The Importance Of Prenatal Care

By Complete Women's Healthcare
October 02, 2017
Category: Womens Healthcare
Tags: Prenatal Care  

Prenatal care is of the utmost importance when it comes to a mother's and her unborn child's health. That's why Dr. Dori Kasparek and Dr. prenatal careSupriya Rao of Complete Women's Healthcare in Alpharetta, GA care about providing their patients with the best treatment plans.

What kind of care will you find?

Your obstetrician is responsible for monitoring your health, and the development and growth of your baby. Dr. Kasparek and Dr. Rao use a variety of tests and instruments, including:

  • Blood tests are used to find out if you're pregnant and are used throughout your prenatal visits for other reasons.
  • CBC is used to check for anemia.

  • An immune status of a variety of diseases that may cause complications and infections to the fetus are also needed: HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, and Rubella

  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cultures should also be made to avoid complications, like your child being born with blindness or pneumonia.

  • Pap smear shouldn't be ignored, it will help diagnose cervical cancer, which is vital if you're pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

  • An antibody screen ensures there aren't any abnormal antibodies that may harm the unborn baby in general.

  • Ultrasonography is what they use to monitor the growth and development of the baby over the duration of your pregnancy.
     
  • Ultrasounds give the mother and doctor a visual of the fetus. An ultrasound allows obstetricians to identify issues the baby may be suffering from. If there are complications with the pregnancy, your Johns Creek, Suwanee and Alpharetta area doctor will have a newborn specialist help in monitoring the unborn child.

There are also some other diseases and issues your obstetrician will want to make sure you don't suffer from, such as:

  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Herpes simplex
  • Thyroid function
  • Parvovirus

If you and your spouse are trying to get pregnant or think you may already be pregnant, then it's important to call your Alpharetta, GA obstetrician. She will help you with your prenatal care and any other questions or concerns you may have. Just call to make an appointment today!

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