Starting or expanding your family is an exciting time. As experts in pregnancy care, the team at Prescott Women's Clinic in Prescott and Prescott Valley, Arizona, has helped countless women like you have healthy pregnancies. Whether you need a simple pregnancy test or genetic counseling, you can rely on their expertise with high-risk and low-risk pregnancies. Call the office today or book a consultation online.
If you think you might be pregnant, make an appointment to visit Prescott Women's Clinic as soon as possible. The team consists of board-certified obstetricians and nurse practitioners whose training and knowledge have helped countless women like you to have healthy babies.
At your appointment, your Prescott Women's Clinic provider administers a pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy. They ask when you had your last period in order to calculate a potential due date. If you’re not taking prenatal vitamins already, they prescribe them for you.
Your provider reviews your medical history, performs a physical exam, and recommends a series of lab tests. They make sure your immunizations are up to date and may recommend a flu shot. You’ll also learn the schedule of prenatal visits that you can expect throughout your pregnancy.
Your visits depend on whether your pregnancy is high risk or low risk. With a low-risk pregnancy, you generally visit Prescott Women's Clinic every four weeks during the first six months.
As your pregnancy progresses, the schedule of visits increases to every two weeks during the seventh and eighth months, before switching to weekly in your ninth month.
If your pregnancy is high risk, or you have complications, you visit Prescott Women's Clinic more often. Your provider discusses the appropriate schedule for your checkups.
Early in your pregnancy, your urine is tested for signs of protein or infections. You’re also tested for rubella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections.
Later on, your blood is tested for Rh antibodies and to assess your glucose levels for signs of diabetes. You may also choose to have diagnostic tests for birth defects, such as amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, or a targeted ultrasound exam.
Things that may make warrant extra care and monitoring during your pregnancy include:
If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, the team at Prescott Women's Clinic is here to answer all your questions in a supportive, caring setting. Call the practice today or book an appointment online.