Prenatal Care & Delivery

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Marietta and Powder Springs, GA

Prenatal Care & Delivery

About Prenatal Care & Delivery

The Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team provides outstanding prenatal care and delivery services, including cesarean deliveries (C-sections), to women in Marietta and Powder Springs, Georgia. Each pregnancy and delivery is unique, and the Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team personalizes your care every step of the way. Book your appointment today online or call the office to get in touch with the friendly staff.

Prenatal Care & Delivery Q&A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care works to ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Standard prenatal care includes physical exams, weight checks, tests as needed, and a chance to discuss questions with a trusted provider.

The Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team offers complete prenatal services, including checkups, ultrasounds, and genetic screening. Whether your pregnancy is complication-free or considered high-risk, the Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team combines top-notch medical care and sensitivity to support you.

How can prenatal care and cesarean delivery protect my health?

Prenatal care helps prevent complications that can arise during your pregnancy or as you give birth. In addition to traditional vaginal deliveries, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates supports birthing alternatives like cesarean (C-section) and Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) deliveries.

A provider could recommend a cesarean delivery for many reasons, including:

  • The baby isn’t able to progress through the cervix for delivery
  • The health of the mother or child is at risk
  • The infant is out of position or too large for a safe delivery

With the personalized, comprehensive care at Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, you can make the most informed decisions throughout your pregnancy.

What should I expect during prenatal care and cesarean delivery?

The experienced Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team performs C-sections in a state-of-the-art birthing center with access to skilled practitioners and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

You’ll usually be awake with regional anesthesia during a C-section. Your provider makes an incision in your abdomen to safely deliver your baby, cuts the umbilical cord, removes the placenta, and then stitches the area closed. They apply a sterile bandage to help you heal.

How do I safeguard my recovery after a cesarean delivery?

The Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team will provide detailed instructions on safe recovery after your delivery. After a few hours in a recovery area, you’ll move to a hospital room. When your provider gives the OK (usually after a day or two), you can go home with your baby.

Expect to prioritize rest and healthy movement (nothing too strenuous). Over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers can ease lingering discomfort. But follow your provider’s recommendations, particularly if you’re breastfeeding.

The Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates team is committed to providing you with the smoothest possible prenatal and delivery process to protect your and your child’s health. To learn more about prenatal care and cesarean delivery, call the office today or book an appointment online.