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Prenatal Care Specialists

North Atlanta Women's Specialists -  - Obstetrics

North Atlanta Women's Specialists

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, Duluth & Marietta, GA

When you find out you’re pregnant, you want to do everything possible to ensure a healthy, satisfying experience. At the East Cobb office in Marietta, Johns Creek office in Duluth, and Northside and Midtown offices in Atlanta, Georgia, the team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists offers compassionate prenatal care for women in all stages of pregnancy. With their guidance, you have the assurance that you’re getting the screenings and monitoring you need and get all your questions answered. To learn more about prenatal care, call your nearest office today or book an appointment online.

Prenatal Care Q & A

When Do I Schedule My First Prenatal Care Appointment?

Even if you’re planning on getting pregnant soon, it’s a good time to schedule your first prenatal visit at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists. 

This gives you time to receive a full evaluation of your health and detect or manage any possible underlying conditions that could interfere with conception. Your doctor may also start you on prenatal vitamins before conception, so your body is ready for pregnancy.

If you didn’t make a pre-pregnancy visit and you’re already pregnant, don’t worry. You can still get started with quality prenatal care. As soon as you believe you’re pregnant, make an appointment at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists – ideally before the eighth week of pregnancy.

If you have a high-risk pregnancy or a history of miscarriage, you may need to come in sooner for evaluation and monitoring.

How Often Do I Need Prenatal Care Appointments?

During regular prenatal visits, the team monitors your baby’s development, assesses your body’s reaction to pregnancy, and answers any questions you may have. With quality prenatal care, your doctor can identify and treat any potential problems before they become serious.

For most women, prenatal visits occur:

  • Once a month for weeks 4-28
  • Twice monthly for weeks 28-36
  • Once per week from week 36 through delivery

If you’re pregnant with multiples, older than 35, have an underlying medical condition, or your baby has a possible complication, you will likely come in more frequently and have additional screenings to ensure a healthy pregnancy. You may benefit from genetic screenings and more frequent ultrasounds.

What Happens During a Prenatal Visit?

Prenatal visits are a time for your doctor to evaluate your health and answer any questions you may have. Prenatal checkups at North Atlanta Women’s Specialists may include:

  • A check of your vitals, including blood pressure and weight
  • Blood work or urinalysis
  • Ultrasound or fetal monitoring
  • Breast and pelvic exam

Between weeks 24 and 28, you have a gestational diabetes screening, too. If you had signs of high glucose in your blood or urine prior to that, your doctor might recommend the screening earlier.

Prenatal visits also include counseling and help from the friendly team when it comes to diet, exercise, weight gain, supplement, and medication use, and other lifestyle recommendations.

If you need prenatal care, schedule a visit to North Atlanta Women’s Specialists. Book online or over the phone.