Weekend Availability

Weekend Availability Specialist
East Bay Women's Health in Oakland and Alameda, California understands that scheduling your doctor’s appointment during the work week can be daunting, if not impossible, to attend. That’s why the OB/GYNs at East Bay Women’s Health open their doors every Saturday to provide prenatal and gynecologic care on the weekend. Call or request an appointment online to schedule your Saturday appointment today.

Weekend Availability Q & A

Why is prenatal care important?

Regular prenatal care helps keep you and your baby healthy. East Bay Women’s Health offers prenatal care to help prevent pregnancy complications, in addition to educating you on how you can best protect your infant.

As the only OB/GYN office in the area to offer Saturday appointments, East Bay Women’s Health recognizes the importance of prenatal care for those patients who aren’t able to get away during the work week.

What does a prenatal visit entail?

Prenatal visits at East Bay Women’s Health usually include a physical exam, checking your weight, and asking for a urine sample. Your visit may also consist of a blood test or an ultrasound exam, depending on the current stage of your pregnancy. The specialists at East Bay Women’s Health may also discuss the health of your fetus, as well as your own, answering any questions you might have about your pregnancy. 


How often should you schedule a prenatal care visit?

The frequency of your visits depends on your age, in addition to your health. If you’re between 18 and 35 years old and considered healthy, you can expect the following prenatal care schedule:

  • The first 28 weeks: every four weeks, from the first to the seventh month of pregnancy
  • Weeks 28-36: every two weeks during the eighth month
  • Week 36 until delivery: every week during the ninth month

If your pregnancy is considered high risk, your specialist at East Bay Women’s Health may request that you schedule prenatal visits more often.

What gynecological services are available?

East Bay Women’s Health offers a variety of services over the weekend, ranging from a basic gynecological exam to treating conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Some of the other services address issues like:

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Uterine fibroids

You can see the inclusive list of the services East Bay Women’s Health offers online.

Why are gynecological exams important?

Periodic gynecological exams are a crucial component to maintaining your sexual and reproductive health. These exams allow you to ask your specialist any questions you might have, including concerns regarding irregular periods, vaginal discharge, STIs, and birth control options. These exams are routine procedures and should not be skipped -- another reason why East Bay Women’s Health welcomes patients over the weekend.

Whether it’s time for your regular gynecologic visit or you’re ensuring a healthy pregnancy, call East Bay Women’s Health today to schedule an appointment or your Saturday visit today.

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