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Supporting Mothers & Partners

Interpersonal Prenatal Care in Columbus, GA

Prenatal care is focused on ensuring the health and wellness of mom and baby throughout each trimester. Pregnancy is an exciting part of life for many women, and our team is here to support patients as their bodies undergo natural changes! We’re proud to offer a program specifically designed to welcome partners into the process and equip them to support both mother and baby in a caring, active way. Reach out to our office to learn more and get involved today!

What Does Prenatal Care Include?

A large focus of prenatal care is dedicated to exams and lab tests that can detect potential pregnancy complications. During regular check-ups and office visits with the OBGYN, patients will discuss the necessity of potential assessments. Depending on your health risks or family history, we may recommend some of the following tests during pregnancy:

  • Detail, family history
  • Check vital signs
  • Screenings for gestational, diabetes, preeclampsia
  • Growth of the baby and listen for heart tones
  • Routine labs for infection, anemia

Your Prenatal Care Questions Answered

A high-risk pregnancy is one where the life of the mother or the fetus is at risk. This can include physically stressful conditions such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Thyroid disease
  • Heart conditions

Often it simply means that the mother needs some extra support and should be careful about certain habits or activities. Speaking to a board-certified OBGYN will help you understand whether or not you may be a high-risk pregnancy and what precautions you should take.

Pregnant women will likely undergo many screenings at the recommendation of their health provider during the course of their pregnancy. First-trimester and second-trimester screenings are very common to assess the potential health conditions of both mother and baby.

Throughout the course of a pregnancy, a health provider will check blood pressure (to monitor for preeclampsia), perform urine tests (to look out for infections), and take blood tests (to check for certain conditions or infections).

It’s important to go to your OBGYN as soon as you suspect you’re pregnant. With high-quality testing, your doctor can provide pregnancy confirmation, an anticipated due date, and a comprehensive care plan for the healthcare needs of you and your baby. Book your appointment for a prenatal visit or pre-pregnancy care and planning by contacting Harbison Covenant Healthcare today.

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