Plan and Care for Your Family's Future?
From the family planning stages to postpartum, the professionals at Women's Health Group offer obstetrics care to women at all stages of pregnancy.
Learn more about the types of services we offer by clicking the options below:
- Family Planning
- Pregnancy Management and Delivery
- Postpartum Care
- Prenatal Care
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Prenatal Care in the Denver, CO Area
What is prenatal care?
Prenatal care is the treatment of a woman and her unborn child during pregnancy. It is never too early to begin prenatal care and set the foundation for a healthy pregnancy.
From the beginning of your first trimester until the birth of your baby, your OB-GYN is your partner for health and wellness.
Prenatal Care Helps with Complications
Sometimes, complications during pregnancy can happen. Whether these complications impact the mother's health or the baby's, they need to be dealt with immediately and monitored for the rest of the pregnancy. Some may even result in the pregnancy being considered high-risk.
Here are some of the most common ones:
Handling Pregnancy Symptoms During a Prenatal Visit
Tips for Healthy Prenatal Journey
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your OB-GYN about steps you should
be taking to protect the health of you and your baby. For example:
- Taking a prenatal vitamin
- Avoiding foods high in mercury
- Getting a flu shot
- Avoiding hot tubs or saunas
- Eating a nutritious diet
- Avoiding alcohol and excessive caffeine consumption
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Optimizing your sleep position
- Avoiding contact with kitty litter
- Taking a childbirth education class
Facts About Prenatal Care
Mothers who do not get prenatal care have three times as many low birth weight babies as women who do seek prenatal treatment.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that fetus and infant mortality is five times higher among women who do not get prenatal care.
The United Health Foundation reports that that 77.6% of women seek early prenatal care.
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You will visit your obstetrician multiple times over the course of your pregnancy but your first visit may be one of the longest. This visit will consist of a review of your health history, a physical examination, blood type and Rh testing, HIV screening, and a host of other lab tests. You may also need an updated pap smear and immunizations to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Finally, your obstetrician will offer tips and advice for a healthy pregnancy and schedule your next visit – usually during the first part of your second trimester. Future prenatal visits will consist of weight measurement, fundal height measurements, and blood pressure screenings, as well as urine tests, sonograms and additional lab testing as needed.