Pregnancy is a beautiful journey, but it can also be a rollercoaster. Our exceptional team is here to guide you, celebrate with you, and hold your hand every step of the way. Are you expecting a baby or looking to grow your family? Schedule an obstetrics appointment with Dr. Petersen, OBGYN, to start your pregnancy journey.
Whether you’re charting the course for family planning and seeking pre-pregnancy advice, embarking on pregnancy with our comprehensive prenatal visits, anticipating the moment of delivery, or navigating the delicate postpartum phase, our team is dedicated to ensuring optimal care tailored to your health needs.
Our commitment is guiding, supporting, and empowering our patients with expertise and care during these pivotal life moments. rom the first flutter in your belly to the joyous moment of holding your newborn, we cherish every milestone with you.
Trust in our expertise and warmth, knowing that your well-being and happiness are at the heart of all we do. Together, let’s embrace the beauty and challenges of motherhood.
The following healthcare services focus specifically on the care and treatment of women before and during their pregnancy, at childbirth, and during the period of recuperation following childbirth:
- Family planning and pre-pregnancy visits
- Reproductive medicine co-management
- Infertility Testing and Referral
- Preconception counseling
- Prenatal care and testing
- Perinatal care and support (for the period 3 months before pregnancy and up to one year after birth)
- Fetal monitoring
- Preterm birth
- Low birth weight
- High Risk pregnancies including blood disorders, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes
- Labor and delivery care
- Full range of birthing options and open discussions
- Postpartum care
- Postpartum depression
- Postpartum hemorrhage
- Male infant circumcision
- Breastfeeding Guidance and Support
Family Planning and Pre-Pregnancy Services
Family planning and pre-pregnancy visits are essential parts of reproductive healthcare. We provide individuals and couples with useful information, resources, and guidance to make educated family planning decisions.
Comprehensive women’s healthcare exams, consultations, and patient resources are provided to those considering parenthood. This ensures they are in good health before conceiving, reducing potential hazards during pregnancy and childbirth.
Reproductive medicine co-management is a collaborative strategy in which medical professionals such as reproductive endocrinologists, obstetricians, and specialists work together to create tailored treatment procedures for patients struggling with fertility issues and other reproductive health problems. We utilize this method to give complete treatment and support to individuals and couples pursuing their dreams of building a family. Treatment methods can be tailored, such as hormonal medications, surgical interventions, or a referral for assisted reproductive techniques such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Pregnancy counseling is an important part of reproductive healthcare because it provides people and couples with the guidance and information they need to improve their health and pregnancy preparation. To ensure a safe pregnancy, it involves discussions about lifestyle choices, family medical history, and any pre-existing challenges. When it comes to birthing options, expecting parents should discuss their options and preferences with Dr. Petersen to determine the best course of action for their health and the health of their baby. Prenatal care and testing are critical components of a healthy pregnancy, containing regular check-ups, screenings, and diagnostic tests to monitor the mother’s and baby’s well-being. Perinatal care provides comprehensive treatment and advice during this period before pregnancy and throughout postpartum. Fetal monitoring allows obstetricians to track the baby’s health and growth during pregnancy so that any potential problems are handled as soon as possible. Preterm birth and low birth weight are regularly monitored and controlled to increase the probability of a healthy outcome for both mother and baby. We provide these services and monitor all of our pregnancies closely to ensure our patient’s health and comfort during this exciting time.
Pregnancy Care Center for Delivery and Postpartum Care
We care for all types of pregnancies whether high-risk or routine. A few high-risk conditions include blood disorders, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
We are particularly skilled in recognizing and treating postpartum depression, a common but dangerous mental illness, requiring quick evaluation and treatment. We continue monitoring both mom and baby closely for any postpartum changes.
Conditions like postpartum hemorrhage and other dangerous conditions demand immediate medical attention.
Selecting an OB doctor you deeply trust is an important part of your family planning and pregnancy journey. It is not only important because of the intimate nature of the care provided but also due to the impact expert guidance can have on some of life’s most significant moments, such as childbirth. An OBGYN’s role extends beyond mere clinical procedures; we become a confidante, advisor, and advocate throughout various life stages. When an OBGYN genuinely cares about their patient’s needs, it fosters a relationship built on mutual respect, understanding, and trust. We build strong relationships with our patients, providing medical guidance specific to their individual needs. In these critical life moments, having an OBGYN who values and prioritizes your unique concerns, health, and birthing plans can make all the difference in your healthcare journey. Contact our clinic in Huntsville, Alabama, for family and pregnancy services.