Regular prenatal visits increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy. At Women's Health Care Specialists in Greenbelt, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia, board-certified Navita Modi, MD, FACOG, and her experienced OB/GYN team care for you before, during, and after pregnancy to help you and your baby thrive. If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, schedule an appointment at Women's Health Care Specialists by phone or online today.
Prenatal care during pregnancy involves medical care by obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) specialists to ensure you and your baby stay healthy while you’re pregnant and after delivery. Routine prenatal checkups help detect potential problems and prevent serious complications.
During your initial obstetric consultation, Dr. Modi meets with you to discuss the details of your pregnancy and establish a trusting relationship. She and her team:
Your initial prenatal assessment serves as a baseline for subsequent appointments and helps Dr. Modi detect or treat medical conditions when necessary.
She talks with you about lifestyle habits that increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy, such as eating a nutritious diet, getting regular exercise, managing chronic health conditions, avoiding alcohol and tobacco products, and taking prenatal vitamins.
Although subsequent prenatal visits may not be as extensive as your first visit, Dr. Modi evaluates you and your baby’s health at each appointment.
The further along you are in your pregnancy the more often you’ll schedule prenatal appointments. Frequent visits might also be necessary if you’re classified as a high-risk pregnancy due to:
Dr. Modi listens to your baby’s heartbeat, orders ultrasounds when necessary, screens you for gestational diabetes, and offers genetic testing to detect fetal abnormalities before your baby is born. If you or your baby require treatment because of a medical condition, Dr. Modi reviews options with you.
The experienced OB/GYN providers at Women's Health Care Specialists are there for you when you begin labor and delivery. Signs you’re in labor include:
If you suspect labor because your contractions last 30-90 seconds and become more intense or frequent, call Women's Health Care Specialists. Dr. Modi and her team make you as comfortable as possible during your labor and delivery experience.
If you’re pregnant or ready to become pregnant, schedule a prenatal appointment with Women's Health Care Specialists today, or use the online booking tool.