Pregnancy Specialist

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc -  - OBGYN

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc

OBGYNs located in National City, CA

Routine check-ups during your pregnancy are good for you and your growing baby. At her practice, Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc in National City, California, OB/GYN Dr. del Rosario, offers expert prenatal care for high-risk and low-risk pregnancies. The team provides convenient onsite tests like blood draws and ultrasounds. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to receive exceptional pregnancy care.

Pregnancy Q & A

When should I see a doctor about pregnancy?

You should schedule a pre-pregnancy check-up at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc as soon as you find out you're expecting. Being proactive about you and your baby's health during pregnancy can help to prevent complications from occurring.

Dr. del Rosario will want to go over essential pregnancy topics and your medical history. If you have diabetes, epilepsy, or high blood pressure, your doctor needs to know as early as possible. Together, you'll also review:

  • Your general health, including diet, exercise, and substance use
  • Past pregnancies and deliveries
  • Any medications that you're currently taking
  • Your immunizations
  • Advice on staying healthy during your pregnancy

If you're not already taking prenatal vitamins, you'll want to begin doing so. These supplements contain folic acid and are packed with minerals and vitamins that your daily diet may not always include.

What kind of pregnancy care is available?

The team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc is experienced in caring for a range of pregnancies, from low-risk to high-risk. You can discuss with your provider the type of delivery you'd like, such as:

  • Vaginal delivery
  • Vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC)
  • C-section

Dr. del Rosario monitors you throughout your pregnancy to help you have the best outcome possible.

What tests do I need during pregnancy?

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc recommends the appropriate tests and ultrasounds as needed to assess your health and that of your growing baby. These tests generally include:

First-trimester ultrasound (6-12 weeks)

Assesses the location and health of your pregnancy. Your provider makes sure your baby has a normal heart rate and rhythm.

Nuchal translucency ultrasound (12-14 weeks)

This ultrasound measures the amount of fluid under the skin at the back of the baby's neck. This measurement helps determine if the baby has Down syndrome.

Anatomy ultrasound (18-20 weeks)

This ultrasound assesses your baby from head to toe to make sure they're growing properly. You also can find out your baby's gender at this time. 

Third-trimester ultrasound

This ultrasound checks your baby's health, readiness for birth, and estimates the weight of your baby. 

Fetal non-stress test

Your provider recommends this test in the month leading up to your due date, if you've gone past your due date, or if you have a high-risk pregnancy. 

Count on the team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc for expert care of you and your growing baby.