While gynecology covers women’s reproductive health over a lifetime, prenatal care and obstetrics are the specialized care and treatment of pregnant women and their developing babies. Prenatal care helps to keep you and your baby healthy. Prenatal care reduces the risk of low birth weights and complications during gestation and delivery. Prenatal care helps the doctor to recognize and diagnose any issues as early as possible and provide treatment to ensure the health of you and your baby. During your prenatal visits, you will be able to ask questions about your health, the changes you are experiencing, and the development of your baby.
A prenatal evaluation includes several health checks such as blood work, monitoring weight and blood pressure, and collecting urine samples. These visits also include regular ultrasounds which allow the doctor, and the patient, to see the developing baby while in utero. Ultrasounds allow the doctor to measure the baby and make sure it is developing at the right pace. The obstetrician will also provide expectant mothers with advice on what to expect during the few weeks until the next appointment. The practitioners at Centennial OBGYN encourage relationship building during these visits because the better the patient and doctor know each other the better able they are to make choices and decisions for the benefit of both the mother’s health and the health of the developing baby. The doctors at Centennial OBGYN are always willing to answer questions, explain the bodily changes experienced, and to provide information about the developing baby.
Most women are advised to see their prenatal care specialist every month for the first 28, then every other for the next 8 weeks, and then once a week until the baby is born. Women at higher risk for pregnancy complications are advised to see their obstetrician more often to monitor the health and development of the baby.
Centennial OBGYN, PA accepts most major insurance. If you have any questions about your eligibility or coverage, please call our office. We are happy to help you!
"She went to the hospital to deliver my baby at 3am in the morning on her day off after seeing me the day before in the afternoon during labor. Dr. Bailey is a great OB!"
"I have been seeing Dr. Ward for years. She is very quick and thorough and always addresses all my questions and concerns."
"All female staff here, which is what I was most comfortable with (they use one experienced male OB on call at times on weekends for extra coverage)."
"Everyone, including Doc - was kind and thorough. Each spent enough time with me, so I felt comfortable - and I left feeling I could call them with anything."
"I have been seeing Dr. Welborne for years and she is the best OB GYN I have ever been to...She has genuine concern for her patients."
"Dr. Bailey is easily the best doctor I've ever had, and having gone through many-- I speak from experience."
"Dr. Welborne is awesome...The attitude there is very down-to-earth and comfortable, explaining pregnancy concepts and issues in an easy to understand dialogue."
"First time going to visit Dr. Ward. She was great! Took her time with me and answered all of my questions. She is very easy to talk to as well."
"I've been coming to Centennial OB/GYN since 2013 and I LOVE this facility. They've helped me so much over the years! The ladies at the front desk are so sweet."
" Dr Ward was great! She made me feel comfortable and I was able to talk to her about anything."