Prenatal Care Specialist

High Risk Pregnancy Doctors

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & Board Certified OB/GYN located in Frisco, TX

The best prenatal care not only protects your health and that of your unborn baby but assures you that you’re in the safest hands if your pregnancy is high risk. Violetta Lozovyy, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, and the team at High Risk Pregnancy Doctors in Frisco, Texas, offers complete hands-on management of your pregnancy or coordinates with your primary OB/GYN or family doctor to lessen any anxiety and inconvenience caused by a high-risk pregnancy. To find out more, call High Risk Pregnancy Doctors today or book a consultation using the online form.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care concerns the welfare of you and your unborn child through every stage of pregnancy. As well as monitoring you and your baby for signs of illness or other problems, prenatal care promotes good health and overall well-being to help prevent disease and developmental conditions.

When you’re expecting a baby, you start a routine series of checkups to ensure all is well. These are regular consultations at High Risk Pregnancy Doctors that form the basis of your prenatal care.

What happens at a prenatal checkup?

At the prenatal checkups, your doctor records both you and your baby’s vital signs to make sure they’re healthy. Common problems that these checkups can detect include:

  • Raised blood pressure
  • UTIs (urinary tract infections)
  • Early signs of gestational diabetes
  • Breathing problems
  • Fluid retention

Identifying these problems early ensures that you can receive the right treatment and prevent any effects on your baby. For example, gestational diabetes can cause your baby to grow at a rapid rate and become very large. The result could be a difficult birth and your baby needing emergency treatment after delivery.

You can also get advice if you’re experiencing typical pregnancy issues such as morning sickness, swollen ankles, back pain, and headaches.

What tests might I need as part of my prenatal care?

There are several standard tests that you’re likely to receive as part of your prenatal care. These include your blood type and Rh factor, blood sugar levels, and your immunity to diseases that can be harmful during pregnancy, like rubella and chickenpox. You can also have tests for:

  • Anemia
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • TB (tuberculosis)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
  • Hepatitis B and C

Screening tests for conditions like cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, spina bifida, and other inherited or genetic disorders are also available. The specific tests you have depend on your risk factors and whether it’s important for you to know before your baby’s born. High Risk Pregnancy Doctors has genetic counseling services to help you with these types of decisions.

What other prenatal services are there?

One of the key tools used in your high-risk prenatal care is diagnostic imaging. High Risk Pregnancy Doctors have the most advanced ultrasound, including the ability to perform first-trimester detailed anatomic scan and echo for detecting heart and developmental problems at the earliest stages.

Your routine ultrasound scans are also a chance for you to see your baby moving in the womb. As this is such a special experience, the practice is open on Saturdays so you and your partner can share this precious time without having to take time off work.

Other beneficial prenatal care services include the fit belly program to help you reach or maintain a healthy weight and get the right exercise and spa services like prenatal massage. 

As a private patient of High Risk Pregnancy Doctors, you benefit from an all-encompassing experience that includes not just prenatal care, but labor, delivery, and postnatal care for up to six weeks after you have your baby.

To ensure you get the right prenatal care, call High Risk Pregnancy Doctors today, or book an appointment online.