Comprehensive Prenatal Care Services for Expectant Mothers

Locations

Meridian Mark Office

5445 Meridian Mark Rd, NE
Suite 430
Atlanta, GA 30342

Office Hours

Monday

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am – 2:30 pm

Saturday – Sunday

Closed

At Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, our OBGYNs support the well-being of mothers and infants with personalized and comprehensive prenatal care services that meet the unique needs of each pregnancy.

Prenatal care is vital to ensuring that your pregnancy is healthy and your baby is growing safe and robust in your womb, and we guarantee this with every visit to any of our prenatal clinics. From routine check-ups to advanced prenatal testing and birth planning, our experts will deliver excellent care in a supportive and caring environment.

Trust in our skilled prenatal doctors to provide the highest standard of care, ensuring a healthy and joyful pregnancy experience. With Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, you are never alone on your journey to motherhood.

Understanding the Importance of Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is the medical attention and support provided you receive throughout pregnancy. Its primary goal is to monitor your health and, similarly, your baby’s development inside the womb. Regular visits to a prenatal clinic allow healthcare providers to offer vital guidance, conduct necessary prenatal testing, and provide support in terms of:

  • Early detection and management of complications: Prenatal care enables early detection of potential health issues that qualify for high-risk pregnancy, like preeclampsia. Prenatal testing also helps doctors identify fetal development issues to give guidance and address them.
  • Nutritional and lifestyle guidance: A critical aspect of prenatal care involves providing you with guidance on nutrition and lifestyle as these are crucial for ensuring your baby’s healthy development.
  • Emotional support and education: We understand that pregnancy can be an emotional journey for you, and thus, provide support. To help you prepare for the journey and manage feelings, our OB-GYN specialists educate you about what to expect during pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Prenatal care aims to provide a holistic approach to helping mothers ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy for them and their babies. It starts from the confirmation of the pregnancy and extends until your baby is safely delivered.

Finding the Right Prenatal Clinic for Your Needs

Choosing the right prenatal clinic is crucial and can significantly impact your pregnancy experience. Consider expertise, communication style, and personal comfort when selecting a clinic.

At Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, we believe we offer the best prenatal care for expectant mothers, supported by our:

  • Expertise and experience: The expertise of the healthcare providers is paramount when choosing a prenatal clinic. Look for clinics with board-certified prenatal doctors with extensive experience managing pregnancies and delivering babies.At Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, our experienced prenatal doctors and OB-GYN specialists are dedicated to providing top-notch care that leverages the most innovative and updated knowledge so you and your baby receive the best medical care possible.
  • Communication and support: Effective communication between you and your healthcare provider is essential to providing holistic and compassionate care. At the clinic you choose, doctors and staff must be approachable, listen actively, and provide clear, comprehensive information.Our clinicians maintain open and compassionate communication with you. We ensure that all your questions are answered and that you feel supported throughout your pregnancy, creating a trusting and collaborative care environment.
  • Personal comfort: Your comfort and peace of mind are paramount during a delicate and vital time such as pregnancy. You should feel at ease from the moment you walk into a prenatal clinic for a routine check-up. Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists prioritize your comfort every step of the way. We continue to introduce new approaches and tools to ensure that the environment and staff at our clinic provide a pleasant and stress-free experience, fostering positive relationships.
  • Comprehensive services: An excellent prenatal clinic should offer various services that target every need during pregnancy. Our clinic provides comprehensive prenatal care services under one roof. From advanced prenatal testing to customized dietary advice and detailed birth planning, we cover all aspects of pregnancy care to meet your needs.
  • Location and accessibility: Consider the location and accessibility of the prenatal clinic. It should be conveniently located and easily accessible, especially as your pregnancy progresses.

That is why all our clinics are in strategic and convenient locations in Georgia. Our clinics in Atlanta and Alpharetta make it easy for you to attend appointments regularly and accommodate flexible scheduling options for a hassle-free experience.

What To Expect During Your Prenatal Care

Your prenatal doctor is your dedicated guide throughout your entire pregnancy journey. Our comprehensive prenatal care process ensures that you and your baby are closely monitored and that complications are managed effectively and promptly.

Here’s what you can expect during a prenatal check-up at our clinic:

1. Initial consultation: Your care begins with an initial consultation, during which your prenatal doctor will take a detailed medical history and discuss any previous pregnancies or existing health conditions. Here, we take the time to listen to your concerns and provide a thorough understanding of your health background, ensuring tailored care.

2. Routine check-ups: Regular prenatal visits are then scheduled throughout your pregnancy to monitor the health of both the mother and the developing fetus. Each visit typically involves:

  • Physical examinations to check your weight, blood pressure, and overall physical health to ensure you are on track.
  • Fetal monitoring is where advanced ultrasound and Doppler devices track your baby’s heartbeat, growth, and development. 

3. Prenatal testing: Includes blood tests, urine tests, and specific screenings such as nuchal translucency and more:

  • Complete blood count (CBC): This measure assesses overall health by measuring different components of blood, including red and white blood cells and platelets.
  • Blood type and Rh factor: Determines blood type and Rh factor to prevent complications like Rh incompatibility.
  • Gestational diabetes screening: Measures blood glucose levels to detect gestational diabetes.
  • Urinalysis: To detect protein, glucose, and bacteria levels that could point to conditions like preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and UTI, respectively.
  • Nuchal translucency (NT) screening: A specialized ultrasound is performed in the first trimester to assess the risk of chromosomal conditions like Down syndrome.
  • Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT): Analyzes fetal DNA in the mother’s blood to detect conditions like Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13.
  • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS): Taking a placental tissue sample to test for genetic conditions.

4. Nutritional and lifestyle guidelines: This includes dietary recommendations to ensure you and your baby receive essential nutrients. We offer nutritional plans and ongoing support, promoting optimal health for both mother and baby.

5. Managing complications: If complications arise during pregnancy, your prenatal doctor will address them promptly. This includes managing conditions such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or preterm labor.

6. Emotional support and education: We provide educational resources and emotional support, helping you prepare for childbirth and parenting. We create a nurturing environment, offering continuous guidance and reassurance to make your pregnancy experience positive and stress-free.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

With expert prenatal care, make each milestone in your pregnancy more pleasant. Book your appointment with Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists today. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with excellent, comprehensive care during this important time.

Frequently Asked Questions About Prenatal Care

Typically, you should see your prenatal doctor every four weeks during the first 28 weeks, every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until delivery. However, the frequency may increase if you have a high-risk pregnancy or specific health concerns.
During your first visit, your prenatal doctor will take a detailed medical history, perform a physical exam, and possibly conduct some initial prenatal testing. This visit helps establish a care plan suited to your needs.
Prenatal care includes guidance on managing common pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness. Your prenatal doctor can suggest dietary adjustments, safe medications, and lifestyle changes to alleviate nausea and vomiting.
If you experience any unusual symptoms or complications, contact your prenatal doctor immediately. Early intervention is critical to managing issues effectively and ensuring your and your baby’s health.