Obstetrics Specialist

Women For Women OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Chicago, IL

Expert care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period prepares your child for a healthy life, plus ensures your child-bearing experience goes as smoothly as possible. At Women for Women OBGYN, SC, board-certified OB/GYN Kornelia Krol, MD, supports you through your entire pregnancy and birth process. Women from in and around Chicago can call the office or schedule an appointment online to learn more about the competent, compassionate care available.

Obstetrics Q & A

Why is prenatal care important?

Prenatal care is important to every mom, regardless if this is your first pregnancy or your third. Every pregnancy is different, and the proper health screenings and support during all nine months of your term help keep your baby (and you) healthy. Dr. Krol provides this care, and when she sees you regularly, can spot problems early. She can also coach you on steps you can take regularly to stay as healthy as possible and prevent complications.

How often should I see the doctor during my pregnancy?

If you have a healthy pregnancy, Dr. Krol will give you a schedule of visits that looks something like this:

  • Once each month up to week 28
  • Twice per month for weeks 28-36
  • Weekly for week 36 up until you give birth

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may need more frequent visits.

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is one that has a greater risk of developing complications for the baby or the mother. Sometimes you’re deemed high risk if you have a medical condition, such as diabetes or lupus. You may also need extra care if you’re older than 35. The baby may also develop complications during pregnancy that puts them at greater risk of health issues.

What should I expect at prenatal visits?

At your prenatal visits, your belly is measured, the baby’s heart rate is monitored, your weight and blood pressure are checked, and any questions you have are answered. You also undergo screening tests periodically, including blood and urine tests and ultrasounds. Genetic testing may be recommended, too.

What care is available after the baby is delivered?

Your baby will get care from a pediatrician, but you need the care to ensure you’re healing properly too. If you had any surgery, such as a C-section, your incision will be checked and stitches removed. You can discuss your overall physical and mental health. Dr. Krol will ask about your bowel movements, check for dehydration, and evaluate your overall condition.

Take advantage of the expert obstetrics care provided at Women for Women OBGYN, SC. Call the office or schedule an appointment online.

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