Obstetrics And Prenatal Care

Commonwealth OB-GYN

OB-GYNs located in Brookline Village, Brookline, MA

If you’ve recently discovered you are pregnant, congratulations! Now, it’s time to choose an obstetrician to provide prenatal care and guide you through pregnancy. The physicians and clinical staff at Commonwealth OB-GYN in Brookline Village, Brookline, Massachusetts, offer expert and personalized obstetrics care to see you through your pregnancy and delivery. Call to schedule an appointment today.

Obstetrics and Prenatal Care Q & A

Commonwealth OB-GYN

When should prenatal care begin?

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that you be in contact with your obstetrical provider between weeks five and eight to confirm your pregnancy. This first visit is the start of your prenatal care at Commonwealth OB-GYN.

The team establishes your estimated due date (EDD) and provides you with the strategies you need to have a healthy pregnancy. The EDD helps to establish a time frame for your prenatal care. This way, you can schedule prenatal tests at the appropriate times to check the growth and development of your baby.

 

Why do I need obstetric care?

Your obstetrician at Commonwealth OB-GYN provides medical care and advice to help you and your baby stay healthy throughout your pregnancy and delivery. They monitor your baby’s growth and offer tests and health screenings to ensure your baby is developing at the appropriate pace.

Your obstetrician also checks you for signs of illness or abnormality. If you have any irregular test results, for example, high blood pressure or glucose during pregnancy, your obstetrician provides treatment to improve your health and protect your baby.

 

What should I expect from my obstetrician?

Expect to receive information about what happens before, during, and after childbirth. The team at Commonwealth OB-GYN answers all your questions and provides expert advice on diet, exercise, use of over-the-counter medications, and how to protect your health.

They also offer treatments and advice to help you manage pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, heartburn, and pain in your lower back and legs. Finally, when it’s time for childbirth, your obstetrician attends your labor and delivery.

 

How often do I need to see my obstetrician?

For the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, you will have monthly appointments to measure your belly, check your weight,  blood pressure, and administer other tests to monitor your pregnancy.

Expect to schedule appointments every two weeks between weeks 30 and 36 of your pregnancy. Then, for the final weeks, you schedule weekly appointments. You may require additional appointments for ultrasounds, glucose testing for gestational diabetes, or if the pregnancy is high risk.

The team at Commonwealth OB/GYN have many years of experience and a knowledgeable and compassionate approach to obstetrics. Call to schedule your prenatal appointment today.