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Pregnancy


Pregnancy is an exciting time for women and their families, but it can also be overwhelming. Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan, is a full-service women’s health practice that specializes in pregnancy care. Every pregnancy is different, and the doctors, nurses, and midwives at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., take a holistic and personalized approach to meet your pregnancy needs. For comprehensive pregnancy care, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

Obstetrics & Gynecology and Breast Health Specialist located in Rochester Hills, MI and Troy, MI

Pregnancy Q & A

Should I seek medical care before pregnancy?

Yes, you should schedule a preconception appointment at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., if you’re trying or planning to get pregnant. 

During the pre-pregnancy visit, your provider performs a comprehensive history and physical, including a pelvic exam. They also identify problems that may affect you or your baby during pregnancy.

Your preconception appointment also gives you and your provider an opportunity to discuss healthy lifestyle habits that you can implement now to increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy. This may include smoking cessation, taking a prenatal vitamin, and engaging in regular exercise. 

When do I start prenatal care for my pregnancy?

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., usually schedules the first prenatal appointment about eight weeks after your last menstrual period. 

However, you should contact the office as soon as you know you’re pregnant to schedule your appointment. If you have factors that indicate a high-risk pregnancy, such as a history of diabetes or advanced maternal age, the office may schedule your first appointment sooner than eight weeks. 

How often do I need pregnancy care?

Early and ongoing prenatal care is important for you and your baby’s health. The frequency of your prenatal visits depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy and your personal health needs.

For a normal healthy pregnancy, you can expect prenatal appointments:

  • Once a month up through week 28
  • Twice a month from week 29 through week 36
  • Weekly visits from week 37 until birth

During your follow-up pregnancy care visits, your provider at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., conducts various screenings to assess and monitor you and your baby’s health. 

What pregnancy services might I receive?

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., is a full-service women’s health practice. By design, its pregnancy services meet your personal health and pregnancy needs, as well as your birth plan.

This includes experienced obstetricians that can manage high-risk pregnancies and other health complications that may develop during pregnancy. They also perform cesarean sections (C-sections) and episiotomies when needed. 

Additionally, pregnancy services at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., includes midwives who provide ongoing obstetrics care and support for women seeking natural childbirth. 

Do I need special tests during my pregnancy?

Yes, you may need special tests during your pregnancy. Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., is a full-service OB/GYN practice and performs many of the pregnancy tests you need onsite. 

Pregnancy tests may include:

  • Ultrasounds
  • Amniocentesis
  • Biophysical profiles
  • Genetic testing and counseling. 

These tests provide information that helps ensure you and your baby’s health and safety during pregnancy and delivery. 

The full-service OB/GYN practice also offers 3D/4D ultrasounds, which provide detailed images and videos of your baby in your womb. This is a special service and not part of your routine pregnancy care. 

For a personalized and holistic approach to pregnancy, call Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., or request a consultation online.