North Springs Ob/Gyn
OBGYNs located in Colorado Springs, CO
If you’re expecting a baby or planning on adding to your family soon, seek expert pregnancy care to carry you through the nine months and beyond. At North Springs Ob/Gyn, Christian J. York, MD, and Jennifer Ziegler, MPA-C, offer quality support for low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. Call the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, so they can help guide you through this exciting time.
Pregnancy Q & A
What is pregnancy care?
Pregnancy care supports you through all stages of pregnancy, from preconception to the prenatal period to delivery, and through postnatal recovery.
With prepregnancy services, the providers evaluate your fertility and help you get as healthy as possible for conception. If you run into problems getting pregnant, North Springs Ob/Gyn offers fertility evaluations and treatments for infertility, including intrauterine insemination.
Prenatal care offers screenings and support to you and your fetus to ensure proper growth and health of mom and baby. The team sees you through to delivery, whether that’s with a vaginal birth or a cesarean section. They handle complex deliveries too, including vaginal birth after C-section (VBAC).
Postnatal support helps ensure you’re healing from childbirth and offers support for mental health challenges that may arise during this time.
Why is prenatal care so important?
No two pregnancies progress the same way, so it’s important to have expert care for each one. Whether this is your first or fourth child, prenatal care helps prevent pregnancy complications and makes it easier to manage them if they should arise.
During pregnancy care, you undergo standard screenings, such as prenatal ultrasounds, to check for anything that could interfere with your baby’s health and growth.
The doctors regularly evaluate that your pregnancy is progressing normally and that you’re not at increased risk of maternal problems, such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia.
If you should develop one of these conditions, the team can intervene early so there’s minimal impact on your health or your baby’s health. You’ll also have access to highly trained professionals who can answer all the questions that arise during pregnancy.
If you’re wondering about the safety of certain medications or supplements, or you need exercise or nutritional guidance, the North Springs Ob/Gyn team is ready to assist you.
What is a high-risk pregnancy?
Your pregnancy is considered high risk if:
- You’re 35 or older or 17 or younger
- You’re carrying multiples, such as twins or triplets
- You have a health condition, such as chronic hypertension or diabetes
- You develop gestational diabetes or preeclampsia during pregnancy
- You have a history of a high-risk pregnancy
- There are concerns about the health of your baby
At North Springs Ob/Gyn, you receive expert management of a high-risk pregnancy. You may have more frequent obstetrics appointments and may undergo additional screenings and tests to monitor your health and your baby’s health.
For example, if you should have an incompetent cervix that puts you at risk of premature labor, the doctors can perform a cerclage that sews together the cervical walls.
If you should go into early or premature labor, the team has the expertise to provide you and your baby with the best possible care.
North Springs Ob/Gyn has the expertise necessary to support you throughout your pregnancy. If you’re expecting, call the office to schedule your appointment.