Pregnancy Specialist

Georgia Center for Female Health

Board Certified OBGYNs & MedSpa located in Peachtree Corners, GA & Decatur, GA

Proper prenatal care during pregnancy greatly increases your chance of a healthy pregnancy and baby. At Georgia Center for Female Health in Peachtree Corners and Decatur, Georgia, Lynette D. Stewart, MD, Wanda I. Cape, CNM, MPH, and their experienced OB/GYN team offer quality prenatal care, labor, and delivery services to make your pregnancy experience safe and enjoyable. Schedule a prenatal care visit with Georgia Center for Female Health by phone or online today.

Pregnancy Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care at Georgia Center for Female Health involves expert medical care before, during, and right after pregnancy. Prenatal care allows your OB/GYN specialist to prevent or detect problems in your pregnancy before serious complications arise for you or your baby.

What are high-risk pregnancies?

The Georgia Center for Female Health team specializes in caring for patients with high-risk pregnancies, including those who:

  • Are younger than age 17
  • Are older than age 35
  • Are expecting twins or triplets
  • Smoke, use drugs, or drink alcohol
  • Have a diabetes, kidney disease, or other chronic conditions
  • Have HIV, hepatitis C, or syphilis
  • Experience fetal genetic conditions
  • Have high blood pressure or heart problems
  • Have epilepsy

Despite these and other risk factors associated with pregnancy complications, proper prenatal care gives you and your baby the best chance of a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

What happens during prenatal visits?

Your first prenatal visit during pregnancy is often the longest appointment. Your OB/GYN specialist weighs you, checks your blood pressure and other vital signs, and reviews your medical history. They can confirm your pregnancy using a urine test or vaginal ultrasound.

Your practitioner also completes a comprehensive physical examination, including a breast exam, pelvic exam, and Pap test to screen for cervical cancer. They use blood tests to screen for specific diseases and other health issues, and calculate your due date.

During subsequent prenatal appointments, your OB/GYN specialist weighs you, checks your blood pressure, and monitors your baby’s heart rate and growth. They might recommend additional blood tests or screening tests that can detect gestational diabetes and anemia. 

Your physician offers genetic testing and ultrasound at certain times during your pregnancy. They’re always available to talk about concerns and answer questions you may have.

How often should I schedule prenatal appointments?

If your pregnancy is classified as high-risk, you’ll require more frequent prenatal visits to help your OB/GYN specialist properly care for you and your baby. Low-risk pregnant women often see Georgia Center for Female Health providers:

  • Once a month during weeks 4-28
  • Twice a month during weeks 28-36
  • Once weekly during weeks 36-birth

Your Georgia Center for Female Health specialist lets you know how often to schedule routine pregnancy visits. Call your provider right away if you experience unusual symptoms, such as bleeding or reduced fetal movement.

Give yourself and your baby the best chance of experiencing a healthy pregnancy. Schedule a prenatal appointment with Georgia Center for Female Health over the phone or online today.