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Pregnancy
Care

Its goal is to provide regular check-ups that allow doctors or midwives to treat and prevent potential health problems.

High Risk Pregnancy

A high-risk pregnancy classification means that the specialist and their team will monitor the carrying mother closely.

Vaginal
Birth After
C-Section

Dr. Sidiq Aldabbagh offers the option of a VBAC. If you have had one previous cesarean section and are interested in exploring this option.

What is an Obstetrician?

Obstetricians are doctors who specialize in pregnancy, childbirth, as well as the female reproductive system. While other doctors possess training to deliver babies, many female patients choose to visit an obstetrician. This specialist can care for you throughout your pregnancy, in addition to the baby once it is born. They additionally provide follow-up care including Pap smears throughout the rest of your life.

An obstetrician goes through a residency program that trains them in pre-pregnancy health, pregnancy, labor, as well as childbirth, health problems post-birth, genetics, and genetic counseling.

Many obstetricians will also specialize in maternal-fetal medicine. This involves diagnosing and treating pregnant women who possess chronic health issues or abnormal issues that may arise during a pregnancy. Due to this specialty, these doctors are considered high-risk experts in their field.

What Conditions does an Obstetrician Treat?

Women will often visit their obstetrician for routine prenatal care. However, they also help women with high-risk pregnancies during and after childbirth. Some indicators of a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Chronic health conditions
  • Over the age of 35
  • Carrying multiple babies
  • Possess a history of miscarriage, preterm labor, or cesarean deliveries
  • Smoke, drink or engage in other “risky” lifestyle choices
  • Develop pregnancy complications that may affect the patient or their baby

An obstetrician will also help patients with:

  • Sepsis – a life-threatening infection during pregnancy
  • Obstetrical hemorrhage
  • Uterine rupture
  • Shoulder dystocia – when the child’s shoulders get stuck during childbirth
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Fetal distress
  • Preeclampsia
  • Placental abruption

What Procedures will an Obstetrician Perform?

The procedures and surgeries that an obstetrician performs differ from ones that a gynecologist does. While obstetricians conduct routine appointments similar to a gynecologist, they also perform:

  • Cervical cerclage
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Circumcision
  • Cesarean deliveries
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Episiotomy

They also administer screenings for those that possess high-risk pregnancies. These include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cordocentesis
  • Lab testing for a wide variety of associated conditions
  • Cervical length measurement
  • Biophysical profiling

A patient’s obstetrician may additionally attend their delivery, vaginal or otherwise. They can oversee procedures like cesarean delivery, potentially performing the related surgeries. An obstetrician will also perform a circumcision on a male baby when the patient requests it.

When Patients should Visit an Obstetrician

Any patient should make an obstetrics appointment if they are pregnant or considering a pregnancy. They can offer insight into prenatal care, in addition to helping patients plan for their pregnancy.

The postnatal care that an obstetrician provides enables patients to converse about birth control options, as well as obtain clarification concerning anything that occurred during their pregnancy or childbirth. Postnatal care additionally incorporates follow-up appointments to address issues patients may experience as they adjust to motherhood including concerns about postpartum depression.

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