North Atlanta Ob/Gyn
North Atlanta Ob/Gyn Board Certified Obstetrics, Gynecologists, Urogynecologist, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapists located in Atlanta / Sandy Springs / Northside, GA, Alpharetta / Avalon, GA, and Marietta / East Cobb, GA
Finding an obstetrician you trust is an essential part of any modern pregnancy and birth plan. At North Atlanta Ob/Gyn in Alpharetta, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia, the board-certified obstetrics team provides services like ultrasound imaging, genetic testing, vaginal delivery, cesarean delivery, and in certain instances, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). They also offer high-risk obstetrics care for pregnancy with multiples or health conditions affecting you or your baby. For trustworthy, expert obstetrics care, call North Atlanta Ob/Gyn or book an appointment online today.
Obstetrics Q & A
What is obstetrics?
Obstetrics is a medical specialty closely linked to gynecology. However, the two aren’t the same. Obstetrics specifically focuses on your health and your baby’s health from the time of conception, throughout your pregnancy, to the time you give birth and shortly after.
Your board-certified obstetrician at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn can provide treatments and services, including surgery, to make your pregnancy as smooth as possible. They also provide high-risk obstetric care if you or your baby have health complications that could compromise the health of the pregnancy.
Your obstetrician can help you create a birth plan that makes you feel confident and safe. If any unforeseen complications occur during your pregnancy, they can provide necessary testing and treatment to get the pregnancy back on track.
What is high-risk obstetrics care?
High-risk obstetrics care is necessary when a condition or unusual circumstance puts the pregnancy at risk. The North Atlanta Ob/Gyn team provides expert high-risk obstetrics care for pregnancies affected by the following circumstances and more:
Getting pregnant with twins, triplets, or even more babies is exciting, but it can come with many risks that don’t apply to single births. You’re more likely to develop a condition called preeclampsia or to go into early labor.
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, usually doesn’t come with symptoms. You may have hypertension prior to getting pregnant and some people might not realize they have hypertension until they start visiting a doctor for their pregnancy. Or you may develop gestational hypertension while pregnant, typically diagnosed after 20 weeks or closer to delivery. Gestational hypertension typically resolves itself after delivery. Your obstetrics provider monitors you closely throughout the pregnancy and will recommend necessary treatments to help ensure you and your baby are healthy during the duration of your pregnancy.
Diabetes can occur before your pregnancy, or you might develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. The high levels of blood sugar resulting from diabetes can put your baby’s health at risk, so your obstetrician needs to monitor your baby’s health closely. They can also help you manage your diabetes with nutritional counseling and medications.
If you have a thyroid disorder, you may be at a higher risk for pregnancy complications like miscarriage and fetal growth restriction. Your obstetrics specialist provides personalized treatment and monitoring for you and your baby.
Which obstetrics services might I receive?
North Atlanta Ob/Gyn offers many obstetrics services to make your experience with pregnancy and childbirth as safe and comfortable as possible. The team offers these procedures and services at all three offices:
- Ultrasound imaging for fetal dating, growth, anomalies, and well-being
- Non-stress tests for fetal well-being
- Screening tests for chromosomal anomalies and genetic disorders
- RhoGAM shot to protect your future fertility if you’re Rh-negative
- Cervical cerclage
- Vaginal delivery
- Cesarean section (C-section) delivery
- Vaginal delivery after Cesarean (VBAC)
The board certified obstetricians at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn will answer all of your questions and address your specific requests regarding your childbirth.
Book your first obstetrics visit by phone or online at North Atlanta Ob/Gyn today.