Triangle Women's Center
Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, & Cary, NC
Nothing is more exciting than discovering you’re pregnant, and sometimes, nothing is more frightening. Haritha Nadendla, MD, FACOG, and the team at Triangle Women’s Center in Fuquay-Varina, Cary, and Morrisville, North Carolina, are honored to support you and ease your fears every step of the way. Your providers offer the best medical care to address any health concerns you may have about being pregnant. For questions and to schedule a prenatal appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.
What should I expect during prenatal care?
Prenatal care at Triangle Women’s Center includes comprehensive medical care for you and your baby during pregnancy, through your delivery, and postpartum care. Your prenatal visits are scheduled monthly until 28 weeks, and then you come in every two weeks until you reach 36 weeks. After that, you have weekly appointments until you deliver your baby.
At each prenatal visit, Triangle Women’s Center checks your weight and blood pressure. Dr. Nadendla thoroughly evaluates your overall health and monitors your baby’s growth and heart rate. You also have a urine test to screen for protein, sugar, and infection.
At specific times during your pregnancy, you have routine tests to check for health problems that can affect you and your baby, such as:
- Hepatitis B
- Gestational diabetes
- Bladder and kidney infections
- Rubella and chickenpox
- Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted infections
Triangle Women’s Center helps you with a wide range of pregnancy-related concerns, from morning sickness to weight gain. You also receive nutrition counseling, so you can learn about the nutrients you need, prenatal vitamins, and healthy meal planning.
When will I have an ultrasound?
You have an ultrasound during your first appointment to verify your pregnancy and determine your delivery date. Dr. Nadendla may perform an ultrasound at any time during your pregnancy if it’s needed to evaluate your baby’s health. Otherwise, most women get a routine ultrasound around 20 weeks, which is during the second trimester.
At 20 weeks, Dr. Nadendla can assess your baby’s overall development. The second-trimester ultrasound may also determine your baby’s gender. However, babies don’t always cooperate, and sometimes they’re not in a position that allows Dr. Nadendla to identify whether you have a boy or girl.
You also have the option of getting a 3D image or a 4D ultrasound. A 4D ultrasound captures your baby in a real-time video, so you may see movement like the baby yawning.
What should I know about prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies?
Triangle Women’s Center cares for women with low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. A high-risk pregnancy occurs when any problem puts the health of you or your baby at risk.
The most common reasons for a high-risk pregnancy include:
- Diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)
- Hypertension during pregnancy
- Carrying more than one baby
- Risk of premature labor
- Mother aged 35 and older
- Prior cesarean section
- Prior early delivery
- Prior low birth weight baby
You also have a high-risk pregnancy if you have chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease, a thyroid disorder, or kidney disease. Dr. Nadendla may ask you to schedule more frequent prenatal visits if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
If you need pregnancy testing or prenatal care, call Triangle Women’s Center or schedule an appointment online.