Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care for a Healthy Baby & Mother.

The birth of your child is an extraordinary time. At Petaluma and Rohnert Park Health Centers, we have a team of Practitioners who do everything possible to make it an extraordinary experience. Our staff understand and are dedicated to one purpose: providing the best care for you and your baby, every step of the way.

What is Prenatal Care?

  • Checkups and tests to make sure you and your baby are doing OK
  • Treatment for any health problems you have while you’re pregnant
  • Help with eating healthier foods, getting enough exercise, or quitting smoking or drinking
  • Learning about pregnancy and preparing for labor and birth

Why you Need Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care helps you have a healthy baby. It also helps you stay healthy during pregnancy. Prenatal care:

  • Reduces the risk of harm to you and your baby
  • Helps you learn ways to feel better while you’re pregnant
  • Gives you support and advice on taking care of yourself and your baby
  • Can find certain problems that start during pregnancy (like gestational diabetes or preeclampsia) so they can be treated

Questions for Your Health Care Provider

Some questions to ask your healthcare provider include:

  • How often should I come in for prenatal care?
  • What changes should I make while I’m pregnant to keep my baby and me healthy?
  • How often should I see a health care provider while I am pregnant?
  • What can I do to prepare for my baby’s birth?