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Obstetrics Specialist

Arizona Women's Specialists -  - OBGYN

Arizona Women's Specialists

OBGYNs located in Phoenix, AZ & Glendale, AZ

Are you pregnant or trying to get pregnant? Then you need obstetrics care to manage your health before, during, and after your pregnancy. Hetal Shah, MD, Luminita Iacob, PA-C, and Julie Denton, FNP-C, at Arizona Women's Specialists provide comprehensive obstetrics care at offices in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona. Call or schedule your obstetrics appointment online today.

Obstetrics Q&A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is an area of medicine devoted to the care of women before, during, and after pregnancy. Arizona Women's Specialists is a full-service OB/GYN practice that provides obstetrics care.

Though gynecology and obstetrics care manage women’s reproductive health, obstetrics completely focuses on pregnancy, including the delivery of your baby.

Arizona Women's Specialists delivers babies at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale.  

When do I need obstetrics?

The Arizona Women's Specialists team can help determine when you need obstetrics care. In general, obstetrics manages your preconception, prenatal, and postpartum care.

Preconception care

If you’re trying to get pregnant or planning on trying within the next year or so, you need to schedule a preconception care appointment at Arizona Women's Specialists. 

During this appointment, the team performs a comprehensive exam to assess your overall health and well-being. They also run tests, screening for conditions that may affect your pregnancy. 

The team also talks to you about what you can do now to ensure your pregnancy gets off to a healthy start, such as taking a prenatal vitamin and smoking cessation.

Prenatal care

Once you’re pregnant, you start prenatal care. Early and regular prenatal visits with the team at Arizona Women's Specialists ensures you and your baby stay healthy throughout your nine months of pregnancy.

You undergo many tests during prenatal care, including ultrasound tests. Arizona Women's Specialists has the most advanced ultrasound machine available, allowing the highly skilled ultrasound technicians to send images of your baby to your phone through text messaging. 

The team also talks to you about your birth plan and delivery options. 

Postpartum care

After you deliver your baby, your obstetrics care continues with postpartum care. These appointments monitor your physical and emotional well-being as you adjust to life with a new baby. 

What conditions benefit from obstetrics?

Many health professions have the ability to manage your pregnancy. However, obstetricians have advanced training so they can handle all types of pregnancies, including normal and high-risk pregnancies.

Health conditions that benefit from obstetrics care at Arizona Women's Specialists include:

  • Personal history of medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Carrying two or more babies
  • History of pregnancy-related complications
  • Placenta previa (low lying placenta)
  • Younger or older maternal age
  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes

The obstetrics team also ensures you safely deliver your baby, whether you’re having a vaginal delivery or need a cesarean section. 

Obstetrics specializes in pregnancy care. For patient-centered care throughout your pregnancy, call Arizona Women's Specialists or schedule an appointment online today.