Obstetrics is the field of study concentrated on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. As a medical specialty, obstetrics is combined with gynecology under the discipline known as obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN).
At Women’s Healthcare Associates of Redding, we provide comprehensive obstetrics care from preconception to postpartum. Our staff is fully trained and experienced to help patients through each step of their pregnancy by providing the utmost quality of care and addressing any of your concerns along the way. Our facilities are also fully equipped with the most advanced equipment to help make your pregnancy as simple and efficient as we can.
We understand the importance of this time of your life, and strive to make the experience as comfortable and rewarding as possible. We invite women and their partners to make an appointment with one of our doctors if they are thinking about becoming pregnant, to discuss any preparations you can take, and to also determine if there are any potential risks involved with your medical, sexual and family history. We also provide instructions on prenatal care at this time and discuss the options available if fertility is an issue.
During your pregnancy, we recommend seeing your doctor once a month up until the 28th week of pregnancy. After that, the appointments become more frequent as the pregnancy progresses, with weekly visits recommended after 36 weeks. We will perform the necessary blood tests, ultrasounds and other tests with you at the designated times throughout your pregnancy in order to ensure the healthy development of your baby.
We are proud to offer the latest imaging technology to help patients actually see the progress of their baby through 3D and 4D images. 3D and 4D ultrasounds are obtained in the same way as traditional ultrasound images, but allow patients to see detailed images of their child’s facial structures and determine their gender. You can also view your child’s movement in real time with 4D images.
We also offer postpartum care for women to help manage their new lifestyle and maintain their health along the way. We are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your new baby and can continue to see you regularly after childbirth.
We offer a wide range of obstetric services for pregnant women or those looking to become pregnant.
Some of these services include:
- Deliveries (Vaginal and Cesarean)
- Fetal Testing
- High-Risk Pregnancy
- Miscarriage Management
- Postpartum Care and Breastfeeding Support
- Prenatal Care
- Preterm Labor
- Ultrasound (3D/4D)