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Prenatal Care Specialist

Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC

OBGYNs & Certified Nurse Midwives located in Hastings, NE & Grand Island, NE

Expectant mothers want the very best care for themselves and their unborn babies to ensure their child has the best possible start in life. If you're looking for the highest quality prenatal care, the experienced OB/GYNs and midwives at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, in Hastings and Grand Island, Nebraska, can help. They provide regular health screenings and all the information and support you need during your pregnancy. For the best in prenatal care, call Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, or book an appointment online.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care covers all the monitoring, screening, support, and treatment you and your unborn baby require during your pregnancy.

Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, offers exceptional prenatal care, conducting all your regular health checks and giving you everything you need for a healthy, happy pregnancy.  

The team has both OB/GYNs and midwives who are all experienced and highly qualified in providing prenatal care.

What kind of prenatal care might I need?

Every woman's pregnancy is different, so the Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, team individualizes your prenatal care to meet your needs. Most women visit their OB/GYN or midwife every four weeks up to the 28th week, then every two weeks up to the 36th week of pregnancy. During the last month (weeks 37 to 40), you have a prenatal checkup every week.

At your prenatal checkups, your provider measures your blood pressure and temperature and takes a urine sample to check for signs of common pregnancy problems like high blood pressure, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and gestational diabetes. 

If you should develop any of these conditions, your prenatal care program ensures you begin any treatment you need before they get any worse. Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, also offers prenatal care to women with high-risk pregnancies.

What pregnancy problems can prenatal care address?

Your OB/GYN or midwife offers information and help with many issues you might encounter during your pregnancy, such as:

  • Dietary advice
  • Weight management
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Exercising safely
  • Morning sickness
  • Backache

If you have any worrying symptoms like pain or spotting between your prenatal care visits, your OB/GYN is available to investigate the cause and provide any treatment you need.

Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, also runs prenatal classes at no additional charge to help prepare you for labor and delivery.

What tests might I need as part of my prenatal care?

During your first or second trimester, your provider takes some blood to check your blood type and do a blood count. They also test for infections that could affect your baby's health, like:

  • Syphilis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rubella
  • HIV

You might need a Pap smear during your pregnancy to check for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and signs of cervical cancer. At the same time, your provider screens for other STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) that affect your baby.

Between 26 and 38 weeks, you have a simple finger-poke blood test to check for gestational diabetes. Early on in your pregnancy, you also have the option of screening for genetic abnormalities such as cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, and Down syndrome.

One of the experiences expectant parents look forward to most is seeing their baby for the first time on an ultrasound scan. Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, uses state-of-the-art 3D/4D obstetric ultrasound imaging for unrivaled detail and clarity.

To take advantage of the outstanding prenatal care available at Obstetricians & Gynecologists, PC, call or book an appointment online today.