If you recently took a pregnancy test and the results were positive, you probably have a lot on your mind. The next step for many expectant mothers is to make a doctor’s appointment to make sure that they receive the care necessary to deliver a health child.
Prenatal care, usually referred to as care you receive while pregnant, should begin as soon as possible and certainly within the first 3 months. Prenatal care is one of the most significant ways to lower your risk of experiencing difficulties during pregnancy. Greater Family Health understands the importance of providing accessible and affordable prenatal care services to all expectant mothers.
We are proud to offer quality prenatal care services via our Physicians to help ensure that all pregnancies are healthy. Prenatal care services are provided in our Health Centers in Elgin, McHenry, Palatine, Streamwood, and Wheeling.
What is Prenatal Care?
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, prenatal care visits to a health care provider can help prevent complications during pregnancy and inform women about necessary steps they can take to protect their infant and ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Why is this important?
With regular prenatal care, women can reduce the risk of pregnancy complications, reduce the child’s risk for complications, and help ensure their medications are safe
What happens during a prenatal care visit?
Prenatal visits may include a physical examination, a discussion of your medical history, a measurement of your baby’s growth, a heartbeat check, a blood pressure check, and a weight check, depending on where you are in your pregnancy. Prenatal appointments are a great opportunity for you to ask your provider any questions regarding your child’s development.
What are additional services Greater Family Health offers to expectant mothers?
- Free Pregnancy Testing
- Care for High-Risk Pregnancies
- Prenatal Exams and Pregnancy Care
- In-Hospital Labor and Delivery
- Fetal Non-Stress Tests
- Childbirth Classes
If you or someone you know needs these services, please call 844.599.3700 to start your pregnancy journey with us.