For all your prenatal care needs, Casa de Salud is here to help. At the practice, Los Angeles patients can receive their necessary exams and testing throughout their pregnancies. Patients can visit locations on East Washington Boulevard and South Vermont Avenue.
Prenatal care is healthcare provided for pregnant women. If you are pregnant, or think you could be, call the doctor to schedule an exam. The doctor will schedule many exams throughout your pregnancy.
Prenatal care assists in keeping you and your child healthy. Babies of mothers who do NOT receive prenatal exams are three times more likely be born with a low birth weight, and five times more likely to die, than those who do. The physician can identify health issues early when mothers have regular exams. Doctors can also discuss what the mother can do to provide their unborn child with a healthy start.
The doctor will provide you with a schedule of all exams you will need. Most experts recommend that women see the doctor:
If women are older than 35 or have a high risk pregnancy, they will most likely need to see the doctor more frequently.
During the first prenatal exam, expect the doctor to:
During the initial exam, you should ask questions about any issues or concerns related to the pregnancy. Later prenatal exams are usually shorter. The doctor will assess your health and make sure the baby is developing properly. Most prenatal exams will now include:
While you are pregnant, you will continue to have routine tests such as blood tests to check for anemia, blood type tests, HIV testing, etc. Depending on your age, personal and family health history, ethnic background. Depending on the results from stated tests, other testings may be performed.
Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please call the office with any questions.
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