This is one aspect of a Family Physician that is so special and unique!!!
Prenatal care, or Maternity Care, is the care provided by a doctor or other healthcare professional for your health care needs while you are transitioning into motherhood. If you become pregnant, you can continue your care during pregnancy with your primary care physician. We offer prenatal care at all 3 of our Family Medicine locations both in Galveston and Dickinson, as well as the Ball High School Teen Prenatal Clinic for anyone under the age of 21.
At our Family Medicine clinics you will be educated on healthy habits during your pregnancy, receive all necessary testing, provided counseling if needed, and have the opportunity to develop a long lasting relationship with your physician. You will be provided with comprehensive prenatal care during your pregnancy and after you deliver. Your physician will deliver your new bundle of joy at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston, TX. Your new baby can be seen and cared for by the same doctor that delivered your little bundle. Our Family Medicine faculty and residents believe that this is the true idea of a Family
Physician, to take care of your entire family. Our patient’s love the
convenience of being able to see 1 doctor for everything their family
Receiving care while you are pregnant is very important. Beginning
your care early helps to ensure a healthy pregnancy and prevents the
risk of complications like early labor, diabetes, and pre-eclampsia.
Eating a healthy diet and exercise are important to ensure a healthy
pregnancy and a healthy baby. It is also important to take your prenatal
vitamins and supplements like folic acid daily. Make sure to keep all
appointments with your physician as they are all necessary. Your
appointments will consist of measuring your blood pressure, checking
your weight, measuring your uterus when appropriate, listening to your
baby’s heartbeat when appropriate, and performing the necessary tests
during your pregnancy. After delivery, you will have the opportunity to
be counseled on and provided birth control, giving your body time to
Each pregnancy is a new experience and no 2 pregnancies
are alike. There will be questions as you go and we are here to help you
and your newborn baby. So when you become pregnant and your family
begins to expand, come to UTMB Family Medicine for all of your prenatal