Pregnancy Specialist

Damon Cobb Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Poway, CA

Pregnancy can be exciting, scary, joyous, and stressful — sometimes, all at once! The experienced team at Damon Cobb OB/GYN in Poway, California is here to support you through it all, from answering questions and explaining every stage of your baby’s growth to helping you have the birth experience you want. You deserve the best obstetrical care using the most advanced techniques, so schedule your appointment online or by phone today.

Pregnancy Q & A

What happens during my first prenatal appointment?

Your first prenatal appointment at Damon Cobb OB/GYN starts with a comprehensive medical and surgical history, along with a physical exam, so your doctor can get a clear picture of your particular needs and challenges. Usually, you’ll get your baby’s due date during your first appointment, an exciting step that can really help you look forward to what’s coming.

Your doctor explains all the basic information about pregnancy, including any necessary and optional testing, and answers your questions. Your opinions, wishes, and needs always matter at Damon Cobb OB/GYN, which is why you and your doctor work as a team to plan your pregnancy care.

How often do I see the doctor while pregnant?

Your provider at Damon Cobb OB/GYN recommends a visit schedule based on your needs. For a complication-free, healthy pregnancy, your schedule will loosely be based on this breakdown:

  • Weeks 4-28: once a month
  • Weeks 28-36: twice a month
  • Weeks 36-delivery: once a week

For a high-risk pregnancy, you’ll likely need more frequent visits so your Damon Cobb OB/GYN care providers can track your health and your baby’s development very closely.

How much weight should I gain during pregnancy?

During your initial prenatal appointment, your doctor checks your weight and discusses pregnancy weight gain with you along with other information you’ll need in your early pregnancy. Usually, your target weight gain is based on your body mass index (BMI), as recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Your doctor may recommend that you gain anywhere from 11-40 pounds during pregnancy based on your BMI and other factors specific to you.

What makes a pregnancy high risk?

There are a number of different things that could make your pregnancy high risk, including:

  • Age: after age 35, your risk for pregnancy complications increases
  • Medical history: history of miscarriage, stillbirth, or delivery complications
  • Health: chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension

Some pregnancy complications can turn an initially healthy pregnancy into a high-risk one, such as low amniotic fluid or gestational diabetes.

If your pregnancy is high risk, your experienced obstetrical team at Damon Cobb OB/GYN provides the specialized care you need to have a safe pregnancy with a healthy delivery.

For compassionate, customized, and caring pregnancy treatment, reach out to Damon Cobb OB/GYN by phone or via the online scheduler today.