Choosing a practice to support you during pregnancy and share in the joy of your baby’s birth is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Raveco Medical offers compassionate, patient-centered care from the moment you know you’re pregnant through labor and delivery and beyond. Call one of the Queens, New York, offices in Forest Hills, Woodside, or Jackson Heights to set up an appointment or use the online tool.
Your pregnancy care begins with a confirmation of pregnancy at eight weeks. The team then sets up a prenatal care plan for the next nine months.
This prenatal care provides screenings, education, and health support you need as you move closer to motherhood. Every pregnancy is unique. You benefit from professional, supportive care, regardless of whether this is your first or third child.
At your first prenatal appointment, your provider sits down with you to discuss your personal and family health history. They’ll measure your weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. Blood and urine screenings are taken to get a better understanding of your current health and whether you may be considered high risk.
While every woman’s prenatal visit schedule is customized to her, you can generally expect to visit Raveco Medical once a month up until week 28, twice per month from weeks 28-36, and weekly from weeks 36-40.
At each of these visits, your provider assesses your baby’s development and checks on your health. Your weight and abdominal girth are measured, and periodic in-office fetal ultrasound imaging gives your doctor insight into your baby’s development.
Some prenatal visits include standard screenings, including genetic blood tests and evaluation of you for gestational diabetes. Prenatal visits are also a time during which your provider can help you with questions, including those about diet, exercise, medications, and other activities.
A high-risk pregnancy is one that has an increased chance of complications. Your pregnancy may be considered high risk if you’re 35 or older, have an existing condition (like diabetes or lupus), are pregnant with multiple babies, or your baby has a possible complication.
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, the team at Raveco Medical supports you every step of the way. You may need more frequent prenatal visits and additional screenings to check on you and baby. Most women who have a high-risk pregnancy go on to have a normal pregnancy and a happy, healthy baby.
The best thing you can do to enhance your pregnancy and increase your chances of a positive delivery experience is to adhere to the recommendations given by your obstetrician. By choosing Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics, you can rest assured that you and your baby are in good hands and that you’ll receive the highest possible level of care.
If you’ve just found out you’re expecting, call Raveco Medical to set up your pregnancy care, or use the online tool to schedule.