OB/GYN Specialist & Robotic Surgery Specialists located in Las Vegas, NV

Pregnancy services offered in Las Vegas, NV

Pregnancy is an exciting time, but it can also be incredibly stressful. Partnering with a caring and compassionate specialists like Christina Nguyen, MD, and Marvin Najjar, MD, of WHASN West Valley in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a great way to receive the guidance and support needed as you move through the phases of pregnancy. Book your visit online at your earliest convenience, or call to check appointment availability. 

Why is prenatal care such an important part of pregnancy?

Prenatal care involves working with a women’s health specialist to ensure you have all the support and guidance you need as you prepare for motherhood. Many services fall under the umbrella of prenatal care, including health assessments for you and your baby. 

Working with a specialist for prenatal care reduces the risk of complications during pregnancy. It also provides the necessary screenings to check for genetic or developmental problems as your baby grows and develops. 

Your prenatal care visits also allow you to ask questions and receive guidance on any aspect of pregnancy care. 

What happens during prenatal care visits?

The initial portion of your visits focuses on gathering information about your overall health. Expect quick checks of your height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. Measuring your abdomen is also part of every prenatal care visit. 

Blood testing is also part of the process, but you won’t need to have blood drawn during every prenatal visit. WHASN West Valley has an on-site lab and phlebotomy services, so you won’t need to travel across town to have your blood testing done. 

Various tests are used to learn more about your health and the health of your developing baby. Testing for gestational diabetes, anemia, infections, and blood type is routine. There are also tests to check for genetic disorders and chromosomal disorders. 

How can I take the best care of myself during pregnancy?

The choices you make throughout your pregnancy significantly impact how you feel and function as you move closer to your due date. Meeting your nutritional needs is one of the most important things you can do to have a healthy and happy pregnancy. 

You’re not just striving to meet your own nutritional needs but also those of your baby. Choosing a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats is essential. Most women also benefit from taking prenatal vitamins throughout their pregnancy. 

Getting the right amount of low-impact exercise is also important. Research shows that women who exercise throughout their pregnancies have an easier time during labor and delivery and  bounce back more quickly after giving birth. 

If you’d like additional information on how to have a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy, call WHASN West Valley to book a face-to-face visit. Online scheduling is also available.