Whether you planned your pregnancy or your bundle of joy is a surprise, pregnancy care is vital for both you and your baby. In fact, babies of mothers who didn’t get medical care during pregnancy have low birth weights three times more often than those who had received care. If you need pregnancy care, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Padmaja Sharma at Fremont OB/GYN in Fremont, California.
Also called prenatal care, pregnancy care is the health care you receive while pregnant. The goal is keeping you and your baby healthy. It includes both checkups and prenatal testing.
When you see Dr. Sharma for pregnancy care, it enables her to spot health problems early. But besides early diagnosis, pregnancy care offers others advantages, as well. These include:
It’s best to begin pregnancy care before conception; once you know you’re pregnant, scheduling an appointment with Dr. Sharma is essential. During your first prenatal visit, she does a full exam, which includes:
Unless there’s cause for concern, later prenatal visits include:
Some of the additional tests include:
Pregnancy care starts with monthly visits. As your due date approaches, your appointments increase to bi-monthly and then weekly visits until you give birth.
Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or already are, call or make a pregnancy care appointment online today with Dr. Sharma at Fremont OB/GYN.