Professional Pediatrics

Prenatal Visits

Pediatrics in Roseville, CA

Prenatal Visits services offered in Roseville, CA

Prenatal visits aren’t limited to your OB/GYN; you also need to visit your baby’s future pediatrician to lay the groundwork for great health after your baby’s born. At Professional Pediatrics in Roseville, California, experienced pediatrician Benjamin Valdez, MD, offers prenatal visits in the office, making it easy for parents to establish a great environment for their baby ahead of time. Call the Professional Pediatrics office today.

Prenatal Visits Q&A

What are prenatal visits?

Prenatal visits are the medical care you receive as you prepare to give birth. These visits focus on your health as well as your baby’s health and development. 

At Professional Pediatrics, your baby’s comprehensive pediatric care starts even before they’re born and then continues through every step of their childhood. Prenatal visits give you the peace-of-mind you need to feel comfortable and confident about your pregnancy.

What can I expect during prenatal visits?

During prenatal visits at Professional Pediatrics, the team starts by checking your vitals and reviewing your personal/family medical history. 

Most prenatal exams include lab testing (urine and blood) to screen for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infections, and other health problems during your pregnancy that could cause complications, such as diabetes. You may also choose to have a gynecological exam, including a Pap smear.

Your prenatal visits are also a good opportunity to ask questions and get information about pregnancy health and wellness. The team provides customized advice about how you can have a healthy pregnancy, with some of the topics they cover including:

  • Nutrition and diet
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Exercise
  • Dangers of smoking and drinking
  • Breastfeeding
  • Cord blood donation
  • Car seat selection and safety practices
  • Bedding for your baby’s crib or bassinet
  • Immunizations for you, your baby, and other family members

You’ll learn how to recognize warning signs, manage chronic health issues, and achieve the best possible health during pregnancy. The better you manage your own health during pregnancy, the healthier your baby will be.

How often do I need prenatal visits? 

For healthy women aged 18-35, prenatal visits usually occur every four to six weeks for the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. After 28 weeks, the visits happen every two or three weeks, up to 36 weeks. From 36 weeks until birth, you’ll have weekly prenatal visits.

You’ll need a different prenatal visit schedule if you have a high-risk pregnancy. On average, you’ll typically need to come in about twice as often. 

As soon as you get a positive pregnancy test, your whole world changes. Professional Pediatrics is here to help you navigate this exciting and sometimes challenging time as you prepare for your new arrival. Start your baby’s pediatric care even before they’re here by calling Professional Pediatrics today.