Prenatal Care

Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic

OBGYNs located in Riverside County, CA

Quality prenatal care is essential for a healthy pregnancy. At Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic, Janet Vadaparampil, MD, and Rodolfo Rey, MD, offer comprehensive prenatal services to monitor your health and track your baby's growth. You also receive screenings for pregnancy-related problems. Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic performs an ultrasound on your first prenatal visit, so you can get an early peek at your baby. Call the location in Riverside, Perris, Lake Elsinore, or Moreno Valley, California, today, or schedule an appointment online.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

If you're expecting, regular checkups are a must. Prenatal care keeps women healthy during their pregnancy. During prenatal visits, your provider also monitors your baby's health. 

At Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic, you work with experts in obstetrics. They offer checkups, tests, and treatment for pregnancy-related conditions. They work with you throughout each stage of your pregnancy. If you develop a health problem, they help you access the care you need.

Why is prenatal care so vital?

Prenatal care helps identify health problems early on. The sooner the problem is detected, the better your chances of recovery. Without prenatal care, you may be at a higher risk of miscarriage or stillbirth. Some women can even develop life-threatening health concerns during pregnancy. 

These problems usually resolve with treatment. But without prenatal care, your health could be at risk. Your baby might be at risk, too. Prenatal care keeps both of you healthy. Top-quality prenatal services also help you to make informed decisions about your care. 

How often will I receive checkups during my pregnancy?

Healthy women experiencing a low-risk pregnancy usually see their provider:

  • Every 4-6 weeks for the first 32 weeks
  • Every 2-3 weeks during the 32nd-37th weeks
  • Every week from the 37th week until delivery

During each visit, your provider performs a physical exam. They also check your weight and blood pressure. Prenatal visits are a great time to ask questions and discuss your symptoms. You can also learn more about delivery and what to expect after you give birth.

What other tests will I receive?

During pregnancy, most women receive 2-3 ultrasounds. Ultrasounds let your provider check for health problems. They can show your baby's growth and development and help determine your due date. 

Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic knows that expectant parents are eager to get a peek at their baby. That's why the practice offers an ultrasound on your very first prenatal visit. Patients receive copies of their ultrasound images to share with family and friends.

Some women may need other tests, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). These tests can identify genetic problems and diagnose infections. Your provider can offer more details about these tests. 

Are you expecting? Let Magnolia OB/GYN Clinic provide the prenatal care you need. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

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