Warner Wellness Institute
Christopher A. Warner, MD, FACOG
Board Certified OBGYN & Cosmetic Gynecologist located in Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
Preparing to welcome a new child into your family is an exciting time, but it can also cause anxiety. Christopher A. Warner, MD, of Warner Wellness Institute in Washington, DC, understands the blend of excitement and anxiety that takes place during pregnancy and offers comprehensive obstetrics care to help you move through this time with ease. Book an appointment by calling the office, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page.
Obstetrics Q & A
What is obstetrics?
Obstetrics is an area of medical practice focused on addressing the health needs of pregnant women. It also includes providing care during childbirth and the postpartum period.
Finding a great obstetrician is an essential part of a healthy and happy pregnancy. Dr. Warner is proud to have helped so many area women welcome their children into the world and thoroughly enjoys this part of his practice.
What is prenatal care and why is it needed?
Prenatal care ensures you and your baby are staying healthy during your pregnancy. It is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy, no matter if this is your first or fifth child.
Prenatal care includes numerous standard health assessments for both mother and child. These include checks of your weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, and more. Ultrasounds give Dr. Warner the chance to check your baby’s development. Various screening options can look for signs of genetic or developmental abnormalities.
Your prenatal visits are also an opportunity to discuss areas of concern, including headaches, back pain, nausea, and more. You’ll learn how to improve your diet, get the right amount of exercise, and prevent common pregnancy complications.
Dr. Warner and his team have developed a protocol called “green pregnancy” that incorporates an environmentally conscious approach to your prenatal care. You’ll learn how the choices you make during pregnancy can not only enhance your health, but protect the environment that you’ll pass on to your little one when the time comes.
What about labor and delivery options?
Part of your prenatal care involves making decisions about how and where you will deliver your baby. Dr. Warner can guide you through the options and help you know what to expect when the big day arrives.
It’s important to understand, however, that labor and delivery is a dynamic process, and things can change from one moment to the next. Even the most well-thought-out birth plan is just a guideline for how a mother would like things to play out and may need to adjust depending on the circumstances.
Learn more about prenatal care, birth planning, and other obstetrics topics during a visit with Dr. Warner at Warner Wellness Institute. You can schedule your visit online or by phone today, so don’t delay.