Prenatal Visits in Reston, VA
Embark on your journey to parenthood with Perfectly Female! Our dedicated providers are committed to supporting you every step of the way through the entire pregnancy process. Whether you’re navigating fertility struggles, seeking high-risk pregnancy care, or looking for guidance on breastfeeding and other essential newborn needs, we’re here for you.
Ensure the well-being of both you and your baby with regular prenatal visits led by our experienced obstetricians. The frequency of these visits is tailored to your specific needs, considering your stage of pregnancy and any health concerns that may require extra attention. Trust Perfectly Female to be your partner in creating a healthy and joyful pregnancy experience. To schedule your prenatal care at our OBGYN office in Reston, VA, please call (703) 796-0200 or request an appointment online.
When To Begin Prenatal Visits with Perfectly Female
A patient’s first prenatal visit should be scheduled as soon as she thinks she may be pregnant. As the pregnancy progresses, prenatal appointments will occur more regularly and may include testing to check the health of the baby or address any significant symptoms the mother may experience.
A typical schedule for prenatal checkups is:
- Between Weeks 4-28 patients will have an appointment once a month.
- Between Weeks 28-36 patients will start having appointments twice a month.
- After week 36 patients will have weekly appointments.
If a pregnancy is regarded as being high-risk, which is often based on various factors like the patient’s age, weight, and known health conditions, Dr. Evelyn Felluca may recommend more frequent prenatal visits to closely monitor the pregnancy. This ensures that any potential complications are detected as soon as possible, and therefore may be appropriately treated much more quickly.
What to Expect During a Prenatal Visit
A prenatal checkup at Perfectly Female typically includes several standard processes and tests to obtain insights about the mother’s health and that of the developing fetus. During this time, Dr. Evelyn Felluca may:
- Obtain a urine sample
- Review the patient’s medical history
- Check blood pressure, weight, and height
- Discuss the patient’s stress levels and lifestyle habits
- Perform blood tests
- Check the fetal heart rate
- Feel and measure the patient’s abdomen
- Complete a fetal ultrasound
- Answer any questions or concerns the patient has
Other tests may be done as a way to proactively identify any early signs of health problems affecting the mother and/or child that can include infection, birth defects, gestational diabetes, or fetal distress.
Schedule Your Prenatal Visit in Reston, Virginia Today
If you are planning on becoming pregnant or have had a positive pregnancy test, contact Perfectly Female to schedule your first prenatal appointment and start your pregnancy journey. To schedule your prenatal care at our OBGYN office in Reston, VA, please call (703) 796-0200 or request an appointment through our secure online form.