Obstetrics Specialist

AllSafe Medical Group

Comprehensive Women’s Healthcare located in Los Angeles, Lynwood, & Downey, CA

Pregnancy is filled with excitement, uncertainty, and questions. If you’re trying to get pregnant or if you’ve already taken a positive test, the team at AllSafe Medical Group in Los Angeles, Lynwood, and Downey, California, can provide you with top-notch obstetric care, even if your pregnancy is high-risk. For all of your obstetric needs at any stage of pregnancy, call AllSafe Medical Group, or reserve an appointment online today.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is the field of medicine centered around treatment, care, and surgery for women during and after pregnancy. It also includes the conception period and any treatment you receive for infertility. More specifically, obstetrics encompasses treatment during:

  • Conception
  • Pregnancy
  • Labor
  • Childbirth
  • Post-childbirth

Throughout the process of pregnancy, your obstetrician at AllSafe Medical Group helps you at every step, educating you about pregnancy and answering all of your questions along the way. They also direct any tests and imaging procedures, like ultrasounds, that you need in order to keep you and your baby healthy. They make sure that your baby is on track to proper development inside your womb.

When are obstetrics considered high-risk?

If you’re pregnant and have a medical condition, genetic predisposition, or a complication related to your pregnancy, you may require high-risk obstetric care. There are a number of medical conditions that can cause your pregnancy to be at a higher risk of complications than others. These include:

  • Heart disease
  • Lupus
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes (type 1, type 2, and gestational)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Carrying multiples

Your family’s history can also put your pregnancy at a higher risk of complications. You must tell your obstetrician if you have a family history of:

  • Stillbirths
  • Miscarriages
  • Birth defects
  • Infant deaths
  • Genetic conditions

Your obstetrician evaluates your health extensively. They provide the highest quality of care for you with your particular complication in mind and try to make your pregnancy as easy to handle as possible.

What procedures are included in obstetrics?

Obstetrics includes numerous procedures, tests, and even surgeries throughout your pregnancy. You’ll have frequent routine visits with your obstetrician for general evaluations and care. Obstetricians also perform procedures like:

  • Cervical cerclage
  • Dilation and curettage
  • C-section deliveries
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Episiotomy (cutting the opening of your vagina during labor)
  • Circumcision of male babies

If your obstetrician feels that you or your fetus needs additional testing at any time during your pregnancy, they order tests like ultrasounds, blood testing, and more. Your obstetrician is largely responsible for keeping you and your baby safe and healthy during your pregnancy, so it’s important that you choose and obstetrician who feel that you can trust.

For expert obstetrics and high-risk obstetric care, call AllSafe Medical Group, or reserve your appointment online today.