Pregnancy

Platinum Women's Health

OBGYNs located in Murrieta, CA & Temecula, CA

You deserve the best care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Optimal care keeps you healthy during the nine months and prepares your child for a healthy life, plus it ensures your child-bearing experience goes as smoothly as possible. OB/GYNs James D. Neal, MD, and Florence Villa Quinata, MD, of Platinum Women’s Health in Murrieta and Temecula, California, support you through your entire pregnancy and birth process. Call one of the offices or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the competent, compassionate pregnancy care available.

Pregnancy Q & A

What is prenatal care and why is it important?

Every mother benefits from prenatal care, which is care that occurs during your pregnancy, whether this is your first or fifth child. Every pregnancy is different. Proper health screenings and support during pregnancy keeps you and your baby healthy.

Screening tests and regular visits allow Dr. Neal and Dr. Quinata to spot problems early and manage them before they escalate. The doctors can also coach you on lifestyle steps to take to protect your health and the health of your baby.

How often should I see the doctor during pregnancy?

You see the doctors regularly during your pregnancy. As you get closer to your due date the frequency of visits increase. In general, you can plan on the following as long as you have a healthy pregnancy:

  • Once each month for weeks 8-28
  • Twice per month for weeks 28-36
  • Weekly for week 36 until delivery

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, the doctors at Platinum Women’s Health may recommend more frequent visits.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

When you’re at a greater risk of developing complications during pregnancy, you’re deemed high risk. Factors that increase your risk include:

  • Being older than 35 or younger than 17

  • The presence of pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or lupus

  • A baby with complications

The doctors use screening tools such as ultrasound, your family and health history, and blood tests to evaluate whether your pregnancy is high risk.

What happens during pregnancy visits?

At your prenatal visits, the doctor measures your belly, monitors your heart rate, checks your blood pressure and weight, and answers any questions you may have. Periodically, you’ll also undergo screening tests, including blood tests, urine tests, and ultrasounds. Genetic testing may also be recommended.

What care is available after pregnancy?

Following delivery, your baby’s care is transferred to a pediatrician, but you still need oversight from Platinum Women’s Health to make sure you’re healing properly. If you had a C-section, the doctor checks your incision and remove any stitches. They also review your overall physical and mental health at postnatal visits.

Take advantage of the expert pregnancy care offered at Platinum Women’s Health. Call one of the offices or schedule using the online tool.