Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a person’s life. Dr. Amaya prides herself in being a compassionate and dependable resource for her patients throughout pregnancy, the delivery process, and beyond. By thoroughly answering questions and providing much-needed guidance about her obstetrics services, she will make sure you feel supported each step of the way. Every pregnancy journey is unique, which means it’s important to have the best in Phoenix obstetrics on your side.
Pregnancy confirmation and prenatal care
With nearly two decades of experience caring for pregnant women, Dr. Amaya is a central Phoenix OB/GYN with extensive experience in prenatal care. This is a critical time when the health of you and your baby will be closely monitored.
Throughout your pregnancy, you can expect frequent check-ups, ultrasounds, and other routine screenings. With all of this interaction, it’s important to have a doctor you trust. If there are questions you have along the way, you can always ask. Dr. Amaya takes pride in her reputation as a compassionate doctor who is eager to listen and address concerns during every appointment.
Regardless of how healthy you are, it is still possible to encounter complications during pregnancy. It is not uncommon for women to be diagnosed with preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or other pregnancy-related issues.
In addition, your pregnancy may be deemed high-risk if you:
- Are over the age of 35
- Are expecting twins or multiple babies
- Have an existing medical condition
- Have encountered complications during prior pregnancies
These high-risk pregnancies require significant attention. Dr. Amaya treats these cases with the utmost care and concern. In general, high-risk pregnancies will require more frequent appointments throughout your pregnancy.
The labor and delivery process is incredibly personal. Dr. Amaya is skilled in vaginal deliveries and caesarean deliveries (C-sections). If there is something particular you wish to achieve or avoid during your labor and delivery, she will make every effort to see your birth plan through, while also keeping you and your baby’s safety her top priority.
A safe experience for mother and baby is always the number one goal. Dr. Amaya is proud to deliver her patient’s pregnancies at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Banner University Medical Center, two of the most reputable facilities in Arizona. At these facilities, you can expect to find state-of-the-art birthing suites, as well as highly trained medical staff.
The postpartum experience is an important one, just as important as pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Dr. Amaya recognizes the essential need for care during this time, and is dedicated to staying by your side as you go through your postpartum journey.
In general, you can expect a routine appointment several weeks after delivery (typically six to eight weeks). This is when it’s time to check on how your body is healing, whether you had a vaginal or cesarean delivery. At this time, you will also be cleared to resume exercise or engage in sexual intercourse. Birth control is often a top of conversation during this appointment, too. Dr. Amaya can help you make a decision on the best method of birth control for you and your family.
Of course, if there are issues that arise before or after this appointment, all you have to do is call. Dr. Amaya can assist with a range of postpartum issues, such as postpartum depression and anxiety, as well as various breast infections, including mastitis. It’s important to remain open and honest about any symptoms you’re experiencing in the weeks following your delivery.
Contact Dr. Amaya
If you’ve taken a positive pregnancy test at home or are planning to start your family, it’s time to make an appointment with a Phoenix obstetrics doctor.
At your first appointment with Dr. Amaya, you can expect a Pap smear, as well as a urine test and bloodwork. You should also be prepared to supply details about your medical history. She will discuss what obstetrics services you can expect in the months to come, how to prepare for your pregnancy, and answer any questions you may have.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mariana Amaya for the best in Phoenix OB/GYN care.