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Pregnancy Specialist

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN

OB/GYNs located in Duluth, GA & Dunwoody, GA

Pregnancy is a joyous, exciting time. Whether this is your first pregnancy or you’re an experienced mother, the team at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN provides general obstetric care for your pregnancy. Services include the noninvasive Harmony® prenatal test, 3D/4D ultrasounds, and vaginal birth after C-section. Call the office in Duluth or Dunwoody, Georgia, to make an appointment or request a prenatal consultation online.

Pregnancy

What should I expect during my pregnancy?

The team of Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN obstetricians typically sees you every 4-5 weeks early in your pregnancy. These routine visits increase to intervals of 2-3 weeks around 28 weeks, and then to once a week when you’re 35 weeks along.

Your OB/GYN monitors you and your growing baby closely. At each visit, you’re weighed, and your blood pressure is checked. You also can listen to your baby’s heartbeat.  

What pregnancy services are available?

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN provides full-service medical care for low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. Services include but aren’t limited to:

  • Normal prenatal care
  • 3D/4D ultrasounds 
  • Vaginal and cesarean deliveries
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean
  • Genetic screening
  • Antenatal testing (ultrasound plus heart-rate monitoring)

The practice also offers noninvasive Harmony prenatal testing, which can be performed as early as the 10th week of pregnancy to look for chromosomal conditions.

What tests happen during pregnancy?

Obstetricians at Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN recommend routine tests and examinations to monitor your health and that of your growing baby. You may have:

  • A pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Pap smear
  • Cultures and urine testing
  • Blood work

Expect a panel of tests to check for signs of infections or viruses that can affect your pregnancy. These tests assess your blood type, look for certain antibodies, and check for signs of:

  • Rubella
  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Syphilis
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Group B streptococcus (GBS)

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN also recommends routine glucose screening. This is a lab test to measure your blood sugar level to look for signs of diabetes. 

Do I need screening for birth defects during my pregnancy?

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN offers screening tests to assess your risk of having a baby with a congenital disability or genetic disorder. They recommend testing for birth defects if you have certain risk factors, such as a family history of birth defects or if one of your children has a birth defect or genetic condition. 

If your screening test shows an increased risk, they may suggest more powerful tests to diagnose the problem. While an abnormal test result can be alarming, in most cases, the baby is healthy. Likewise, a birth defect may occur even if a test result doesn’t show an abnormality. 

Where do I deliver my baby?

Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN has a long-standing relationship with the labor and delivery staff at Northside Hospital in Atlanta and Forsyth. These strong ties allow the practice to provide high-quality care for low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. You’ll experience a seamless experience transitioning from your pregnancy to delivery.

Call Comprehensive Women's OB/GYN today for prenatal care or book a consultation online.