Obstetrics Specialist

SoCal Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Sun Valley, CA

Whether you’re pregnant or seeking contraception, there is no better obstetrics and gynecology practice in which to put your trust than SoCal OB/GYN, with locations in Glendale and Panorama City, California. Led by a long-standing member of the community, Joon Choi, MD, FACOG, SoCal OB/GYN is known for its welcoming attitude and expert staff. To book an obstetrics appointment, call or use the online booking tool today.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a branch of medicine in which the doctors and surgeons focus on pregnancy, childbirth, and female reproductive health. At SoCal OB/GYN, Dr. Choi performs obstetrical services related to:

  • Genetics and genetic counseling
  • Unwanted pregnancies
  • Contraception and birth control
  • Ectopic/tubal pregnancies
  • Prenatal visits
  • Delivery assistance
  • Postpartum care

What happens during my first prenatal visit?

During your first visit to SoCal OB/GYN as a pregnant woman, Dr. Choi will spend some time learning more about you and running tests. While spending that time with you, some of the information Dr. Choi will make sure to learn includes your:

  • Health history
  • Height and weight
  • Blood type
  • Family history
  • Routine vitals
  • Concerns and anxieties

Some of the tests and screenings Dr. Choi will likely run include:

  • Rh factor blood test
  • Cystic fibrosis carrier screening
  • Syphilis screening
  • Hepatitis screening
  • HIV screening
  • Rubella screening

During your first prenatal visit with Dr. Choi, you may also learn your due date, and be able to see an image of your baby on an ultrasound. Whether or not you do so depends on your stage of pregnancy. At the end of your visit, Dr. Choi will go over with you the best prenatal routine for you and address any concerns you have.

What are high-risk pregnancies?

High-risk pregnancies are those pregnancies that require specialized care because they threaten the health or life of the mother or child.

Common factors related to high-risk pregnancies include:

  • Multiple births
  • Existing health problems
  • Age
  • Obesity

If Dr. Choi determines that your pregnancy is high-risk, he’ll set you up with a plan that includes:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Activity instructions (bed rest, diet, childbirth classes, etc.)
  • What to do in case of an emergency

For obstetrics, including care during pregnancy, you need a team you can trust. Dr. Choi and his team at SoCal OB/GYN have been in the area for many years, and they’ve never stopped being welcoming to new and old patients, no matter their age, background, or concerns. To schedule an appointment at SoCal OB/GYN, call or use the online booking tool today. 

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