Prenatal care helps you experience a healthy pregnancy and delivery. At his practice in Pasadena, Texas, Carlos Hernandez, MD, uses his years of experience to guide you through every step of your pregnancy. Book your appointment at Dr. Carlos Hernandez Obstetrics & Gynecology today, using the online scheduler or call the office if you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant in the near future.
You receive comprehensive pregnancy care when you choose Dr. Carlos Hernandez Obstetrics & Gynecology. The staff offers compassionate and expert care when it comes to:
Dr. Hernandez works to ensure that you and your baby have optimal care at every point during your pregnancy.
Dr. Hernandez sets up a customized schedule for you, depending on your health, the baby’s health, and your age. Most healthy women should plan to see Dr. Hernandez:
If you have a high-risk pregnancy, your visits are typically scheduled more often. You benefit from a solid schedule of prenatal visits whether this is your first or third child.
At your first prenatal visit, you undergo a pelvic exam as well as a Pap smear. You also undergo blood and urine testing. The team records your weight, blood pressure, and height, while Dr. Hernandez estimates your due date.
At future visits, you won’t undergo pelvic exams. You may just have your blood pressure, height, and weight checked as well as your abdomen measured and the baby’s heart rate recorded. Periodic ultrasounds are scheduled to check on the baby’s development, sex, and health.
High-risk pregnancy patients may require additional testing. Dr. Hernandez can let you know what tests he recommends given your unique needs. High-risk patients are those who have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or lupus, who are pregnant with babies with health issues, or who are older than age 35.
To learn more about the pregnancy care offered at Dr. Carlos Hernandez Obstetrics & Gynecology, call today or book online.