Prenatal Care Specialist

Aspen Medical Group, Inc. -  - OB/GYN and Pediatrics

Aspen Medical Group, Inc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, Internal Medicine & Family Practice located in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, CA

If you think you might be pregnant, it’s essential to schedule an appointment with a trusted medical professional right away. Prenatal care is an important aspect of a healthy pregnancy. The team at Aspen Medical Group, Inc. in Corona, Riverside, and Moreno Valley, California, offers comprehensive prenatal care for both routine and high-risk pregnancies. Request your appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.

Prenatal Care Q & A

Why should I invest in prenatal care?

Regularly meeting with your health care provider during your pregnancy is an easy and effective way to ensure your health and the health of your growing baby. Outside of medical care, prenatal care also includes support, counseling, and education on childbirth and pregnancy. 

Each appointment allows you to monitor your baby’s progress and presents an opportunity to ask questions or to discuss concerns. Additionally, you can bring your significant other or a family member to each visit. 

What happens at my first prenatal care appointment?

At your first prenatal care appointment, your Aspen Medical Group, Inc. provider confirms your pregnancy and checks in on your overall health. Your doctor also looks for any risk factors that may increase complications during your pregnancy. Additionally, your doctor will:

  • Determine your due date
  • Take a complete health history
  • Discuss your family’s medical history
  • Ask about previous pregnancies

During your first prenatal care appointment, it’s also important to let your doctor know about any prescription medications, vitamins, or supplements you’re currently taking.

What tests benefit prenatal care?

At Aspen Medical Group, Inc. the team regularly performs a series of tests as part of prenatal care, including:

Physical exam

At each prenatal care appointment, your doctor checks your weight, listens to your heart and lungs, examines your breasts, and takes your blood pressure. 

Pelvic exam

At your first prenatal care appointment, your doctor also performs a pelvic exam. This includes a Pap smear and an internal bimanual exam, which checks for abnormalities in your ovaries, cervix, or Fallopian tubes.  

Laboratory tests

Your doctor also orders a series of lab tests, including a complete blood count (CBC), an HIV test, an RPR test, which screens for syphilis, as well as Varicella and Rubella tests. Depending on your medical history and ethnic background, your doctor might also recommend a series of genetic tests to determine your child’s risk of certain disorders. 

Ultrasounds

An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses soundwaves to monitor the growth of your baby. Most women receive two ultrasounds during their pregnancy: one during the first 14 weeks and the second between weeks 16 and 20.

The caring doctors at Aspen Medical Group, Inc., offer comprehensive prenatal care for routine and high-risk pregnancies. To request your appointment, call the office, or use the online booking tool today.