WHAT IS OBSTETRIC CARE?
For many years, our team at Lawrence Family Practice Center has been committed to helping women enjoy healthy, happy pregnancies. At our office in Lawrence, KS, our team of skilled physicians takes a special interest in obstetric care and is devoted to preserving the health of you and your baby. If you're looking to conceive or have just found out that you're expecting, we encourage you to seek out the professional guidance of a compassionate team. Reach out to our office to schedule your appointment so we can perform any necessary tests and congratulate you on the newest addition to your family!
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WHAT DOES Obstetric care INVOLVE?
Obstetric care covers the periods of pregnancy, childbirth, and post-partum to ensure the health of the mother and child. The elements that go into obstetric care vary greatly, depending on the pregnancy's trimester, as well as any unique issues that may develop during gestation. Since we prioritize the health of you and your baby above all else, our team always makes room for same-day pregnancy concerns for any worry or problem you may be experiencing. We also are able to treat gestational diabetes and preeclampsia to ensure that you remain healthy and your baby continues to grow at a comfortable rate. Once it's time for your baby to enter the world, we will work with you to ensure your safety and learn about your birth plan. If your baby is not able to be delivered naturally, we perform emergency cesarean sections, as well as planned C-sections.
What is High-Risk Obstetric Care?
High-risk obstetric care refers to specialized monitoring and care for mothers who are at a higher risk for health complications during pregnancy and birth. Often this includes risks for a preterm or early delivery, low birth weight, or other health issues. Typically, a pregnancy may be labeled high risk if the woman:
Is younger than 17 or older than 35
Was overweight or underweight before becoming pregnant
Is pregnant with multiples (twins, triplets, or more)
Has a health issue (high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.)
Has had problems with previous pregnancies
Has had a child with a birth defect or genetic problem
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we provide full diagnostics and care for high-risk pregnancies to help ensure a safe, healthy, and happy pregnancy and birth.
Obstetric care FAQ
Is nausea common during pregnancy?
There is no one answer to this question since every woman's experience with pregnancy is a little different. However, nausea and vomiting are two of the most common symptoms of early pregnancy. Lawrence Family Practice Center can provide tips and guidelines to help you deal with nausea and similar issues during your pregnancy.
What is my estimated due date?
We calculate the estimated date of delivery based on the first day of your last menstrual period. However, this date can change as the pregnancy progresses. Our practitioners in Lawrence, KS, can provide more accurate information during your initial visit. Our center offers a variety of services for pregnant women, and we welcome you to our practice.
What is considered an emergency?
Patients should seek immediate medical attention if they experience severe abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding that is heavier than a menstrual period, a fever, or shortness of breath. Our facility can provide more information on what to do in the event of an emergency. We hope to preserve your health and make sure your pregnancy is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
OBSTETRICS and PRENATAL CARE FOR ALL
Receiving the best prenatal, childbirth, and post-partum care is crucial for the health of not only your baby but also you. There are many situations that can arise in pregnancy, but the majority of them can be simply addressed as long as prompt care is sought. There's no need to sit at home worrying when communication with our team can put you at ease. Contact Lawrence Family Practice Center to schedule your first prenatal visit, and let us partner with you on this amazing journey.
Is Pregnancy After Age 30 Considered High Risk?
Learn more about what qualifies as a high-risk pregnancy and what is included in high-risk OB care.Read
When Should You See A High-Risk OB Doctor?
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What Type of Conditions Lead to A High-Risk Pregnancy?
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