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 which means it’s important to have the best Phoenix obstetricians 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.
Dr. Amaya provides reliable and compassionate prenatal care for her patients. This starts with your first visit and continues throughout your prenatal care, the delivery of your pregnancy, and your postnatal recovery. Dr. Amaya will provide guidance and address your questions. She will make sure you feel supported at each stage of your care. Every pregnancy journey is unique. It is important to have a provider you can trust on your side.
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.
Includes regular visits to check your baby’s health status, your vital signs, lab screenings, and fetal ultrasounds. Anticipatory guidance is provided for each trimester of your pregnancy. Prenatal care helps reduce the risk of pregnancy-related complications. Dr. Amaya also provides prenatal care for high-risk pregnancies. She will partner with a perinatologist to manage high-risk pregnancies and optimize patient care and outcomes. Examples of high-risk conditions in pregnancy include gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, preterm labor, twin pregnancies, advanced maternal age, and pregnancies complicated by fetal anomalies.
The labor and delivery process is incredibly personal. Dr. Amaya is skilled in vaginal deliveries and cesarean 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 patients’ 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.
Post-delivery care is the last stage of your pregnancy experience. Postpartum visits usually occur 6–8 weeks after the delivery of your baby. However, each patient has unique needs, and therefore some patients may need to be seen at different time intervals. Postpartum care includes an evaluation to assess your recovery progress, screening for postpartum depression/anxiety, and addressing birth control needs. Problems like mastitis and urinary tract infections are also treated.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Mariana Amaya for the best in Phoenix OB/GYN care.
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 provide 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.