Look for a physician that allows you to schedule a consultation before you decide on an OB/GYN doctor. Plan to ask plenty of questions during this consultation and discuss any concerns you may have. It is important that you feel comfortable and at ease with your doctor and his staff.
Look for a doctor with extensive experience in delivering high-risk babies, especially if you have pre-existing problems that raise your risk for complications during pregnancy or delivery.
Make sure your doctor has access to the most advanced and comprehensive testing tools available. These tests can detect health problems in you and your baby, many of which can be treated with early detection.
Dr. J. David Edwards recommends routine checkups about once a month during your pregnancy and more frequently during the last trimester. During these checkups, he will track your weight gain, monitor your blood pressure, measure your uterus, listen for the baby and provide you with an overall assessment of your health and the wellbeing of your baby. You can also expect routine testing and blood work.
If you are like many couples, you have a family history of genetic conditions and are worried about your baby’s risk for developing birth defects or other illnesses. Dr. J. David Edwards offers genetic testing to address your concerns and is always glad to answer your questions about any genetic conditions that can affect your baby. Make an appointment with Dr. J. David Edwards for more information about pregnancy services.
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