When you’re pregnant, nothing is more important than getting the care you need to protect you and your baby’s health. Obstetrics encompasses medical care throughout your pregnancy, during delivery, and postpartum. Dr. Azer Alizade at Premier OBGYN Group has extensive experience providing compassionate obstetric care. He also manages high-risk pregnancies, multiples, and pregnancy-related health conditions. To schedule your first prenatal visit, call the office in Maywood, New Jersey or book an appointment online.
Your first prenatal visit is a comprehensive exam to get your pregnancy off to a healthy start. In future appointments, Dr. Alizade will evaluate your baby’s heart rate, growth, and position in your uterus, as well as your weight and blood pressure.
You can count on one or more ultrasounds during your pregnancy to evaluate your baby’s development. You also get nutrition advice, information about birthing, and learn what to expect during delivery.
Dr. Alizade performs vaginal and cesarean deliveries, then follows through with postpartum care, monitoring your health and wellbeing in the weeks after you give birth.
All women undergo routine antenatal tests during their pregnancy to check for existing health concerns that could affect them and the baby, such as rubella, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
During your prenatal care, Dr. Alizade screens for conditions that might develop during pregnancy, such as:
The placenta produces hormones that impair the action of insulin in the mother’s body. That may trigger a rise in blood sugar that can affect the growth and wellbeing of your baby.
Pregnancy-induced hypertension, or preeclampsia, affects about 1 out of every 14 pregnant women. It can prevent the placenta from receiving enough blood, leading to your baby having a low birth weight and other potential health concerns.
Hyperemesis refers to nausea and vomiting. Its symptoms range from mild morning sickness to a severe form that causes dehydration, weight loss, and often requires hospitalization.
Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy can lead to abnormal bone growth and fractures in your baby. It may also increase your risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and preterm birth.
A high-risk pregnancy occurs when any problem threatens the health or life of the mother and her baby or increases the risk of complications during delivery. If you have any of the common pregnancy-related health conditions, your pregnancy is considered high risk.
A few examples of other high-risk pregnancy causes are:
Dr. Alizade performs routine antenatal screenings to determine whether your baby is at risk for congenital disabilities like Down syndrome.
Screening tests consist of blood tests in the first or second trimester. If screening indicates a high risk, more invasive genetic testing, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, is needed to determine whether your baby has a genetic disorder.
As soon as you suspect or know you’re pregnant, call Premier OBGYN Group or use online booking to schedule an appointment to receive quality obstetric care.