Category Archives: Obstetrics

What to expect during prenatal testing

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you may be overwhelmed by all the appointments and advice promoting a happy, healthy pregnancy. Your prenatal care journey will include routine prenatal testing as well as genetic screening and testing. Here, we take a closer look at some of the tests you can expect during your… Read More »

What to Expect During Your Third Trimester

We’re finally at the last trimester to finish off our series of what to expect during every trimester of your pregnancy. You’ve made it to the end! In a few short weeks, your baby will be here and the fun will begin. Here are the final appointments and benchmarkers before you give birth. Your third… Read More »

What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

Last month we took a look at what to expect during your first trimester. Continuing on with that, we thought we would go over what to expect during your second trimester as well as what benchmarkers and appointments you should be planning for or looking into. Your second trimester takes place at 3-6 months of… Read More »

What to Expect During Your First Trimester

Pregnancy is an exciting thing. But it can also feel scary and unpredictable at times. Whether it’s your first baby or your second or third (or more!) there are some common symptoms to look out for as well as appointments and benchmarkers you should be reaching during your first trimester. First Trimester, First Appointment Congratulations!… Read More »

Early Aneuploidy Screening Options

Submitted by Meghan Delaney, WHNP  During your initial obstetrical appointments in our office,  we will spend time with you discussing body changes, symptoms and planned care and testing moving forward. One area that seems to be a source of confusion and questions are your options for aneuploiody screening. Aneuploidy is the medical term for chromosomal… Read More »

Are Vaccinations Safe During Pregnancy?

Submitted by Stefanie Davis, WHNP   Vaccinations in Pregnancy Routine vaccinations are an important way to keep both individuals and the general population safe and healthy. Seasonal and routine vaccination campaigns are the front line in preventing spread of disease. Vaccines help our body’s immune system build up a defense so that, when exposed to… Read More »

What You Should Know About Post-Partum Depression

KNOW THE SIGNS Most women with postpartum depression begin having symptoms within a month of giving birth. But it can take up to one year for symptoms to start. – Feeling sad, hopeless, empty, or overwhelmed – Crying more often than usual – Feeling anxious, irritable, or angry – Sleeping too much or not being… Read More »

Obstetrics & Prenatal Care Phoenix, AZ

Just Found Out You’re Expecting? What You Need to Do

If you just found out that you’re expecting, then congratulations! This is such an exciting time and is definitely worth celebrating. And even though you may be envisioning your future nursery and holding a new baby in your arms, there are some critical things that you can do during your first trimester. Take Folic Acid… Read More »

Prenatal Guide Phoenix, AZ

3 Things to Shop for In a Prenatal Vitamin

The wonderful thing about pregnancy is that basically, you get to sit back and watch your body do the work for you. And although you may be suffering from morning sickness, back pain, or even sleepless nights, it’s pretty incredible to think that your body knows how to create life practically on its own. There… Read More »

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