Prenatal Care

Board Certified OBGYN, Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Phoenix and Waddell, AZ

Prenatal Care services offered in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Phoenix and Waddell, AZ

Quality prenatal care is the key to a healthy pregnancy for you and your unborn baby. At Glendale Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC, board-certified OB/GYN Diana D. Heard, MD, Olga Vega, PA, and the experienced team offer years of experience caring for women before, during, and after pregnancy. To receive prenatal care from providers you can trust, call the office in Glendale, Arizona, or book an appointment online today.

Prenatal Care Q&A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is health care you receive while you’re pregnant. Your appointments include prenatal testing and routine checkups that keep you and your baby healthy. Prenatal care appointments help the Glendale Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC team detect medical problems early before serious complications occur.

Which prenatal care services are available?

Glendale Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC offers top-quality, personalized care during each and every appointment. Prenatal care services available include:

  • In-house, high-resolution ultrasonography
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Multiple pregnancy care
  • First-trimester screening
  • Pregnancy care with hypertension or diabetes
  • Delivery
  • Basic infertility treatment

The team uses the latest advances in obstetrics technology and procedures to ensure you receive the highest-quality care possible.

What happens during prenatal care?

During your first prenatal visit with Glendale Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC, the team reviews your medical history, including prior pregnancies, surgeries, and diseases. Your provider asks about your family history and checks your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. 

Then, your provider completes a comprehensive physical examination, including a pelvic exam and Pap test to screen for signs of cervical cancer. They use blood and urine tests to screen for diseases and other health problems, calculate your due date, and answer questions you may have about your pregnancy.

Subsequent prenatal appointments are often shorter than your first appointment. Your provider checks your blood pressure and weight, evaluates your overall health, measures your abdomen and the baby’s growth, and evaluates your baby’s heart rate. Some appointments include additional bloodwork, ultrasound, or prenatal testing.

How often should I schedule prenatal appointments?

Because every woman is different, the team can let you know how often to schedule prenatal care visits. As a rule, you see your provider:

  • Once monthly during weeks 4-28
  • Twice monthly during weeks 28-36
  • Weekly during weeks 36-birth

If your pregnancy is high risk or you’re over age 35, you might have to see the team more frequently.

Give you and your baby the best chance of sustaining a healthy pregnancy. Schedule a prenatal care appointment at Glendale Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC by calling the office or booking online today.