The best way to prepare for a healthy pregnancy is by having the best care available before, during, and after your delivery. Vonne Jones, MD founded Total Women's Care to provide the premiere obstetric and gynecological care that the women of Houston deserve. If you’re looking for personalized attention to help you feel your best during every stage of your pregnancy, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Obstetrics and gynecology are both centered around reproductive healthcare services for women, but obstetrics has an added focus on pregnancy and childbirth.
To offer such specialized care, doctors receive intensive training focusing on the prenatal health of the baby and mom during pregnancy, at delivery, and in the postpartum period. Doctors in obstetrics also receive advanced training on complicated pregnancies and complexities that might arise during pregnancy, childbirth, or post-delivery.
Doctors that specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology are OB/GYNs. In general terms, gynecology focuses on treating diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system.
Prenatal care helps ensure the health of you and your baby. Dr. Jones monitors your health, tracks your baby’s development, and works to prepare you for a safe and healthy delivery.
Dr. Jones also guides you through your prenatal care, working with you to identify vaccinations you may need as well as noting and identifying potential risks, which she can manage appropriately. She even works with you if it turns out that you have a high-risk pregnancy.
As your trusted partner in your pregnancy, Dr. Jones also provides you with the best resources and expertise to help you through the process.
Your first obstetrics appointment during your pregnancy is often the most extensive.
This appointment includes a complete physical with a pelvic examination, Pap smear, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing, and blood work. Dr. Jones might also recommend further testing based on your health and family history.
After your first prenatal exam, Dr. Jones schedules regular visits. At first, your exams are every four weeks, gradually occurring more often until your delivery.
At each of your prenatal exams, Dr. Jones evaluates your:
At your appointments, Dr. Jones also monitors your baby's heart. And, during at least one of your prenatal visits, she’ll conduct an ultrasound to capture a visual image of your baby using soundwaves.
Dr. Jones also takes a “total woman” approach to the prenatal care she provides. To help you feel your best during and after your pregnancy, she provides diet and exercise recommendations to add a new dimension to your life.
If you’re pregnant or thinking of getting pregnant, call Total Women's Care or schedule an appointment online today.