Whether you are planning a pregnancy or just learned you are expecting a little one, you need an obstetrician with a passion for holistic support and comprehensive pregnancy care. Dr. Anthony Caruso of A Bella Baby OBGYN has 20 years of experience and is committed to providing you with everything you need for healthy conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. For a consultation, call or book an appointment with his office in Woodridge, Illinois, today.
Pregnancy Care Q & A
How can I best prepare for a healthy pregnancy?
One of Dr. Caruso’s greatest joys is seeing a couple through conception, pregnancy, and delivery of a healthy child. He is honored to consult with you in preparation for a healthy pregnancy either before or after conception.
The key to a healthy pregnancy is maximizing a healthy lifestyle. Many common pregnancy complications can be avoided by nurturing healthy habits, even before you conceive.
Healthy habits that you may incorporate before and after you conceive are:
- Eating well
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Taking vitamins
- Quitting smoking
- Avoiding or limiting alcohol
- Limiting caffeine
- Sleeping 8-10 hours
Dr. Caruso and his team support you in every effort to prepare for and maintain a healthy pregnancy.
What does healthy pregnancy care entail?
Healthy pregnancy care involves monitoring, examination, counseling, and education during every step of your pregnancy. Dr. Caruso is proud to walk you through every stage of your childbirth journey: prenatal, delivery, and postpartum.
In the prenatal stage of your pregnancy, it is important that your health and the health of your baby is monitored closely in order to avoid or better manage common pregnancy complications like:
- Gestational diabetes
- Birth defects
- Preterm labor
If any of these complications do arise, Dr. Caruso and his team have extensive knowledge and experience in the care of treatment of mother and baby. They provide the best possible care to you both and always uphold the sacredness of life in every case. If needed, they will call on the expertise of other specialties to meet these goals.
What does a prenatal visit look like?
Your first prenatal visit at about 8-10 weeks will be the most comprehensive of all your visits. It will include time with Dr. Caruso wherein he collects information about your health and about your pregnancy.
Your visit will include:
- Health history
- Weight and vital signs
- Physical exam
- Urine test
- Lab work
Your visits take place every four weeks until about 28 weeks gestation, then every two weeks until delivery.
Your comprehensive pregnancy care will also include:
- An additional ultrasound
- Glucose tolerance test
- Rh factor test
- Genetic testing, if desired
- Nutritional counseling
- Delivery and postpartum care education
Dr. Caruso and his staff are honored to be your choice for pregnancy care and strive to give you everything you need to bring your baby safely into the world.
To set up your own pregnancy care with Dr. Caruso, call or book an appointment online today.