Comprehensive prenatal care keeps you and your baby health and sees you through a successful delivery. Women in Randolph, New Jersey, can trust expert OB/GYN, Andrei Buna, MD, to offer pregnancy support for both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. If you’re pregnant and need care or are planning to get pregnant in the near future, call his office or book an appointment online.
Proper prenatal care helps maintain your health and the health of your baby. Women who don’t get prenatal care are more likely to give birth to a baby with a low birth weight and are far more likely to have complications during pregnancy or delivery compared to women who do get proper care.
When Dr. Buna establishes a relationship with you at the beginning of your pregnancy, or even before you’re pregnant, he can spot any problems early on and offer effective treatment.
Plan for regular visits to see Dr. Buna during your pregnancy, depending on the stage of the baby’s development. In weeks 4-28, plan on a visit approximately once per month. In weeks 28-36, you’ll come in twice a month., and from week 36 to birth, you’ll see him every week. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may have more frequent visits.
At each visit, Dr. Buna checks your blood pressure and evaluates your weight gain to ensure it’s in a healthy range. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, you may undergo blood tests, urine tests, ultrasounds, measurements of your abdomen, and evaluations of the baby’s heart rate.
Dr. Buna also gives advice about prenatal vitamins, lifestyle habits, and dietary practices to help keep you and your baby healthy during your pregnancy.
If you need extra care during your pregnancy and delivery for certain reasons, you may be deemed a “high-risk” case. You may need the extra care due to a health problem, such as diabetes, or if you develop gestational diabetes or high blood pressure during your pregnancy. If you’re older than 35, you’re also considered to be at a higher risk.
Exactly how Dr. Buna handles your prenatal care depends on the reason for your high-risk designation and how your pregnancy progresses. Most likely, you’ll require more frequent prenatal visits and closer monitoring throughout your pregnancy and delivery, and you may require extras tests somewhere along the way.
When it comes time for delivery, Dr. Buna can determine if a vaginal birth or C-section is best for you and your baby.
A VBAC stands for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean. More than 90% of women who have had a C-section are candidates for a vaginal birth with their next child. Dr. Buna can help you determine if this option is open to you and can oversee the delivery.
For expert pregnancy care, call Dr. Buna’s office or book an appointment online.