Obstetrics

Swor Women's Care

Gynecology & Obstetrics located in Sarasota, FL

If you’re looking for an obstetrician, congratulations on your pregnancy. At Swor Women’s Care in Sarasota, Florida, you can count on patient-focused, compassionate, expert care from the team of experienced providers. Whether this is your first baby or you’ve had multiple pregnancies, the team at Swor Women’s Care is committed to helping you have a healthy, happy pregnancy. Call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.

Obstetrics Q & A

Swor Women's Care

Why do I need an obstetrician?

Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life and having an attentive medical expert who specializes in women’s health, pregnancy, and labor and delivery can help you feel confident and secure.

In addition to growing a whole new human being in just 40 weeks, your body goes through significant changes to accommodate new life. An obstetrician monitors your health as well as the development of your baby, helping you both stay healthy throughout your gestation.

How often should I have obstetrics appointments?

You have regular checkups throughout your pregnancy. Usually, you have appointments once a month for the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy. You have bi-weekly appointments between weeks 28-36 and then weekly visits until your baby is born.

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may have more frequent appointments. Your pregnancy may be considered high-risk if you are over the age of 35 or if you have a health condition like high blood pressure that could cause complications.

What should I expect at my prenatal appointments?

During your prenatal appointments, your provider checks your weight and blood pressure. Once you start to show, they measure your bump to estimate the growth of your baby.

You can ask questions about any changes or symptoms you’ve noticed or ask for advice on how to best take care of yourself. Your provider can also give you information on what to expect during the next few weeks of pregnancy.

At certain points during your pregnancy, you have ultrasounds and other tests to check on your health and the health of your baby. For example, during your second trimester, you have an appointment to check for signs of gestational diabetes. You may also have screenings to check for abnormalities or other health issues.

If any of your tests reveal something concerning, you can count on the team at Swor Women’s Care to provide expert care and services to protect your health and the health of your baby.

What should I do when my labor starts?

When you start to have contractions, they’re usually mild and there’s plenty of time between them. Pay attention to how often you have the contractions and how long they last. When your contractions are 5 minutes apart, call Swor Women’s Care and arrange to meet your obstetrician at the hospital to prepare for your delivery.

Call Swor Women’s Care or make an appointment online if you’re looking for experienced obstetricians who provide compassionate, patient-focused care.