Prenatal Care in Denton, TX

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What Are Prenatal Care Services?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! At our Denton South Center of Health Services of North Texas (HSNT), we offer prenatal care and routine prenatal checks for women. Our board-certified, advanced nurse practitioners are available for prenatal care visits. We have on-site sonograms, testing, and laboratory available at this office. We have a wonderful medical team at Health Services of North Texas who speaks both English and Spanish to meet your needs. If you need help with referrals, we also have a social worker on-site to assist you.

The Denton South Center is located within the hospital at Medical City Denton. We want you to get the care you deserve for your health and your baby.  Schedule an appointment today.

What are common symptoms of pregnancy?

During your pregnancy, you may have some symptoms that you can treat at home with over-the-counter medications or home treatments. Common symptoms of pregnancy include:

  • Allergies
  • Aches and pains
  • Common cold, fever, nasal congestion, cough
  • Changes in bowel movements
  • Heartburn (indigestion)
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Hemorrhoids

We can educate you on which over-the-counter medications are safe to take during your pregnancy to help you adjust to new symptoms as they arise.

During Your Prenatal Visits

If you are visiting us for a possible pregnancy, we will perform pregnancy tests in-house for your convenience. You can also expect a more in-depth appointment if your test is positive — a physical examination, blood work, a medical history, a pelvic examination, and ultrasound as ordered by your Health Services of North Texas physician.

You will have multiple visits throughout the pregnancy, which will be determined by your physician. At each appointment, we will assess your health and check on your baby, too. We will listen to the heartbeat and do checkups and tests as needed. Women with a high-risk pregnancy will likely have more appointments with a shorter time between visits. Of course, your prenatal visits can also be the time to ask questions about any problems or concerns you have with your pregnancy. We are here to help you have a healthy pregnancy!

Prenatal Care FAQ

When should prenatal care begin?

If you didn’t consult with your physician prior to becoming pregnant, typically, the first of your prenatal visits should begin around eight weeks after your last menstrual period.

What is usually included in a prenatal care exam?

At Health Services of North Texas, a prenatal care visit typically includes:

  • Physical exam
  • Blood work
  • Medical history
  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound

Your doctor will talk to you about your health, pregnancy, and any concerns you may have. If necessary, other tests and exams may be performed to ensure the health of you and your child.

Is prenatal care really necessary?

Babies born to mothers who don’t receive prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who receive regular prenatal care. The purpose of prenatal care is to ensure the health of both the mother and the child.

Prenatal Care At Its Finest at HSNT

Beginning prenatal care in the first three months of pregnancy is important to you and your baby. Schedule a prenatal appointment with HSNT at the Denton South Center on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Your well-being is important to us, and we offer assistance to patients that have Medicaid or are uninsured using our sliding fee scale based on income. We look forward to seeing you soon. Request your appointment today. 

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