Pregnancy

Beryl Randolph, M.D. -  - OBGYN

Beryl Randolph, M.D.

OBGYN located in Houston, TX

If you’re pregnant or would like to become pregnant, you want the best possible medical care from an expert you can trust. Beryl Randolph, MD, OB/GYN, is an experienced obstetrician who offers exceptional preconception, prenatal, labor and delivery, and postnatal care. To learn more about obstetric care at East Houston OB/GYN, call the office in Houston today, or book an appointment online.

Pregnancy Q & A

Why do I need pregnancy care?

Obstetric care is designed to ensure that you and your growing baby are healthy and safe for the duration of the childbearing cycle. Regular prenatal checkups help your doctor identify any concerns that may arise while you are pregnant. When pregnancy complications are detected, obstetric care gives you the best chance of safely delivering a healthy baby. Obstetrics includes prenatal care, assistance during labor and delivery, and maternal care during the postnatal period.

If you’re planning to become pregnant soon, prepregnancy medical care can help you prepare your body, so it’s ready for the childbearing cycle.

What is involved in obstetric care?

Some of the medical services involved in routine pregnancy care include:

  • Prenatal and postnatal checkups
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Prescription medications
  • Ultrasounds and other diagnostics
  • Physician-assisted delivery
  • Pain management during labor
  • Hospital admission and monitoring

Dr. Randolph will also provide you with educational materials, nutritional counseling, and additional guidance to help you understand what to expect during the childbearing cycle and to help you make the healthiest choices for yourself and your baby.

What conditions can pregnancy care address?

Obstetric care can identify and treat many conditions. Some of these include:

  • Gestational diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Anemia
  • Preeclampsia
  • Multifetal pregnancies (twins, triplets)
  • Preterm labor

Dr. Randolph is an experienced obstetrician with advanced skills, so you can trust her to guide you safely through your childbearing journey.

What if I have a high-risk pregnancy?

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, you can still have a safe delivery of a healthy baby. However, additional screenings, monitoring, and/or labor/delivery interventions are critical for the health and safety of you and your baby throughout pregnancy and childbirth.

Many factors can cause your pregnancy to be classified as high-risk, such as:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Type 1 or 2 diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Certain autoimmune conditions
  • Some sexually transmitted diseases

If you are age 35 or older, your pregnancy will automatically be considered high risk, and you’ll need additional monitoring. However, you may not necessarily require prenatal care or labor interventions.

To learn more about pregnancy care, call East Houston OB/GYN today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.