Prenatal Care

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Lawrenceville, GA

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Prenatal Care

Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Lawrenceville, GA

Choosing prenatal care is perhaps the most crucial step you can take to maintain a healthy pregnancy and birth. At Lovely OBGYN in Lawrenceville, Georgia, knowledgeable Obstetrician & Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Emerald Lovely, MD, and the expert team provide exceptional prenatal care to patients through all three pregnancy trimesters. Keep yourself and your baby healthy with prenatal care visits by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Prenatal Care Q&A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care at Lovely OBGYN includes medical evaluations, diagnostic testing, and treatments if needed during pregnancy. This type of care is vital to the health of yourself and your unborn baby, keeping both of you as healthy as possible throughout pregnancy. Lovely OBGYN specializes in comprehensive, quality prenatal care for low- and high-risk pregnancies.

What does prenatal care consist of?

Lovely OBGYN’s prenatal care services consist of the following:

  • Routine medical exams
  • Pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Nutrition, exercise, and health education
  • Health screenings
  • Genetic testing for genetic disorders
  • On-site lab testing
  • Gestational diabetes screening
  • Vaccinations
  • Labor and delivery

The practice offers same-day appointment availability if you have an urgent medical need during your pregnancy. 

What should I expect during prenatal care appointments?

A compassionate provider greets you at Lovely OBGYN for a prenatal visit. They weigh you, may ask you to leave a urine sample, and check your blood pressure and other vital signs. They review your health history, medications, symptoms, and lifestyle.

Prenatal visits also include a medical exam, including a pelvic exam, Pap test, and ultrasound if necessary. Your provider often measures your abdomen and listens to your baby’s heartbeat. They look for signs of a healthy pregnancy or potential problems.

If you need genetic testing, health screenings, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or treatments, the Lovely OBGYN providers tailor a plan that’s best suited to your needs.

They address any concerns or questions you have about your pregnancy and provide education regarding healthy lifestyle habits that reduce the risk of complications. 

How often should I schedule prenatal care visits?

Schedule an appointment at Lovely OBGYN as soon as you suspect you’re pregnant or have a positive home pregnancy test. Many women initially need monthly prenatal appointments, with more frequent visits as they approach their due dates. 

Your appointment schedule may include monthly visits during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy, twice-a-month appointments during weeks 28-36, and weekly appointments until you give birth. 

High-risk pregnancies resulting from older maternal age, multiple births, underlying health problems, or a history of pregnancy complications, typically require more prenatal appointments than low-risk pregnancies. 

Call the office any time you develop unusual symptoms during pregnancy, such as pelvic pain, cramping, bleeding, or decreased fetal movement.

Schedule a prenatal care appointment at Lovely OBGYN by phone or online today.