What is obstetrics?
Obstetrics is the specific area within the medical field that focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum aftercare. Dr. Jeffery is a renowned doctor within the world of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Jeffery, located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, is extensively trained to handle many different types of pregnancies and the possible issues that can arise. He prides himself on his working knowledge of the most up-to-date and innovative treatments for his patients.
What kind of conditions does an obstetrician treat?
An obstetrician handles a myriad of pregnancy-related events and symptoms:
- all examinations during the pregnancy
- prenatal planning
- OB ultrasounds
- any pregnancy related problems
- postpartum issues
What should you expect from your obstetrician during your pregnancy?
Once you choose your obstetrician, whether it be based on research, referral, or recommendation, your doctor will schedule an appointment for your first ultrasound. From there, they will get an extensive family and medical history to determine if you are at risk for a high-risk pregnancy or any related issues. Afterwards, your doctor will devise a customized treatment plan, including prenatal care, diet, exercise, and ultrasound appointments. You will also implement a pregnancy plan and let your doctor know of your preferences for your delivery.
What to expect after childbirth?
Dr. Jeffery can’t impress upon his patients enough how important postpartum care is after giving birth. Many patients do not attend their postpartum check up, and this is a disservice to themselves. It is important to be well-informed and knowledgeable about the signs of postpartum depression and treatment options. Even if you aren’t experiencing any postpartum symptoms, it is important to attend your follow ups to check the health and well being of the mother post-delivery.
Obstetrics in Medicine Hat, Alberta
Dr. Jeffery takes new patients by referral only. If you are interested in becoming one of our patients, please visit your primary care doctor for a referral into our office.
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