Pregnancy And Prenatal Care Specialist

Women to Women OB GYN Care

Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Hollywood, FL

Whether it’s your first pregnancy, your last, or somewhere in between, bringing a new life into the world is an exciting and nerve-wracking journey. To help you get through your pregnancy as smoothly as possible, Dr. Shrusan Gray and Dr. Svetlana Maslyak of Women to Women OB GYN Care in Hollywood, Florida, offer comprehensive pregnancy and prenatal care through the Memorial Healthcare System, a world-renowned hospital system in South Florida. They welcome all members of the community, including patients visiting from outside the United States. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Pregnancy and Prenatal Care Q & A

Women to Women OB GYN Care

Why do I need prenatal care?

Not that scare tactics are a good way to motivate you to seek prenatal care, but the fact is that babies of mothers who don’t seek prenatal care are three times more likely to have low birth weights than babies whose mothers received prenatal care.

The reason for this is good prenatal care is designed to make sure that you and your baby meet important milestones during the pregnancy and, if there’s a problem, your obstetrician can step in and quickly resolve it before the issue becomes something larger. The expert vigilance that Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak provide is for the benefit of both you and your baby, and your successful pregnancy and delivery is their primary goal.

From nutritional counseling to managing existing medical conditions, your obstetrician ensures that all your medical bases are covered, allowing you to prepare for your new arrival.

How often should I see my doctor during pregnancy?

If you have a normal pregnancy, which means you don’t fall into a high-risk group, a typical prenatal schedule should follow this timeline:

  • A visit every four weeks between weeks 4-28
  • A visit every two weeks from weeks 28-36
  • Weekly visits after week 36

Every pregnancy is different, and there are times when you may need some extra care. Dr. Gray and Dr. Maslyak make themselves available any time you have a question or concern.

What happens during my prenatal visits?

Your first prenatal visit is arguably one of the more important visits. When you see Dr. Gray or Dr. Maslyak, they establish a baseline of your health by taking your measurements, your vital statistics, and reviewing your medical history.

Once they’ve recorded the information and have a clear idea of your current and past health, they provide you with valuable counsel to help you in your pregnancy. From supplements you can take to lifestyle adjustments, this information is designed to help your journey go as smoothly as possible.

During your subsequent visits, your doctor at Women to Women OB GYN Care monitors you and your baby very closely and ensures that everything is on track. At some point in the middle of your pregnancy, your obstetrician performs an ultrasound to check your baby’s development. This imaging can also reveal the sex of your baby, should you choose to know in advance.

To get started on your prenatal care, call Women to Women OB GYN Care or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.