Obstetrics and Prenatal Care in Henderson, NV with Dr. Douglas Tanita
Every woman is an individual with unique needs, especially during pregnancy. You deserve a safe, healthy, memorable pregnancy experience. We are honored to be a part of that experience during pre-conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and post-delivery. Make an appointment today and enjoy an optimal pregnancy with obstetric and prenatal care from Henderson Women’s Care.
Bringing a new member into your family is a milestone event. At Henderson Women’s Care, we recognize the unique challenges that come along throughout pregnancy. With quality care and individualized attention, Dr. Douglas Tanita and his team help their patients face these challenges and achieve their pregnancy goals.
Contact Dr. Douglas Tanita with Henderson Women’s Care at (702) 847-6252 or view our online calendar to schedule your obstetric and prenatal care appointment today! We are dedicated to serving patients in the Henderson and Las Vegas, NV areas.
What Does Obstetrics and Prenatal Care Entail?
We are honored to provide care for you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and post-partum. Our providers and staff at Henderson Women’s Care are experienced and caring professionals with over fifteen years of experience who strive to meet the goals and concerns of each patient throughout their pregnancy.
Our services include:
- Pregnancy testing
- Prenatal care prior to pregnancy
- Prenatal care through delivery
- Prenatal screening
- Vaginal delivery
- Vaginal delivery after cesarean
- Low and high-risk pregnancy management
- Post-delivery care
Currently, Dr. Tanita delivers babies and provides services at Dignity Health’s St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus in Henderson, NV.
Prenatal Care in Las Vegas
Preferably, prenatal care should begin before you become pregnant. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, you should schedule a complete checkup with your provider to ensure you are in good health and do not have any conditions that may impact your pregnancy. Your provider may suggest discussing genetic testing with a genetic counselor prior to becoming pregnant if you or your partner has a family history of genetic disorders.
Prenatal care can help to reduce complications during pregnancy and delivery. Medical care throughout your pregnancy monitors vital information and changes in your body that could be signaling risks to your pregnancy and health.
Before you become pregnant, begin taking prenatal vitamins containing folic acid, calcium, and iron. Folic acid can help prevent issues with your pregnancy often before you know you are pregnant. If you become pregnant before you start taking prenatal vitamins, start taking them as soon as you know you are pregnant.
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Helping You Take Care of Yourself During Pregnancy
Start taking care of your developing baby as soon as you become pregnant. Take only necessary medications recommended by your provider, including over-the-counter medicines or herbal supplements.
During this time, you may need to consider changing some lifestyle choices, such as:
- Stop smoking
- Don’t drink alcohol or take recreational drugs
- Limit caffeine
- Eat a healthy diet
Unfortunately, certain foods are off limits to pregnant mothers as they can be life-threatening to an unborn baby or cause congenital disabilities or miscarriage. Avoid:
- Soft, unpasteurized cheeses
- Unpasteurized milk, juices, or ciders
- Raw eggs and foods containing them
- Raw or undercooked meats, fish, or shellfish
- Processed meats, such as hot dogs or deli meats
- Fish high in mercury, such as shark, tuna, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, etc.
When Should I Schedule My Obstetrics and Prenatal Care Appointments?
Ideally, you should schedule your first prenatal appointment as soon as your pregnancy has been confirmed. You will likely be scheduled for your appointment around six to eight weeks into your pregnancy. However, your provider may want to see you sooner if you:
- Have existing medical conditions
- Have had problems with previous pregnancies
- Have symptoms such as vaginal bleeding, abdominal pains, or severe nausea or vomiting
Manage the Side Effects of Pregnancy
While pregnancy is often a joyous time in your life, it can also cause side effects that are not so pleasant. If you experience these side effects or others, please talk to one of our providers to determine how we can help you alleviate your discomfort.
Side effects of pregnancy can include:
- Morning sickness (especially early in pregnancy)
Choosing Henderson Women’s Care as Your Obstetrics and Prenatal Provider
At Henderson Women’s Care, we believe you deserve individualized care and attention at every visit, and we are honored to be part of your pregnancy journey. To deliver extraordinary treatment, we have recruited talented experts and use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to provide unique, customized experiences to each patient to help them achieve their health goals to ensure their complete wellness.
With his distinct medical expertise, Dr. Douglas Tanita develops every treatment plan to suit the needs of each patient. By choosing Dr. Tanita and his team as your Henderson obstetrics and prenatal provider, you gain a partner for your entire pregnancy journey and beyond.
What Can I Expect During Obstetrics and Prenatal Care?
At Henderson Women’s Care, Dr. Tanita performs each prenatal examination procedure to ensure the health and individual needs of each patient and their unborn child are addressed. However, here are some general steps you can expect.
You may need to provide some general information for your healthcare provider, so gather that information prior to your first visit, including:
- Date of last menstrual cycle, gynecological history, and any past pregnancies
- Personal and family medical history
- Medications and supplements
- Travel history
After our team greets you for check-in, Dr. Tanita will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and perform your examination.
During your first visit, our team will perform a complete checkup, check your vital signs, run blood and urine tests, and take your medical history. Depending on your history or other factors, we may perform other examinations and tests. We may also complete a pelvic exam during this visit.
Vital signs indicate your health and the status of your essential body functions, like heartbeat, breathing rate, and blood pressure. We will closely monitor these throughout your pregnancy, noting any changes that could signify underlying problems. During this time, your provider will ask for the date of your last menstrual period to help calculate your baby’s due date.
Your provider may listen for the baby’s heartbeat depending on how far along your pregnancy is. Typically, the heartbeat can’t be heard or seen until around six or seven weeks.
The number of doctor visits you have will depend on whether you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. Typically, scheduled prenatal visits are:
- Every four to six weeks during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy
- Every two to four weeks, from 28 to 36 weeks
- Weekly from 36 weeks to delivery
During your visits, our team will check your weight and blood pressure. We may also measure the size and shape of your uterus to determine fetal growth. We will conduct various important prenatal tests throughout your pregnanc
Schedule Your Las Vegas Obstetrics and Prenatal Appointment
We are honored to serve you throughout this exciting journey. Partner with one of Henderson’s best obstetrics and prenatal care providers by calling (702) 847-6252 or access our online scheduler to book your appointment with Henderson Women’s Care today!
Obstetrics FAQs | Henderson Women’s Care
At your first prenatal appointment, you should ask your OB the following questions:
- What measures should I take to ensure a healthy pregnancy?
- Should I change my diet, medications, or nutritional supplements?
- Do I have to take any medical tests?
- What activities should I avoid?
- What can I expect during the current and next trimester?
- What warning signs should I look for?
- How do I know when I should reach out to you or the ER?
- Can I exercise during my pregnancy?
- How frequently do I have to see you and other health providers?
Obstetric care is essential for a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Your obstetrician will oversee every aspect of your pregnancy, from regular checkups to delivery preparation to postnatal care. They will also be an invaluable resource throughout your pregnancy.
Since obstetric care includes medical tests, assessments, and checkups, it provides you with comprehensive treatment to ensure your well-being and help you carry your pregnancy to term.
By advising lifestyle changes according to your body’s specific response to your pregnancy, your obstetrician also helps you reduce the risk of complications during childbirth.
Reach out to an OB-GYN five to six weeks after your last period. If you have any questions or concerns before then, you can also book an early OB appointment. By getting proper and timely care, you can steer clear of avoidable risks and experience the joys of parenthood without many worrisome problems.
You can prepare for your OB appointment by taking the following steps.
- Maintain a history of your menstrual cycles before your pregnancy.
- Write down any known medical conditions, no matter how minor.
- Make a list of medications you take and any other aspects of your lifestyle your doctor should know about.
- Note any symptoms you’re experiencing, such as morning sickness or headaches.
- Discuss any aspects of your family’s health history that could affect your and your baby’s health.
- Be ready to tell your doctor about your most pressing pregnancy concerns, such as discomfort and weight gain.
Your partner is always welcome to join you at your prenatal appointments to provide valuable emotional support and create lasting memories. In many cases, having your partner attend these appointments can help them understand what you are experiencing, so they can help you take good care of yourself throughout your pregnancy.
A typical obstetrician appointment takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your concerns and current health status.