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Sarasota OB/GYN Associates

OB/GYNs & Urogynecology located in Sarasota, Venice & Port Charlotte, FL

Pregnancy is an extremely exciting time and one full of questions. Get the absolute best care you can for yourself and your unborn baby with the medical support of Katrina Davis, MD, FACOG, and Lyvie-Sara Sylvestre, MS, MD, at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates in Sarasota, Venice and Port Charlotte, Florida. Book an appointment by phone or online today so they can guide you through every step of your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Q & A

What does pregnancy care entail?

Sarasota OB/GYN Associates provides comprehensive pregnancy care. It can start even before you conceive, with pre-pregnancy counseling to evaluate your fertility and get your body in optimal health to carry a baby. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, they can provide infertility analysis and treatment.

Once you’re pregnant, the compassionate pregnancy care at Sarasota OB/GYN Associates includes:

  • Regular checkups
  • Nutritional and exercise support
  • Screening tests for mom and baby
  • Treatment for common pregnancy ailments
  • Support for pregnancy problems or complications
  • Labor and delivery counseling and support

With pregnancy care from Sarasota OB/GYN Associates, you’re ensured the very best in care for the duration of your pregnancy and delivery. Whether this is your first or fourth child, you’ll benefit from expert pregnancy care.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is one in which you’re at greater risk of complications. You may require additional screenings and care throughout the nine months of pregnancy and during delivery. 

Your pregnancy may be deemed high risk if you’re 35 or older, have a pre-existing condition, or your baby has health issues.

How frequent are pregnancy prenatal visits?

You’ll have a customized schedule for you based on your health, the baby’s health, and your age. Usually, visits occur on the following schedule:

  • Once every month for weeks 4-28
  • Once every two weeks for weeks 28-36
  • Weekly visits from week 36 through delivery

Women who are at a higher risk of complications may have more frequent visits.

What should I expect at pregnancy visits?

Your first pregnancy visit is one of the most extensive. You’ll undergo a pelvic exam, a Pap smear, and blood and urine testing. Sarasota OB/GYN Associates will also record your weight and blood pressure.

Your provider will listen for your baby’s heartbeat and estimate a due date based on your last menstrual period and other measurements.

Upcoming visits won’t include a pelvic exam. They’re a chance for your provider to evaluate your blood pressure and weight. 

They’ll also measure your abdomen and record the baby’s heart rate. You’ll be scheduled for periodic ultrasounds to check on the baby’s development, sex, and health.

Does pregnancy care carry into delivery?

Your pregnancy care includes the creation of a birth plan. Sarasota OB/GYN Associates is with you during delivery, whether you have a vaginal birth, C-section, or vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).

If you’re pregnant, contact Sarasota OB/GYN Associates to arrange your care. Call or book an appointment online today.