Pregnancy Specialist

Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville

OBGYNs located in Jacksonville, FL

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, you receive the care you need to feel your best during your pregnancy. Daniel McDyer, MD, and Julian Stephen Suhrer, MD, are experienced OB/GYNs who offer a full range of prenatal and postnatal services. Health problems sometimes arise during your pregnancy. But you can rest assured that Dr. McDyer and Dr. Suhrer provide top-quality care for you and your baby. Their practice has two convenient locations in Jacksonville, Florida. Call today or schedule a consultation online.

Pregnancy Q & A

What kind of prenatal care do I need?

Prenatal care helps make sure that both you and your baby are healthy. Most women should expect to see their OB/GYN at least once a month during their pregnancy for prenatal care. But every woman has unique health care needs, and some may need to see a doctor more often.

Prenatal care plans vary depending on your needs. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, care plans generally include the following services.

  • Pelvic exams
  • Ultrasounds
  • Blood tests
  • STD tests
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Mental health screenings

Dr. McDyer and Dr. Suhrer may also recommend genetic testing if you're at risk for genetic disorders. But not all women need to receive genetic testing. If you do need these tests, your doctor lets you know what to expect and how to interpret your results.

What health concerns can affect my pregnancy?

Most women experience safe, uncomplicated pregnancies. But health problems that affect the mother or baby can sometimes occur. Pregnancy complications may include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Infections
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preterm labor
  • Genetic disorders
  • Miscarriage or stillbirth

Prenatal care is an essential part of making sure that you and your baby stay healthy. Most pregnancy complications are treatable, but early diagnosis is vital. That's why it's important to attend all prenatal appointments and follow-up with any recommended tests. 

What happens during a prenatal office visit?

Most office visits include a physical exam and a consultation with your doctor. First, a nurse may weigh you, take your blood pressure, and ask how you're feeling. This is the perfect time to report any new pregnancy symptoms or lifestyle changes.

Next, Dr. McDyer or Dr. Suhrer perform a pelvic exam. Pelvic exams allow your doctor to feel your uterus and ovaries. They also provide helpful information about your baby's development. 

Throughout your pregnancy, you also receive regular blood and urine tests. In addition, most pregnant women can expect to receive at least two ultrasounds. But if you're at high risk for certain health problems, you may need more frequent tests. 

As part of your prenatal care, the Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville team helps you plan for your delivery. Dr. McDyer or Dr. Suhrer can help you decide whether a vaginal birth or C-section is best for you. They also explain what to expect once you arrive at the hospital.

What kind of care will I receive after giving birth?

Postnatal care is another essential part of pregnancy. After you give birth, your doctor meets with you several times. 

These routine office visits help make sure your body is healing, and your baby is thriving. If any new health problems arise, the practice can help you get the care you need to feel better. 

Are you expecting a baby or planning for pregnancy? Call Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville today or schedule a consultation online.