Obstetrics Specialist

Dr. Angela Pollard MD Inc.

Angela Pollard, MD

OB-GYN located in Los Gatos, CA

Pregnancy, labor, and delivery are some of the most exciting and fragile times in a woman’s life. Dr. Angela Pollard Md Inc. offers obstetric care to women in Campbell, California, and surrounding cities. Women who are pregnant and interested in this service should contact the office to schedule their first appointment with Dr. Angela Pollard.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is the purpose of prenatal care?

The purpose of prenatal care is to monitor the progress of the pregnancy, watch for signs of complications, and ensure that the baby is developing properly. Prenatal care also provides support and education for the mother to ensure that she has all of the resources she needs for a healthy pregnancy.

What happens during a prenatal appointment?

During a prenatal appointment, Dr. Pollard will analyze the patient’s vital signs to look for indications of problems, such as high blood pressure. Dr. Pollard will also ask questions about symptoms, fetal movement, and any concerns the woman may have about the pregnancy. In addition, depending on the stage of the pregnancy, she may examine the cervix and/or perform an ultrasound.

How often should pregnant woman visit Dr. Pollard?

At the beginning of the pregnancy, women will need to have examinations every few weeks. However, as the pregnancy progresses, examinations will become closer together. Women with certain health issues may also need more frequent appointments. Dr. Pollard will inform the patient of the appropriate examination schedule during her first appointment.

What is the purpose of ultrasound?

The purpose of the ultrasound is to look at the baby, as well as the mother’s reproductive organs. During an ultrasound, the technician may measure the baby and/or different structures in the mother’s body. Dr. Pollard reviews the results of the ultrasound to make sure the baby is developing properly.

What should patients expect during delivery?

During delivery, women experience contractions designed to open the cervix so the baby’s head can pass through. This is known as “vaginal birth.”

In some cases, women may not go into labor soon enough, or they may not have strong enough contractions. If this occurs, Dr. Pollard may use medication to speed up the process. In other cases, the baby may be in the wrong position for a vaginal birth, or vaginal birth may be impossible for other reasons. Dr. Pollard will typically perform a C-section to deliver the baby when vaginal birth isn’t possible.

Complications during birth are rare but possible. Dr. Pollard has extensive experience with complicated deliveries. When complications occur, she will present the options carefully and help the mother make the right choice.