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Obstetrics

Heather A Dixon, D.O. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Heather A Dixon, D.O.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Corpus Christi, TX

Pregnancy and childbirth aren’t easy to navigate on your own, especially if you’ve never been pregnant before. At Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic in Corpus Christi, Texas, Heather Dixon, DO, and their skilled team of OB/GYNs can walk you through your pregnancy, providing advanced obstetric services for low- and high-risk pregnancies. Their team values creating a bond with you to build your trust and confidence under their care. To consult with a skilled team of OB/GYNs about obstetric care, call Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, or book an appointment online today.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a medical specialty dedicated to providing care for women throughout pregnancy and childbirth. 

At Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, Dr. Dixon provides comprehensive obstetric care to help maintain your health and the health of your baby during all three trimesters. She addresses complications that may arise and helps you navigate the new and unfamiliar side effects of pregnancy. She provides up-to-date care based on the latest recommendations in the field and helps you feel comfortable and confident under her care.

You should schedule a visit to your obstetrician about eight weeks after your most recent menstrual period. Dr. Dixon helps you book regular appointments throughout your pregnancy in order to monitor you and address your questions and concerns. She also helps you plan for childbirth and attends your delivery. 

What are high-risk obstetrics?

At Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, Dr. Dixon also specializes in high-risk obstetrics. High-risk obstetrics is a subfield of obstetrics focused on pregnancies with unusual risk factors, including pre-existing conditions that could affect your pregnancy and conditions that develop during pregnancy. 

Your pregnancy may be considered high risk because of:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Multiple births (twins, triplets)
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Pregnancy if you’re 35 or older
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Smoking, drinking, and other risky behaviors
  • Past high-risk pregnancies or pregnancy complications

Even if your pregnancy is high risk, you might not experience any complications or difficulties during your pregnancy. Still, you should attend frequent precautionary appointments at Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic for monitoring if Dr. Dixon says your pregnancy is high risk. 

Which obstetric services are available?

At Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic, Dr. Dixon provides many obstetric services to keep you and your child healthy during your pregnancy and ensure a safe delivery. Her services include:

  • Regular appointments for monitoring
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • In-office lab testing for you and your baby
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Cesarean deliveries
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Forceps and vacuum deliveries
  • Circumcision for your male baby

Dr. Dixon performs these services in a safe, comfortable, and sterile environment. She encourages you to ask questions to learn more about your pregnancy and your upcoming childbirth.

In addition to these services, Dr. Dixon can help you explore the possibility of becoming pregnant if you aren’t pregnant already. She also provides fertility treatments and family planning services.

If you’re pregnant and searching for a trustworthy obstetrician to help you through each stage of pregnancy, call Corpus Christi Women’s Clinic or book an appointment online today.