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Pregnancy Specialist

MyDoc Women's Health Specialists

OB/GYNs & Women's Health located in Boca Raton, FL & Boynton Beach, FL

When you’re pregnant or considering getting pregnant, you want the highest-quality prenatal care and OBGYN support to protect you and your baby’s health. The all-female team at MyDoc Women's Health Specialists offer a wide range of pregnancy services at their Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Florida, locations, including high-risk pregnancy care and infertility issues. To learn more about pregnancy care and infertility services at MyDoc Women's Health Specialists, call or schedule an appointment online.

Pregnancy Q & A

How do you plan for a healthy pregnancy?

Prenatal services from MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists is a critical aspect of having a healthy pregnancy. Not only do your visits allow your provider to monitor your health and that of your baby’s, but it also ensures that you’re physically ready for a healthy delivery.

Planning for pregnancy

If you’re considering becoming pregnant, your team member can help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy by:

  • Reviewing your contraception usage or potential fertility issues
  • Assessing your physical health and providing genetic counseling
  • Evaluating health conditions like hypothyroidism, diabetes, and anemia
  • Fertility issues

If you’re having problems becoming pregnant for six months to a year, your team member might recommend testing or provide medication to stimulate ovulation. For larger infertility issues, they may refer you to an expert.

During pregnancy

As your trusted partner during your pregnancy, your team member provides information on your and what to expect throughout the process. She also ensures you receive any necessary vaccinations and notes any risk factors associated with your pregnancy.

What makes a pregnancy high-risk?

A pregnancy is high-risk if your health or that of your baby is in danger. Pregnancies can be high-risk from the beginning or become high-risk over time. Factors that can produce a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Carrying multiple babies
  • Being a teenager or over 35
  • Being underweight, overweight, or obese
  • Having health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes

Whether you have a healthy pregnancy or one that’s high-risk, your MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists provider monitors your pregnancy to prepare you for a safe and healthy delivery.

How is my pregnancy monitored?

Once you’re pregnant, your first obstetrics appointment is typically the most thorough. During your first visit, your team member conducts a comprehensive physical exam including:

  • Blood work
  • Pap smears
  • Pelvic exam
  • STD testing

After your first appointment, your team member typically recommends regular monthly appointments until you reach 28 weeks. At that time, your visits occur every two weeks until your pregnancy reaches 36 weeks. Then, they usually request weekly appointments until you deliver your baby.

At your appointments, your team member measures your:

  • Blood pressure and weight
  • Baby’s growth based on your uterus size
  • Urine for signs of gestational diabetes
  • Ankles for signs of swelling
  • You can expect to have at least one ultrasound while you’re pregnant.

Call MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists, or schedule an appointment online today to discuss their pregnancy care services.