The pregnancy process is a wonderful journey, although that is not to say pregnancy comes without its difficulties. A certified nurse-midwife in Arlington could be just what you need to make your pregnancy journey as uncomplicated and enjoyable as possible.
OB/GYN practices offer a range of services that are specifically designed to assist women in becoming pregnant, having a healthy pregnancy, and preparing for the birth of their child.
Once you become pregnant your life changes drastically. The changes that pregnancy brings are wonderful and exciting but for some women overwhelming, particularly if they have to deal with these changes alone. The certified nurse-midwives at Capital Women’s Care are trained to help you handle these changes effectively to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy.
The types of prenatal care Capital Women’s Care offer include ultrasounds and blood tests to track your baby’s development, diet and exercise advice, monitoring of your health, and preparation for each stage of your pregnancy including delivery.
Certified nurse-midwives can also assist you in dealing with any potential symptoms you experience such as sickness.
Unfortunately, some pregnancies are considered to be higher risk than others. A pregnancy is considered high-risk if the mother has high blood pressure, diabetes, or is obese. Other factors that cause a pregnancy to be classified as high-risk included previous miscarriages, a weakened cervix, or multiple births such as twins.
If you fall into these categories and your pregnancy is considered high-risk it is still extremely possible for you to have a healthy, happy pregnancy with the help of an OB/GYN clinic. With the right care, your health complications or complicated pregnancy can be managed to the best standard possible.
Infertility is a common problem that can either be temporary or permanent. If you have been unable to become pregnant for over a year, or six months if you are above the age of 35, it is possible that you will be diagnosed with a fertility issue.
A common misconception is that women who are classified to have an infertility issue are unable to become pregnant without intervention. Whilst this is sometimes the case, many women successfully conceive and carry their baby after making just a few lifestyle changes as advised by an OB/GYN professional. These lifestyle changes can include ovulation tracking and weight loss. Some women also find that if they have been using contraception until recently, they may have to wait longer before they are able to conceive.
In cases where infertility is caused by a larger issue such as PCOS, uterus problems, or blocked fallopian tubes, treatments are available. Clomid is a medication used by the Capital Women’s Care team to help regulate your hormones. If you are suffering from PCOS, Metformin can be used.
Labour and Delivery:
As your pregnancy nears its end the prospect of labour and delivery can be daunting. Your Capital Women’s Care doctor can help ease your concerns by talking you through and preparing you for what to expect during the birthing process. Your doctor can also observe your labour and advise you on whether you should have an epidural.
If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, Capital Women’s Care can help you. Give us a call today or book your appointment online for unrivalled professional advice.