North Scottsdale Women's Health
OBGYNs located in Scottsdale, AZ
Throughout your pregnancy, you need a supportive and experienced physician to guide you through each stage of your baby’s development. At North Scottsdale Women’s Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team of physicians offers comprehensive prenatal care throughout the nine months and beyond; you receive the individualized care you and your baby deserve. To schedule a prenatal appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office today.
Obstetrics Q & A
Which obstetrics services are available?
The obstetrics staff at North Scottsdale Women’s Health offers a variety of prenatal services, including prenatal education, genetic screenings, and in-office 3D and 4D ultrasounds. Your doctor works with you every step of the way — from pregnancy confirmation to delivery — to ensure the health of you and your baby.
Your doctor at North Scottsdale Women’s Health strives to understand you during each appointment and addresses your concerns and questions. Whether you’re an experienced mother or a first-time mom, the compassionate staff is here to help guide you through your pregnancy and is fully prepared to handle any related complications.
What is prenatal education?
Staying informed is a big part of a healthy pregnancy. North Scottsdale Women’s Health provides critical educational resources regarding:
- Healthy eating
- Pregnancy fitness
- Prenatal supplements
- Breathing techniques
Emotional preparation for labor and delivery is also a part of the available resources to help you enjoy a relatively smooth and memorable birth experience.
Why do I need genetic testing?
Your doctor at North Scottsdale Women’s Health may recommend genetic testing to identify potential genetic disorders in the fetus. Genetic disorders are the result of changes in chromosomes or genes and include conditions like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, and Tay-Sachs disease.
Prenatal genetic screenings require a sample of blood or a tissue swab from inside your cheek. Your doctor may also request an amniocentesis or an ultrasound exam to detect signs of genetic abnormalities.
What’s the difference between 3D and 4D ultrasounds?
Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your baby from inside the womb. An ultrasound captures images in real-time and provides your doctor with a closer look at your baby’s development and functionality of the organs. Ultrasounds are also useful in detecting potential medical issues in the fetus and identifying the gender of your baby.
In 3D ultrasounds, you can expect to see some facial features of your baby, as well as their fingers and toes, giving you a life-like view of your baby.
With 4D ultrasounds, the captured images are in motion, allowing you to see your baby in live action form in real-time.
To schedule a prenatal appointment, call the office or book online.