Obstetric Care

Obstetric Care services offered in Burlington, MA

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 Q & A

What is obstetric care?

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.

Can I get preconception counseling through obstetric care?

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.

Is a high-risk pregnancy treated with obstetric care?

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:

  • You’re in your teens or older than 35
  • You’re carrying multiple babies
  • Your baby has congenital abnormalities
  • You previously delivered early or had a low birth weight baby
  • You had complications during an earlier pregnancy
  • Have chronic health conditions

Chronic health conditions affecting your pregnancy and the baby include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney disease.

What other services will I receive through obstetric care?

In addition to the full scope of services provided during prenatal care, obstetrics also includes services such as:

Cesarean delivery (C-section)

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.

Vaginal birth after a C-section (VBAC)

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.

Postpartum care

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.