Prenatal Counseling

After more than 30 years and thousands of babies delivered, including dozens of twins and triplets, and even a set of quadruplets, Dr. Paul Thaxton decided to focus his energy on the latest advances in the practice of gynecology. Although he has stopped delivering babies, he offers the best care during the first three months of your pregnancy to ensure a healthy pregnancy before transferring your care to a trusted obstetrician colleague.

From the time pregnancy is first suspected and diagnosed, it may take several weeks before we can confirm that the pregnancy is progressing normally. We’ll see you in our office during the first trimester, nurturing your pregnancy with careful examinations and performing at least one sonogram by a skilled sonographer.

During these early visits you will be weighed, your blood pressure will be monitored, and a urine sample will be tested for sugar and protein. We will also discuss lifestyle, medications, prenatal vitamins, and genetics.

The goal of every pregnant woman and her doctor is the birth of a healthy baby.  Most babies are normal and healthy. Our goal is to promote a healthy pregnancy through education, early prenatal counseling, appropriate laboratory testing, proper diet and exercise. Since your unborn baby is entirely dependent on you, your health should be your most important consideration for the duration of the pregnancy. Take advantage of this exciting time in your new baby's life to ask questions and improve your lifestyle wherever possible.