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Obstetrics Specialist

Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG

Robotic Gynecological Surgeons and OB/GYNs located in Las Vegas, NV

Starting or growing an existing family is an exciting time. Daniel Richards, MD, FACOG, and the team at Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, in Las Vegas, Nevada, offer obstetric services designed to facilitate healthy pregnancies and deliveries. With in-office ultrasounds and a robotic gynecological surgeon specialty, all of your obstetric needs are provided under one roof. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking tool or call the practice today.

Obstetrics Q & A

What are obstetrics services?

Obstetrics is the medical specialty of promoting healthy pregnancies and childbirth, along with caring for you during the postpartum period. Obstetric care is combined with gynecology. 

Obstetrics services include:  

  • Preconception counseling
  • Genetic counseling
  • Infertility treatment
  • In-office ultrasounds 
  • Low and high-risk pregnancy care
  • Fetal heart rate monitoring
  • Vaginal birth
  • Cesarean section

The compassionate and experienced team at Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, works with you to create a birth plan that meets your vision for childbirth. 

What is preconception counseling?

While many women visit the obstetrician for the first time after they become pregnant, it’s always a good idea to talk with Dr. Richards when you first start thinking about trying for a baby to promote a healthy pregnancy before you conceive. During a preconception counseling visit, Dr. Richards provides advice for maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout your pregnancy to improve your chances of having a complication-free pregnancy and delivering a healthy baby.

You may receive prenatal vitamins and other suggestions to increase both your chances of conceiving and for carrying a healthy baby to full term.

What testing is done during preconception counseling visits?

Your preconception counseling visit may consist of screening tests for factors that could affect your baby during pregnancy, such as high blood pressure, thyroid issues, diabetes, or STDs. Your doctor also reviews your family history to determine risks for genetic disorders, mental disorders, or congenital disabilities.

What should I expect at my first prenatal appointment?

Your first appointment after conception is probably your longest one for the duration of your pregnancy. A pregnancy test or ultrasound is performed to confirm the pregnancy. Then, if you haven’t completed preconception counseling, your family history is taken during this appointment to determine your overall level of health and what problems you may encounter during your pregnancy. Your estimated due date is determined during this visit. 

The first prenatal visit is usually scheduled between 8 and 10 weeks gestation. The visit consists of a physical exam, including a pelvic exam, pap smear, blood work, and breast exam. Your blood pressure and weight are measured, and your urine is screened for protein and sugar.

If you’re ready to conceive or are already pregnant, rely on the experienced obstetricians at Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG. They work to promote a healthy pregnancy for both you and your baby. Give the practice a call or book a consultation online.