Prenatal Care Specialist

Dearborn Obstetrics & Gynecology PC

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Dearborn, MI

Discovering you’re expecting a baby can be the best news you ever hear, and finding the right OB/GYN to support you through pregnancy is a priority. Peter L. Stevenson, MD, of Dearborn Obstetrics & Gynecology PC, is an experienced and highly qualified OB/GYN who provides outstanding prenatal care to patients in the Dearborn area of Michigan. To schedule a prenatal checkup with Dr. Stevenson, call Dearborn Obstetrics & Gynecology PC today, or book an appointment online.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care centers around looking after the well-being of you and your baby before you give birth. Dr. Stevenson and his team at Dearborn Obstetrics & Gynecology PC provide outstanding prenatal care for their patients, helping expectant parents to plan for the birth and the changes ahead as well as carrying out health checks and monitoring the progress of mother and baby.

What does prenatal care include?

When you find out you’re expecting a baby, you’ll start a series of routine checkups at the clinic. These are an essential component of prenatal care, where your prenatal team can monitor your and your baby’s vital signs. 

They can spot any problems such as raised blood pressure, UTIs (urinary tract infections), or an increase in blood glucose levels that could indicate gestational diabetes.

Dr. Stevenson takes time to go over dietary guidelines, as well as other ways to keep yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy. He can also offer advice on managing stress and discomfort, how to sleep better, and how much exercise makes sense.

If you’re experiencing any of the common problems of pregnancy such as morning sickness or swollen ankles, Dr. Stevenson can help you manage these issues and ensure that they aren’t an indication of any underlying condition.

You also have the opportunity to see ultrasound images of your unborn baby and hear its heartbeat, one of the most moving and exciting times of pregnancy.

Will I need any prenatal tests?

Dr. Stevenson has the expertise and ability to carry out a variety of diagnostic tests, some standard ones, and some that may be appropriate in certain circumstances.

Typical prenatal testing includes:

  • Blood type and Rh factor
  • Anemia
  • STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)
  • Infections such as toxoplasmosis
  • Immunity to rubella and chickenpox
  • Blood sugar

You can also have screening and diagnostic tests for genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis, as well as conditions like Down syndrome, spina bifida, or others.

To ensure the healthiest, happiest pregnancy and the best start for your newborn, entrust your care to Dearborn Obstetrics & Gynecology PC. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online.