Few things are more important than preparing to welcome a new baby into your family. Pregnancy is a special time, but it can also be stressful, which is why Rania Ibrahim, DO, FACOG, and Christina Parmar, MD, of New Beginnings OB/GYN, offer caring and compassionate pregnancy care to patients in The Woodlands, and the surrounding communities in Texas, including Conroe, Spring, Cleveland, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Huntsville, Livingston, and College Station. Schedule an appointment at the Shenandoah, Texas, office online or by calling.
Pregnancy places a great deal of strain on your body, and working with a skilled obstetrician can help you navigate your pregnancy more easily. Pregnancy care, often called prenatal care, also provides an opportunity to track your baby’s development as you move closer to your due date.
Every woman can benefit from prenatal care. Regardless of whether this is your first child or if you’ve already been through previous pregnancies, having a trusted obstetrician to turn to can make the journey to new motherhood easier to navigate.
It’s important to note that each pregnancy is unique and is largely shaped by your age and overall health. That’s why prenatal care is highly customized to meet your specific set of needs, and also dynamic enough to adapt to changing circumstances as your pregnancy progresses.
Prenatal care is essential to ensure you have the support you need as your body adapts to a growing baby. There are a range of screenings to determine if you are at risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or a wide range of other potential pregnancy complications.
Great prenatal care is also the setting where you receive the screenings needed to ensure your baby is developing normally. Advancements in prenatal screening allow you and your doctor to determine if there are genetic abnormalities, developmental problems, or other signs of concern.
Today’s testing is far safer for you and your baby than the screening options of decades past. New Beginnings OB/GYN also offers outstanding 4D ultrasound technology that can help you see your baby’s features before birth.
Prenatal care visits also provide a chance for you to ask questions and express concerns about your pregnancy and what to expect during labor and delivery. You can learn more about nutrition, exercise, and sexual health during pregnancy. Your obstetrician can also help you learn ways to prepare your body for childbirth and potentially ease your postnatal recovery experience.
If you learn your pregnancy is considered “high-risk,” it’s important to remain calm. Many different things can cause that.
If you are older than 35 when you become pregnant, that alone can be considered high-risk. Women who are carrying multiples are automatically classified as high-risk. Additional factors that might lead to a diagnosis of a high-risk pregnancy include:
Many women with high-risk pregnancies go on to deliver healthy babies. You’ll receive the care necessary to reach and maintain the best possible health for you and your baby throughout your pregnancy.
The best time to schedule your prenatal care is as soon as you learn you’re expecting. Visits can be booked online or over the phone.