Why do I need preconception, prenatal and postnatal (also known as postpartum) care? Obria Medical Clinics are dedicated to providing services based on your specific needs, rather than just physical symptoms. When it comes to improving women’s health — before, during and after pregnancy — our whole person approach is especially important as we are helping to care for two human beings. An appointment with one of our licensed medical professions may focus on issues such as preconception care and prenatal care.
Preconception health is important for both men and women, if you are planning for a baby in the future or if you aren’t planning to have a baby.
Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. And at Obria Medical Clinics we’re here to offer you a high-quality experience as we walk alongside you with dignity, respect, and educational health resources and support to better take care of yourself and your baby.
It is important to receive prenatal care early in your pregnancy to ensure the health of you and your baby
A postpartum appointment may include an examination and questions about:
- Post-delivery vaginal discharge
- Breastfeeding, if the mother is nursing
- If the mother is getting adequate
- Nutrition and weight loss
- Health issues that existed before the pregnancy or began during the
- Screening for postpartum depression
- Women experiencing postpartum depression may have symptoms within a month after giving birth.But it can be up to 12 months before a woman starts having symptom known as the baby blues
- Signs and symptoms of baby blues include mood swings, anxiety, sadness, irritability, crying and more.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please reach out for help. There is a national toll-free help line (available in English and Spanish) that rapidly refers callers to appropriate local resources including emergency services: 800.944.4PPD (4773).
You may also contact your nearest Obria Medical Clinics for Resources and Referrals. If you are covered by a State Health insurance, you may be available for “mental health benefits” to receive specialty services you may require. Be informed.