37 until you go into labor, you must visit weekly. 

To schedule an appointment for prenatal care or preconception counseling, call WHASN Meadows or book online today.