When you come to One Community Health, you will find compassionate support as you navigate the unique health needs you face as a woman. Our team-based approach values you as a partner in your own care. We’ll work together to find individualized solutions to complex health issues from pregnancy to menopause, and beyond. If you are looking for a highly-trained, caring OB-GYN in Sacramento, give us a call, or search our providers.
When you visit one of our health centers, we want you to feel comfortable and to be a partner in your care.
Our team of medical specialists—including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, psychiatrists, behavioral health therapists, substance abuse counselors, clinical pharmacists, and nutritionists—want to help you make life choices that will lead to your improved health. We offer a full range of services to meet all your healthcare needs.
OB-GYN in Sacramento
Our highly trained team of obstetricians in Sacramento treats every expecting mom with personally-tailored care. Whether you are facing a normal or high-risk pregnancy, our primary goal is to keep both you and your baby healthy throughout the entire journey to parenthood. This includes prenatal to postpartum care.
Prenatal care refers to the healthcare you receive throughout your pregnancy—this is vital to the health of both you and your baby. This is a valuable time for us to get to know you and learn more about what’s important to you when it comes to carrying and delivering a healthy baby. We will partner with you to ensure you receive the care that is right for you based on your individual needs and desires.
During your first prenatal visit, your doctor will do a full physical exam, pelvic exam, Pap smear, blood tests, urine tests and calculate your due date. Your doctor will also ask questions about your medical history, lifestyle, diet, general health and environmental factors that could affect the pregnancy. In following prenatal visits, we will look at the baby’s heart rate, check your blood pressure and weight, and measure your abdomen to assess the baby’s growth.
Here is a typical schedule of prenatal appointments you that will most likely follow:
- Weeks 4 to 28—once every four weeks
- Weeks 28 to 36—once every two to three weeks
- Weeks 36 to birth—once a week
Prenatal tests are used to evaluate you and your baby throughout the pregnancy. The specific tests you receive will depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy and any risk factors or health issues that your doctor may detect. Depending on the family histories, we may also make the decision to screen or test for genetic conditions.
High-risk pregnancy. High-risk prenatal care is necessary if you have certain medical issues prior to conceiving, or if the pregnancy becomes complicated by particular factors. If you are in the high-risk category, we will need to see you more frequently. The following factors can result in a high-risk pregnancy:
- Maternal age over 35
- Chronic health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
- Carrying multiples (two or more)
- A mother who is overweight or underweight
- Issues with a prior pregnancy, such as preterm delivery
- Substance use
Postpartum care refers to the care you receive after you give birth. It lasts for about six weeks or until your uterus returns to its normal size. The route of delivery determines the type of care you will need. Typically, we will need to see you for a follow-up exam six weeks after a vaginal delivery or two weeks after a C-section. Some potential postpartum issues include:
- Pain and soreness
- Vaginal bleeding
- Constipation or hemorrhoids
- Frequent or painful urination
- Postpartum depression
Good postpartum care is just as important as the care you receive during pregnancy and birth. During your postpartum appointment, your doctor will do a physical exam as well as check in with your emotional well-being. We will also discuss important issues such as contraception and birth spacing, infant care, and your sleep habits. During this time period it is crucial that you get enough rest so that your body can heal.
Our gynecology team provides compassionate, comprehensive care for all women in every stage of life. We provide a range of services from well-woman visits, to birth control, fertility and conception, menopause, and everything in between. If you are looking for a gynecologist in Sacramento who is committed to your care, give us a call to set up an appointment. We look forward to partnering with you.
Here are some of the services we offer and conditions we treat:
- Well-woman exams
- Pap smear & breast examinations
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) counseling and vaccination
- Evaluation and treatment of abnormal bleeding
- Abnormal Pap smear/cervical dysplasia
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Ovarian cysts
- Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
- Perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms
- Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)