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Pregnancy Specialist

Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic

OB/GYNs located in Riverside County

If you're expecting a baby, you need special care. At Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic, Janet Vadaparampil, MD, and Rodolfo Rey, MD, offer a wide range of pregnancy-related services to guide you through each stage of your pregnancy. Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic is always available to answer your questions and delivers ongoing support, along with comprehensive preventive care. If you have complex health needs, the practice offers specialized services. With locations in Riverside, Perris, Lake Elsinore, and Moreno Valley, California, expert pregnancy care is always close by. Call today or schedule an appointment online.

Pregnancy Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is when you get checkups from a doctor, or nurse, throughout your pregnancy. It helps keep you and your future baby healthy.

Why is prenatal care important?

Prenatal care is essential to stay healthy during pregnancy, as your doctor or nurse will be monitoring your baby's development.  The provider will conduct routine testing to avoid possible problems or complications.

When do I need to start getting prenatal checkups?

Once you find out you're pregnant it is recommended you schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider as soon as possible. 

The sooner you start receiving prenatal care, the better. Prenatal care is especially crucial if your pregnancy came as a surprise. In the United States, more than 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. Women who experience unplanned pregnancies sometimes have a higher risk of health problems. Fortunately, prenatal care can resolve most health concerns. 

What happens during a prenatal visit?

Prenatal care includes:

  • Routine office visits

  • Laboratory tests

  • Imaging tests

Most pregnant women can expect to see their provider about once a month for the first 32 weeks. After that, you may need to visit the office every 1-3 weeks until delivery.

During pregnancy, you also receive regular ultrasounds. Ultrasounds allow your provider to screen for common pregnancy-related problems. Most women receive 2-3 ultrasounds during pregnancy, but some patients may need more frequent scans. 

As part of your prenatal care, your provider helps you plan for delivery. You can create a birth plan which outlines your preferred treatment. Your provider also lets you know what to expect when you go into labor. 

After delivery, the Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic provides comprehensive follow-up care. You meet with your provider six weeks after delivery for a checkup. Your provider also offers support and guidance if you have concerns after birth.

Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic can help you prepare for a healthy pregnancy. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

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