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Obstetrics services offered in Waxahachie, TX

At Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie, Dr. Glass, Dr. Kroeger, and our dedicated staff are committed to partnering with you to achieve a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby. We will answer your questions thoroughly and involve you in the decisions concerning your care. For the attention and care you deserve before, during, and after pregnancy, call our office or request an appointment online today.

Obstetrics Q&A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is an area of medical practice focused on pregnancy and childbirth. 

Advanced Women’s Healthcare of Waxahachie offers you the personalized prenatal care you and your baby deserve. Our comprehensive obstetric care includes:

  • Family planning (including birth control)
  • Prenatal care and testing
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Screening for reproductive diseases
  • High-risk pregnancies
  • Multiple births (twins)
  • Vaginal birth after Cesarean (VBAC)

Seeing your obstetrician before you get pregnant can help optimize your reproductive health, giving you the best chance at having a healthy pregnancy and complication-free delivery. 

Dr. Glass and Dr. Kroeger are parents themselves, and they understand how emotional this time is for new families. You can feel confident that they will do everything possible to make your pregnancy a positive experience. When your delivery time draws near, you’ll be comforted to know that they have privileges at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Waxahachie. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Waxahachie now offers a level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that can provide services to newborns born at 32 weeks and beyond. Dr. Kroeger also has privileges at Methodist Midlothian Medical Center for those patients who desire to obtain care in Midlothian. 

Why is prenatal care so important?

It’s difficult to overstate the importance of great prenatal care. Whether this is your first or fourth pregnancy, each experience is unique, and you deserve to partner with a caring and compassionate provider who has the skills and experience needed to assist you throughout the process. 

Prenatal care allows your doctor to closely track your health as you move through pregnancy. Your developing baby is also carefully monitored. Prenatal care offers a wide range of screenings and developmental tracking to ensure everything is moving along smoothly. 

Even more importantly, prenatal care visits offer the chance for you to ask questions and receive guidance on all matters related to pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood. Knowing where to turn for answers and advice provides outstanding peace of mind. 

What is considered a high-risk pregnancy?

If you learn your pregnancy has been deemed “high risk,” it’s important to understand that this is not uncommon. There are many factors that can cause a pregnancy to fall into this category. Most women with high-risk pregnancies go on to deliver healthy babies. 

Some of the conditions that can lead to a high-risk designation include:

  • Maternal age above 35
  • Carrying twins or multiple gestations
  • Maternal health issues like diabetes or hypertension
  • Pregnancy complications like abnormal placental position
  • History of miscarriage or pregnancy complications

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you may need to be seen more frequently for screenings and care. Adhering to the guidelines provided by your doctor will help support you and your baby as you move closer to your due date. 

When you’re ready to book an obstetrics visit, you can request an appointment online. You can also call to speak with a friendly administrative staff member regarding appointment availability.