At OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, we know there is nothing more exciting than adding a new member to your family. That’s why we are proud to offer complete obstetric care for women during every stage of pregnancy. Our physicians and medical staff are with you every step of the way as your baby grows and develops within you, from planning your pregnancy, to post-delivery care.

Family Planning

If you are planning on becoming pregnant, congratulations! Being pregnant is truly an amazing experience. However, before you begin your journey to motherhood, it’s important you speak with an experienced medical professional. After all, being a healthy and informed mommy plays an important role in having a healthy baby.

If you are considering expanding your family, make sure you take the right steps. Meet with one of our caring team members at OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch. Our physicians will discuss your health history and any other medical conditions that could affect your pregnancy. They will guide you through the steps you should take before becoming pregnant, to ensure that you and your baby are healthy. Our medical practitioners will also answer any questions you may have about fertility or discuss any pregnancy concerns.

Prenatal Care

A healthy pregnancy is key to a healthy baby. Once you are expecting, you should have early and regular prenatal care. Regular prenatal visits are essential for you and your baby. During these visits, your will receive:

– Early pregnancy confirmation and ultrasound
– Obstetrical Education
– In office fetal monitoring NST/BPP
– Vaccines
– Genetic counseling and testing

First Trimester: During your first trimester of pregnancy, you will generally meet with your physician or practitioner every four weeks. This visit will be done to check out the overall health of you and your baby. Your physician will measure the baby’s heart tones, size and growth. Special testing for certain genetic disorders or defects will also be offered.

Second Trimester: You will start having regular check-ups once or twice a month. These visits will monitor both you and your baby’s health and make sure everything is going smoothly with the pregnancy. During this stage of pregnancy, additional testing for generic disorders will be offered through laboratory testing and diagnostic ultrasounds for fetal growth. What’s most exciting is that you can finally discover the sex of the baby!  During the fetal growth ultrasound, around 18-20 weeks, the baby’s gender may be determined.

Third Trimester: You’re almost there! For your third trimester, you’ll be visiting with your physician and practitioners every week. They will be making sure you and the baby are doing well and that you’re on track to have a healthy and safe delivery.

Customized Delivery Plans

The most important part of any birth is the health and safety of both mother and baby. At OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, our physicians and midwife will work with you to create a personalized birth plan to meet you and your baby’s needs.

We will be with you every step of the deliver process to keep you informed and confident about your baby’s arrival. Whether your have a vaginal delivery or cesarean section, our team is there for both mother and baby. We also offer cord blood banking and stem cell collection services as part of your comprehensive birth plan. Your child’s birth should be a special and memorable event, and OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch will work hard to ensure it is.

Postpartum Care and Pelvic Floor Therapy

After your delivery, your body needs time to recuperate. Pregnancy changes your body, so it’s important you take extra care of yourself. At OB-GYN Women’s Centre, we provide comprehensive postpartum care for you and your baby.

The natural changes of both pregnancy and delivery impact your pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue, often causing discomfort and pain during or after delivery. Almost half of women experience pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. Incidences of stress urinary incontinence during pregnancy affects up to 70 percent of women.

After delivery, the pressure from the baby coupled with hormonal changes can cause weakness of the pelvic floor muscle. This can cause annoying symptoms like stress urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, urinary frequency and pain during intercourse.

The good news is, we can help. We can easily treat both pregnancy and postpartum related symptoms with individualized treatment and home exercise programs. Our In-Office Pelvic Floor Treatment Program includes eight sessions that help strengthen your pelvic floor. During your private sessions held in our spa suite, a registered nurse will guide you through the treatment. Even better, this service is covered by all insurance companies and we are more than happy to check your benefits for this service.

Don’t let unwanted symptoms associated with pregnancy distract you from enjoying your new baby. Contact us today to learn more about our Pelvic Floor Treatment Program.

Focusing on Mommy and Baby

The most important thing to any mother is having a happy and healthy baby. At OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, our goal is to ensure just that. Whether you’re looking for advice on getting pregnant or are already expecting, OB-GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch has the obstetrics care you need. Call us today at (941) 254-2717, or request an appointment. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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