Prenatal Care Specialist

James A. Watson, MD -  - OBGYN

James A. Watson, MD

OBGYN located in Gilroy, CA

Quality prenatal care is the key to a healthy pregnancy for you and your unborn baby. Board-certified OB/GYN James A. Watson, MD, and his experienced team in Gilroy, California, offer years of experience caring for women before, during, and after pregnancy. To receive prenatal care from a provider you can trust, schedule an appointment with Dr. Watson over the phone or online today.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is health care you receive while you’re pregnant. Your appointments include prenatal testing and routine checkups that keep you and your baby healthy. Prenatal care appointments help Dr. Watson and his team detect medical problems early before serious complications occur.

Which prenatal care services are available?

Dr. Watson and his team offer top-quality, personalized care during each and every appointment. Prenatal care services available include:

  • In-house, high-resolution ultrasonography
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Multiple pregnancy care
  • First trimester screening
  • Pregnancy care with hypertension or diabetes
  • Delivery
  • Basic infertility treatment

Dr. Watson uses the latest advances in obstetrics technology and procedures to ensure you receive the highest-quality care possible.

What happens during prenatal care?

During your first prenatal visit with Dr. Watson, he reviews your medical history, including prior pregnancies, surgeries, and diseases. He asks about your family history and checks your height, weight, blood pressure, and other vital signs. 

Dr. Watson completes a comprehensive physical examination, including a pelvic exam and Pap test to screen for signs of cervical cancer. He uses blood and urine tests to screen for diseases and other health problems, calculates your due date, and answers questions you may have about your pregnancy.

Subsequent prenatal appointments are often shorter than your first appointment. Dr. Watson checks your blood pressure and weight, evaluates your overall health, measures your abdomen and the baby’s growth, and evaluates your baby’s heart rate. Some appointments include additional bloodwork, ultrasound, or prenatal testing.

How often should I schedule prenatal appointments?

Because every woman is different, Dr. Watson and his team let you know how often to schedule prenatal care visits. As a rule, you see Dr. Watson:

  • Once monthly during weeks 4-28
  • Twice monthly during weeks 28-36
  • Weekly during weeks 36-birth

If your pregnancy is high risk or you’re over age 35, you might have to see Dr. Watson more frequently.

Give you and your baby the best chance of sustaining a healthy pregnancy. Schedule a prenatal care appointment at the office of James A. Watson, MD, over the phone or online today.