Prenatal care and delivery represent a time of extreme changes in your body, your emotions, and your life, but one thing remains reliable and steady: medical care during pregnancy and delivery by the team at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples. They consider it an honor to care for you and your baby throughout pregnancy and childbirth. You can depend on their expertise to make it the safest and most joyful experience possible. Call their office in Naples, Florida, or schedule an appointment online for pregnancy testing or prenatal care.
It’s important to schedule your first prenatal appointment as soon as you know you’re pregnant so you know you and your baby are healthy right at the start. Your first prenatal appointment is also a good time to discuss:
Your doctor at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples checks your baby’s growth and heart rate – and your weight and blood pressure – at every prenatal visit. Throughout your pregnancy, you receive all the recommended lab tests, including:
You schedule prenatal care appointments once a month during your first and second trimesters. Then you see your doctor every two weeks starting at week 28, and, after 36 weeks, you have weekly appointments until your baby arrives.
You have a routine ultrasound around 18-22 weeks, but your doctor can order an ultrasound any time during the pregnancy. During this ultrasound, your doctor checks your baby’s heart, size, and position in the uterus. You may also learn your baby’s sex.
At Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples, you can also get 3D and 4D -- 3D in motion -- ultrasound images when you’re between 30-34 weeks. At this stage, 3D ultrasounds show your baby’s face in great detail, and your doctor can capture the images on a CD-ROM so you can share your experience with family and friends.
You can count on attentive and comprehensive care during delivery. You’ll be prepared because your doctor discusses with you issues like whether you want anesthesia and when it may be necessary to induce labor or have a cesarean delivery long before your due date.
The team at Women’s Healthcare Physicians of Naples provides elective cesarean sections, so if you’re considering this option, they talk with you about the advantages and disadvantages. No matter how you want to welcome your baby into the world, you can count on their experience in both routine and high-risk pregnancies and deliveries.