Pregnancy is an exciting time filled with a roller coaster of emotions. When you need expert care for a high-risk pregnancy, Joseph Roofeh, MD, in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, is the OB/GYN for you. Dr. Roofeh is an experienced obstetrician with expertise in caring for all types of pregnancies. Call the office or book a pregnancy consultation online today.
A pregnancy is high-risk when there’s an increased chance of health complications for you, the unborn baby, or both. Some of the factors that make a pregnancy high-risk include:
A high-risk pregnancy may require more frequent prenatal visits and special tests. Dr. Roofeh has vast experience in managing high-risk pregnancies and has a low Cesarean-section (C-section) rate.
Prenatal care for pregnancy usually starts about eight weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. However, Dr. Roofeh may request you come in sooner if you have a condition that puts you in the high-risk category.
Ideally, Dr. Roofeh recommends starting prenatal care before you get pregnant so he can optimize health conditions, discuss appropriate medications and provide vitamin support, as well as perform preconception genetic screening and testing.
You can expect attentive and comprehensive pregnancy care from Dr. Roofeh. The details of your care, however, depend on your unique situation.
During your first visit, expect an extensive examination that includes a review of your gynecological and medical history, as well as your family health history. Dr. Roofeh also asks about your partner’s personal health and family history.
He conducts a physical and pelvic exam, confirms your pregnancy, and estimates the due date. Dr. Roofeh may also order a number of tests, including a Pap smear, bloodwork, and an ultrasound.
He spends time talking with you about your pregnancy and what to expect over the next several months. Dr. Roofeh also discusses nutrition, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle issues. He can provide you with prenatal and pregnancy education packets to take home.
The frequency of your prenatal visits depend on your situation, but range from once a month to once a week.
Dr. Roofeh discusses what type of tests you need at your prenatal visits. Some of the tests he may recommend include:
These tests are typically done at specific points during your pregnancy.
For expert prenatal and pregnancy guidance, call the office of Joseph Roofeh, MD, or book online today.