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Prenatal Care services offered in North Reading, MA

Pregnancy can be the most exciting and the most challenging time of your life. To support your pregnancy journey, the team at Nova Women’s Health offers personalized prenatal care services, including pregnancy tests, in-office lab work, and fetal monitoring services. Anju Nayar, MD, FACOG, and the medical providers handle well over 400 deliveries a year and are committed to providing the best experience possible. Call the North Reading, Massachusetts, office to schedule a prenatal care appointment or book a consultation online today.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care includes medical services you receive throughout pregnancy to support your health and the development of your baby.

Nova Women’s Health offers a range of prenatal care services for adolescent girls and adult women, including:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Wellness visits
  • Genetic testing
  • Non-stress fetal testing
  • Ultrasounds
  • Blood glucose testing and other lab work

The providers specialize in integrative obstetric care for low-risk and high-risk pregnancies and create customized care plans to meet your needs.

When should I schedule a prenatal care appointment?

Ideally, you should schedule your first prenatal visit at Nova Women’s Health as soon as you suspect or know you’re pregnant. The earlier you receive prenatal care, the more beneficial it is for you and your baby.

You can also schedule a prenatal visit with the team if you’re ready to become pregnant. They can help you prepare your body for a safe, healthy pregnancy. 

As your pregnancy progresses, you will schedule routine prenatal visits once a month. As you get closer to your due date, you can expect to visit every week to prepare for labor and delivery.

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, your provider discusses how often you should schedule prenatal visits for closer monitoring.

What happens during prenatal care appointments?

During your initial prenatal care appointment at Nova Women’s Health, the providers review your personal and family medical histories and complete a physical exam. They also perform a pelvic exam to assess your reproductive health.

Your initial visit and follow-up appointments may also include:

  • Weight checks
  • Fetal measurements
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Blood tests

If you have a high-risk pregnancy or develop complications, the providers customize a treatment plan to protect you and your baby. They offer a full range of obstetric care services to handle unexpected health emergencies.

The team provides recommendations for lifestyle and diet changes you should make to support your pregnancy. They can prescribe prenatal vitamins, suggest safe exercises, and help you create nutritious meal plans.

Your prenatal appointments are also a great time to ask any questions you have about your pregnancy or plans for labor and delivery.

Call Nova Women’s Health to schedule a prenatal care appointment or book a consultation online today.