Pregnancy

J. David Edwards, MD -  - OB-GYN

J. David Edwards, MD

OB-GYN located in Santa Monica, CA

Pregnancy Specialist
Dr. J. David Edwards provides a variety of comprehensive pregnancy services for families in and around Santa Monica, CA. Whether you are a first-time mom or have already had a baby, Dr. Edwards provides pregnancy services that help you through this important and exciting time. Dr. Edwards has more than three decades of experience in making exceptional pregnancy services available to all women in or near Santa Monica.

Pregnancy Q & A

by J. David Edwards, MD
Pregnancy services offered by J. David Edwards, MD

What should I look for in pregnancy services?

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.

What should I expect during a prenatal visit?

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.

What if I am concerned about my baby’s genetics?

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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