Obstetric care encompasses all the medical services you need throughout your pregnancy. The compassionate doctors and nurse practitioners at Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. in Burlington, Massachusetts, have devoted years to providing exceptional obstetric care, combining their extensive medical experience with their natural concern for supporting the optimal health of every woman and baby. Call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or use online booking to schedule obstetric care today.
Obstetric care, which includes prenatal care, covers all the medical services you need during your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period. Your obstetrician focuses on one thing: protecting the health of you and your baby.
Yes, your obstetrician offers preconception counseling, a service that lays the groundwork for the healthiest possible pregnancy. During preconception counseling, they screen for health concerns and lifestyle habits that might affect your pregnancy or the health of you and your baby.
Preconception counseling should be done months before you plan to get pregnant. This gives you enough time to make changes to improve your health, such as getting your blood sugar or high blood pressure under control.
The Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. obstetricians treat women with a high-risk pregnancy, which means you have a higher than normal chance of developing a problem during your pregnancy or delivery.
You may have a high-risk pregnancy if:
Chronic health conditions affecting your pregnancy and the baby include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney disease.
In addition to the full scope of services provided during prenatal care, obstetrics also includes services such as:
Your provider usually doesn’t know you will need a C-section until problems arise during delivery. They prepare you ahead of time by teaching when you might need a C-section and what to expect if that happens.
Many women can safely have a vaginal delivery after having a C-section. It depends on variables like the number of previous C-sections, the type of incision, and your overall health.
Your obstetric care continues during the postpartum period (the 12 weeks after your delivery). In addition to a postpartum checkup, your obstetrician helps with concerns you may have, whether you need help with breastfeeding and baby care, you’re worried about bleeding or difficulty going to the bathroom, or you have questions about birth control and when you can have sex.
Call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or schedule an appointment online today to begin obstetric care.