Pregnancy/Postpartum Complications Specialist

Femme Next Generation Women's Care

OBGYNs & Urgent Care located in Thousand Oaks, CA

When you’re pregnant, it’s likely you have lots of questions or even complications that arise at inconvenient times. Femme Next Generation Women’s Care in Thousand Oaks, California, provides care for all issues you may experience while pregnant. While a conventional urgent care facility usually sends pregnant women to the emergency room because of the risks and complexities involved in treating them, this practice is different. Femme Next Generation Women’s Care provides urgent care, especially for women. Call the office or book an immediate appointment online if you have questions or concerns about your pregnancy. You can also walk-in during office hours.

Pregnancy/Postpartum Complications Q & A

What pregnancy complications might I experience?

Pregnancies usually go smoothly, but you may have lots of questions regarding symptoms you experience that cause concern. If you have a cold, the flu, or the stomach bug, you want to get checked out to ensure you stay hydrated and don’t put the baby at risk.

If you experience abdominal cramping, spotting, dizziness, or pain that’s unusual, you want to get it checked – no matter the time of day. If you have bleeding or fear miscarriage, even late at night, the staff at Femme Next Generation Women’s Care is ready to help.

What are the signs of a miscarriage?

If you experience symptoms that suggest a miscarriage, get in touch with Femme Next Generation Women’s Care immediately. It doesn’t matter if it’s after hours.

Symptoms that should be of concern include:

  • Bleeding or brown spotting
  • Back pain that is usually more severe than menstrual cramps
  • Contractions
  • Whitish-pink vaginal discharge
  • Tissue and blood clots passing from the vagina

If you’re in your first trimester and notice a decrease in your pregnancy symptoms – such as reduced morning sickness – you may also be alarmed about your pregnancy. You can come into the office, even if it’s just to make sure your baby is okay. The practitioners are here to give you peace of mind and offer on-site ultrasound to check the health of your baby.

What if I have a high-risk pregnancy?

You might have many questions and concerns if you have a high-risk pregnancy. And, of course, these concerns don’t always happen around normal business hours.

A high-risk pregnancy is generally defined as one that carries a greater risk of complications. Factors that make a pregnancy high-risk include:

  • Maternal age of 35 or older
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Pregnancy with multiples
  • Diabetes or gestational diabetes

If you, the mother, has a chronic condition such as lupus, you may also be at high risk. A high-risk pregnancy may require more frequent prenatal monitoring and additional tests to ensure the health of mother and baby. Femme Next Generation Women’s Care can provide this additional care.

If you have questions during your pregnancy or experience concerning symptoms, call Femme Next Generation Women’s Care for immediate attention. You may also make an appointment using this website or walk-in.