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Obstetrics Specialist

Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D.

Family Medicine & OBGYNs located in Houston, TX

If you’re thinking about starting a family, obstetrics care can ensure your well-being from conception to birth. Regular obstetrics appointments can provide insights on nutrition, exercise, and labor, ensuring you have a happy, healthy pregnancy. At Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. in Houston, Texas, the team offers a full suite of obstetrics services, including fertility treatments, prenatal care, and pediatrics all in the same clinic. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online.

Obstetrics Q&A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a branch of medicine focused on pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. It provides specialized, preventive treatment throughout pregnancy to lower your risk of serious health problems and other potential complications.

If you’ve recently learned you’re pregnant, it’s important to schedule an obstetrics appointment with a qualified doctor, like those at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. To ensure your health and safety, you meet with your OB/GYN once a month throughout the course of your pregnancy.

Is obstetrics a unique medical specialty?

Yes. Obstetricians are doctors who specialize in obstetrics. Obstetricians have special training and expertise in delivering babies and providing medical care to women during and after pregnancy.

Additionally, obstetricians can manage complex or high-risk pregnancies. If necessary, they can also perform surgical interventions, like cesarean delivery or dilation and curettage.

What can I expect at my first obstetrics appointment?

At your first obstetrics appointment, your provider conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your overall health and lifestyle. During the initial consultation, they try to identify any issues that might complicate your pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity.

Next, your provider orders a series of laboratory tests, including blood panels and urinalysis. These tests can identify hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, and other potential problems that might negatively affect your pregnancy.

Afterward, your obstetrician makes recommendations for healthy lifestyle changes. For example, if you smoke or drink alcohol, it’s important to quit during the course of your pregnancy. This can significantly lower your baby’s risk of complications.

What can I expect at subsequent obstetrics appointments?

During pregnancy, you visit your obstetrician about once a month. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, more frequent visits may be necessary. 

At each appointment, your provider:

  • Monitors your baby’s growth and position
  • Conducts routine tests and screenings
  • Asks you questions about your symptoms
  • Help you prepare for labor and childbirth

You also have the opportunity to undergo an ultrasound. An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses high-frequency soundwaves to provide detailed pictures of your growing baby. 

Can I receive obstetrics care after giving birth?

Yes. Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. provides postpartum care and pediatric care all in the same clinic. This means you and your newborn can continue receiving regular check-ups without having to switch providers or visit a new practice.

Schedule an obstetrics appointment at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. today. Call the office to speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online.