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Pregnancy services offerred in Phoenix, AZ

Pregnancy is a time of great excitement and anticipation, but it can also be stressful for expectant mothers. Women in and around Phoenix, Arizona, rely on Giuseppe Ramunno, MD, and the team at Bethany Women’s Healthcare for top-quality pregnancy care that is unrushed and highly personalized. Booking an initial visit takes just moments online or over the phone.

Pregnancy Q & A

When is the right time to begin pregnancy care?

Ideally, the best time to come in for pregnancy care is before you become pregnant. These early visits allow your practitioner to work with you to ensure your body is ready for the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth. You’ll explore topics like nutrition, exercise, and how to make lifestyle modifications to support a healthy pregnancy. 

Most women begin pregnancy care shortly after they learn they’re expecting. During your initial visit, you’ll learn the timing of subsequent office visits and tips on how to ensure you and your baby receive the nutrients and support needed to thrive.

Why is prenatal care so important?

Pregnancy care, or prenatal care, is essential for a healthy and happy pregnancy. These visits include screening to check your baby’s development and advanced testing to look for signs of genetic abnormalities and other potential problems. 

Your health is also carefully tracked during prenatal visits. Pregnancy places a significant strain on the body, and your doctor monitors you closely to determine if you need additional support. 

Prenatal visits also offer the chance to work closely with your obstetrician to address any concerns you have about pregnancy or childbirth. Each woman has a unique experience with pregnancy, and even if you are already a mother, this pregnancy will be different. Having a trusted obstetrician to rely upon can make managing the process easier. 

What kinds of topics can I discuss during prenatal care visits?

One of the biggest benefits of partnering with an excellent obstetrician for prenatal care is the ability to get scientifically-backed advice personalized to your specific circumstances. No topic is off-limits, and you’re encouraged to be open and candid with your doctor. 

Some of the topics you might wish to discuss during prenatal visits include:

  • Nutrition
  • Safe exercise during pregnancy
  • Sexual health during pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Morning sickness
  • Medication management
  • Travel during pregnancy

Your obstetrician is a valuable resource for pregnancy information. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and express concerns as they arise. 

Online scheduling is a great option when you’re ready to book your first pregnancy care exam. You’re also welcome to call and speak with an administrative staff member regarding appointment availability.