Pregnancy is one of the most exciting seasons of life, but without support, guidance, and care, it can be overwhelming, which is why you need providers who can walk alongside you and ensure you receive the patient-centered care you need as you move toward welcoming a new baby into your world. At InVogue Total Women’s Healthcare in El Paso, TX, we provide patient-centered pregnancy care for women to ensure they have everything they need during their pregnancies.
What Is Pregnancy Care?
Our pregnancy care services can meet the needs of women before, during, and after their pregnancies. Our services include high-risk OB care, ultrasounds, breastfeeding coaching, lactation advice, c-sections, preterm labor care, and the VBAC procedure. Pregnancy care will look different for each woman because each pregnancy is unique.
Lifestyle factors, preferences, age, medical conditions, and other factors can all determine the type of care a woman needs throughout her pregnancy. Regardless of what services or care you need, our goal remains the same: to provide each woman with the attention and quality care she deserves no matter what she faces during her pregnancy journey.
High-Risk OB Services
A high-risk pregnancy is one that has an increased risk of complications, and while it’s completely possible for women with high-risk pregnancies to experience a normal and healthy delivery, this category requires specialized care throughout the duration of pregnancy. We offer high-risk OB services to meet the needs of women whose pregnancy has been deemed high-risk.
While this label may initially induce stress and anxiety, we can help you feel confident throughout this process and provide you with the care and attention you need to ensure that you and your baby remain safe throughout this pregnancy.
What Qualifies as a High-Risk Pregnancy?
Different factors can contribute to why a pregnancy may be labeled high-risk, including the age of the mother, medical conditions, and lifestyle factors. If your pregnancy qualifies as a high-risk one, a high-risk OB can work with you throughout those nine months to provide you with the counseling, checkups, testing, and medication you need. Some of the most common conditions that contribute to a high-risk pregnancy include but are not limited to the following:
- Increased risk of preterm labor
- Gestational diabetes
- Geriatric pregnancy
- Certain medical conditions
Ultrasounds allow you to see your baby before birth, but they also do more than that. Ultrasounds can determine the gestational age, size, and length of the baby, the due date, and they also provide a tangible way to monitor the baby to track normal development. They can also identify issues that may require additional treatment during your pregnancy.
We provide ultrasounds to meet the needs of pregnant women at all stages of pregnancy and can give you more details about how this advanced imaging technology works and what you can expect from your treatment experience.
Breastfeeding can be intimidating for first-time moms, but even those who have experienced one or more pregnancies can struggle with proper breastfeeding techniques. For that reason, we offer breastfeeding coaching to make this experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. With the right coaching, support, and resources, you can enjoy this bonding experience with your baby.
Without targeted coaching, breastfeeding can be difficult, which is why many women who initially want to breastfeed try but soon after give up because of discomfort, stress, and a lack of understanding of proper technique. Our goal is to help women who choose to breastfeed do so effectively and efficiently and help them enjoy the process, not dread it.
What To Expect
A breastfeeding coach can give you more information about helpful breastfeeding tools to improve and enhance this experience, including but not limited to a breastfeeding pillow, different breastfeeding products, and other tools or resources that can help meet your unique needs during this time.
You’ll learn about proper positioning, how to recognize your baby’s behaviors during nursing, what those behaviors mean, proper latching technique, how and when to pump, and how to know when there’s a problem.
We also offer lactation advice alongside our breastfeeding coaching services. A lactation specialist can work with women at any point during the breastfeeding process.
A lactation specialist can evaluate your milk supply and direct you toward the best ways to increase or maintain adequate milk supply. Stress, diet, and other factors can all affect your supply, but when you have a lactation expert who can provide you with specific advice based on your body and your baby, you can ensure the best results.
A c-section is a surgical procedure designed to deliver a baby to avoid a vaginal delivery. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen and uterus to remove the baby. It’s often scheduled to protect the health of the mother and baby when a vaginal delivery would pose too much risk.
If you need to undergo a c-section for whatever reason, we can help prepare you for the procedure.
We’ll give you details about the recovery and what to expect so that you’re fully informed going into this process and know exactly what to expect. While a c-section does lengthen recovery after delivery, when you have the right resources and a proper understanding of what’s required for the healing process, you’ll know what to expect, what your limitations will be, where you’ll need extra help during your recovery and as a result, can plan accordingly.
Our pregnancy care services include preterm labor treatment. Preterm labor occurs when a pregnant woman begins to experience labor symptoms before the 37th week of pregnancy. There are certain factors that can increase the risk of preterm labor, including a pregnancy with multiples, a previous preterm birth, or medical conditions that have affected the uterus or cervix.
If you’re at risk for preterm labor, we’ll work with you to determine the best plan to ensure you experience the healthiest and safest pregnancy possible and provide the steps to mitigate your risk of preterm labor. Once we learn more about your medical background and current pregnancy, we can help you walk through this process and provide the necessary services to help ensure your and your baby’s health.
The VBAC procedure refers to a vaginal delivery after undergoing a previous c-section. We offer the VBAC procedure for women who have delivered a baby via c-section and want their next birth to be a vaginal one.
If you’re interested in the VBAC procedure, we can meet with you to learn more about your medical history, past c-section experience, current health, and pregnancy and confirm that you’re a good candidate. We’ll give you more details about what to expect and how to prepare, and we’ll ensure you’re fully prepared and informed about the VBAC Procedure.
Invest in High-Quality Pregnancy Care
If you’re looking for providers you can trust throughout your pregnancy journey, no matter what you face, you can end your search with InVogue Total Women’s Healthcare. We’ll walk alongside you during this nine-month journey, provide you with the patient-centered pregnancy care you deserve, and ensure you have exactly what you need at every stage. When you feel confident in your pregnancy care, you can enjoy your pregnancy experience and the miracle to come.