At Women First Health Center, we are committed to ensuring our patients are healthy prior to conception and throughout their lives. This commitment is apparent in our prenatal care. If you are expecting a baby, prenatal care is the most important indicator of how healthy your newborn will be. If you have a positive home pregnancy test please call our office today to make a confirmation of pregnancy appointment to begin prenatal care as soon as possible. The earlier you receive prenatal care in your pregnancy, the better the chances are of a healthy pregnancy.
What is prenatal care?
Prenatal care is preventive healthcare during a woman’s pregnancy. It helps to prevent and identify potential health problems through regular checkups with an obstetrician. These regular visits throughout pregnancy allow doctors to treat any problems as they occur and take precautionary steps for the day of the delivery.
Prenatal care helps expectant mothers and their partners understand the importance of maintaining a stress-free and healthy pregnancy. Your obstetrician will guide you and your partner throughout this journey and answer any questions you may have regarding your pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period. Having a skilled professional available to address all of your concerns is an extremely important aspect to remaining stress-free! Healthy eating, exercise, and a good night’s sleep are important for a healthy prenatal course for all women.
Prenatal care is also important for expectant mothers with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., to prevent more serious complications during pregnancy.
Prenatal care at our practice is vital to the health of a developing fetus. In addition to educating pregnant women, our doctors will also provide you with prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins contain high levels of folic acid, which, reduce the risk for neural tube defects by a whopping 70%. Taking prenatal vitamins is one important action an expectant mother can take in fostering development during the pregnancy.
After your pregnancy confirmation appointment, we will schedule regular checkups with you through your pregnancy to ensure a healthy mom and baby!
If you are expecting, start your prenatal care as soon as possible at Women First Health Center! Call us at 973-669-5711 to make your first prenatal care appointment in West Orange today. Thinking of getting pregnant soon? Even better! Make your preconception appointment today.