Prenatal Care in Manchester, CT
Offering High-Quality Care for Mothers & Newborns
You can start forming a relationship with your child's pediatrician
even before your little one is born. At Manchester Pediatric Associates,
we offer comprehensive prenatal care services. During your prenatal care
visit, our pediatric team will assess your and your baby's overall
health and well-being. Our team conducts routine testing to evaluate your
baby's development and to identify any possible health complications
that require further testing. We will help you create a plan of care for
yourself and your growing newborn during pregnancy. We also provide pregnancy
and childcare education as well as referrals to pediatric specialists
in Machester if you require their services.
At Manchester Pediatric Associates, we recommend the following prenatal
- One appointment per month during weeks 4 to 28
- One appointment every two weeks during weeks 28 to 36
- One appointment per week from week 36 until delivery
Know When to Call Your Pediatrician
While your prenatal appointments may be scheduled weeks in advance, it
is important to contact the pediatrician between prenatal visits if you
are having health complications. Your body will be going through a lot
of changes during your pregnancy, and while some symptoms may be normal,
others may be a sign of something more serious. Health conditions that
may develop during your pregnancy include the flu, urinary tract infections,
gestational diabetes, and high blood pressure.
What Pains are Normal in Early Pregnancy?
During the first and second trimesters of your pregnancy, you will experience
normal cramping every now and then. This is due to your body preparing
for your growing baby and uterus. Yeast infections and urinary tract infections
are also common during pregnancy, which can also lead to cramps and discomfort.
Mild cramps are a part of your pregnancy and are usually no cause for
concern. However, if you are having pains that are unbearable, you should
call your physician immediately.
You should contact your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- A fever of 100 degrees or more
- Continuous vomiting
- Feelings of dizziness and fainting
- Pain and burning when urinating
- Vaginal bleeding
- Impaired vision, such as blurriness and visual spots
- Continuous headaches
- Cramping in your extremities and chest
- Shortness of breath
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or for any other questions,
please give us a call at (860) 647-8282.