Excellent Pregnancy Care
Pregnancy is an exciting time for any mother-to-be, but this period in life also requires more medical care than at any other time. During pregnancy, your doctor will need to check in on your health as well as the baby’s to make sure everything is progressing as it should. At Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology, we offer superior pregnancy care to women in Houston, TX. Our leading physician, Dr. Arturo Sandoval, is able to provide routine prenatal care, as well as evaluation and care for high-risk pregnancies. These check-ups will give the doctor the opportunity to monitor your weight and blood pressure, the baby’s heartbeat, as well as perform an ultrasound to get a closer look at the baby’s growth. Call our office today to schedule your first prenatal exam.
What Qualifies as a High-Risk Pregnancy?
Any condition or issue during pregnancy that compromises the health of the mother or baby qualifies that pregnancy as high-risk. These types of pregnancies require special care from the doctor to ensure that both mom and baby stay healthy throughout the pregnancy and during delivery. At Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology, our staff is experienced at providing care during this time of life and will help answer questions and ease any concerns about your pregnancy.
Common Causes of a High-Risk Pregnancy
- Older age
- Drug or alcohol use
- High blood pressure or diabetes
- Multiple prior miscarriages
- Carrying more than one baby
- Certain medical treatments, including cancer treatments
- Some underlying genetic issues
How Often Will I Have to Visit the Doctor during Pregnancy?
For most women, we suggest a monthly appointment during the first seven months or 28 weeks of pregnancy. From weeks 28 to 36, appointments are suggested every other week. After week 36, you will be scheduled for weekly appointments until delivery. Those women who are determined to have a high-risk pregnancy may be required to visit the OB-GYN more frequently. Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our pregnancy care in Houston, TX.