Prenatal care focuses on keeping you and your baby healthy. The earlier you begin your prenatal care, the better. Her Complete Healthcare is focused on getting you started off on the right foot. The first step is to schedule a visit if you are, or are thinking about becoming, pregnant. We’ll help you create a prenatal care plan that is easy to understand and ensures you are getting the nutrients and attention you need.
Regular checkups throughout the course of your pregnancy help to keep you informed about your progress, as well as provide opportunities for early detection of health problems, should they arise. While at your appointments, ask questions! This is the best time for you to learn what you can expect and what you can do to give your unborn baby a healthy start to life.
What to expect in your first few visits:
- Questions regarding your health history
- Physical exam, which may include pelvic exam and Pap smear
- Blood work and urine samples
- Calculation of your due date
- A caring doctor to answer your questions
As you enter your second and third trimesters, your appointments will likely begin to include:
- Discussions on your personalized birth plan
- Preparations for labor & delivery, as well as postpartum care
Certified Nurse Midwifery
Her Complete Healthcare is proud to offer our patients Certified Nurse Midwife services. Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are advanced practice registered nurses specializing in counseling and care during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. Crystal Trahan, CNM, is available throughout every step of your pregnancy to help you customize your birth experience and postpartum care.
Postpartum care is essential in ensuring your health after the birth of your baby. We will address issues such as breastfeeding, recovering from birth, diet & exercise and your emotional health as a new mom. Our goal is to provide you with information and care that encourages health and confidence in this new stage.
High Risk Pregnancies
Our office is equipped to aid women who may have high-risk pregnancies. Women over the age of 35, those with underlying medical conditions and those who have or are currently engaged in unhealthy lifestyle decisions may be considered high risk. Scheduling an appointment and discussing your concerns and conditions is the best way to assess your risk and create prenatal care best suited to your specific needs.
Multiple births are on the rise in the United States. With proper prenatal care, women can find out about multiple pregnancies early and adjust care accordingly. Women with multiple pregnancies are at a higher risk for complications, so more checkups and testing may be required throughout the pregnancy. Drs. Bernstein and Certified Nurse Midwife Crystal Trahan are experienced with multiple pregnancies and are committed to providing the best care possible to you and your unborn children.