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.
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.
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:
If your pregnancy is considered high risk, your specialist at East Bay Women’s Health may request that you schedule prenatal visits more often.
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:
You can see the inclusive list of the services East Bay Women’s Health offers online.
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.