Prenatal Visits in Colorado
We are very excited to hear that you are expecting a baby! We offer a complimentary prenatal visit for soon-to-be parents before their expected delivery date.
What is a Prenatal Visit?
Prenatal visits are vital for the health and well-being of both mother and baby. It includes regular checkups, screenings, and education on how to have a healthy pregnancy.
Prenatal care is important for all pregnant women, regardless of their age, health history, or lifestyle. It is recommended that women begin receiving prenatal care as soon as they know they are pregnant. The earlier in the pregnancy it starts, the better it is for both mother and baby.
The visit also allows expecting parents to meet pediatricians and get comfortable with the practice.
What to Expect at Your First Prenatal Appointment
Your prenatal visits will typically last around 30 minutes each. During these visits, your healthcare provider will check your blood pressure, weight, and urine for protein levels. They will also measure your abdomen to assess your baby’s growth. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have about your pregnancy.
What Does Prenatal Care Include?
During prenatal visits, the healthcare provider will assess the mother’s health and perform tests to check the baby’s development. They will also provide information on how to stay healthy during pregnancy and what to expect during childbirth. These visits are an opportunity for the mother to ask questions and get support from her healthcare team.
Questions to Ask at Your First Prenatal Visit
Asking your pediatrician questions during a prenatal visit can help prepare you for the busy weeks and months ahead. For best results, jot down questions as you think of them and bring the list to your next prenatal appointment. Here are a few to consider.
Newborns should have their first wellness visit 3 to 5 days after birth. This “well-baby” or “well-child” checkup gives your pediatrician an opportunity to examine your child, check their reflexes, and provide guidance for any weight or feeding issues. This is important information to get during the prenatal visit.
During your prenatal visit, you should make sure to get logistical information about the pediatric practice so you know what’s expected after the birth of your child. It’s essential to understand the appointment procedure early on. Learn more here about scheduling an appointment at Parker Pediatrics.
Another important piece of information to know is what hospital you should go to if an emergency arises. Most pediatric practices are partnered with hospitals in their area. Learn more about the hospitals that Parker Pediatrics works with here.
It’s crucial to know what your pediatrician is equipped to do, and if he/she will be able to help with child development in a variety of ways. At Parker Pediatrics, we’re happy to answer any general parenting questions and offer tips about newborn care. Beyond that, we also have an integrated behavioral/mental service at Parker Pediatrics that is available for all patients.
Prenatal Visits at Parker Pediatrics
Prenatal care is essential for a healthy pregnancy and safe delivery. Your prenatal care doctor will help you to understand what to expect during your pregnancy, offer advice and support, and answer any questions you may have. They will also monitor your health and the development of your baby, and provide essential care throughout your pregnancy. Contact Parker Pediatrics today to make an appointment.