Obstetrics

Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida -  - OB/GYN

Premier Women's Care of Southwest Florida

OB/GYNs located in Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres & Fort Myers, FL

Proper obstetrics care takes you through pregnancy, labor, and delivery healthfully and comfortably. Seek out compassionate care from the providers at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida with three locations in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres, Florida. If you’re pregnant or plan on getting pregnant soon, call the office, or book an appointment online to start your care process.

Obstetrics Q & A

What Does an OB Do?

At Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida, the OBs work together with nurses and certified nurse midwives to provide you optimal prenatal, labor, delivery, and postnatal care.

They manage you and your baby’s health throughout pregnancy and birth and assist you as you recuperate from delivery. They can recommend childbirth classes, offer breastfeeding support, help you through labor, and deliver your baby.

Why Do I Need Obstetric Care?

If you’re planning on getting pregnant soon, obstetrics care can help you begin a process of getting your body ready. If you need to lose weight, quit smoking, start prenatal vitamins, or begin an exercise regimen, the team at Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida can help guide you.

If you’re already pregnant, obstetrics includes prenatal care, which helps keep you and your baby healthy throughout pregnancy and delivery. Women who receive prenatal care are less likely to have a low birth weight baby and to have a successful labor and delivery.

Obstetrics care can also help you create a birth plan, support a high-risk pregnancy, and ensure delivery goes smoothly. If you end up needing a Caesarean section, the doctors are skilled and will make the procedure as gentle as possible.

What is Involved in Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care keeps tabs on your health and the baby’s health and development throughout pregnancy. You come in for regular visits at which you will have your blood pressure and weight measured. The growth of your baby is also checked. Prenatal care also includes tests, including ultrasounds of the fetus, blood tests for you, and management of any underlying conditions you have or develop, such as high blood pressure or gestational diabetes.

What is a High-Risk Pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy that poses a greater risk to mother or baby than usual. An advanced maternal age (usually older than 35), preexisting conditions – such as diabetes or lupus – or issues that arise with your health or the baby’s health during pregnancy can put you in a high-risk category.

A high-risk pregnancy usually requires more frequent prenatal visits and regular monitoring.

To get superior obstetrics care, call Premier Women’s Care of Southwest Florida, or book an appointment online.