Obstetrics

South Austin OBGYN

OB-GYNs located in Austin, TX

Pregnancy is an exciting, memorable time in your life. To ensure the health of you and your baby, you need an experienced obstetrician to manage your pregnancy care. At South Austin OB/GYN in South Austin, Texas, Dr. Martha Schmitz provides high-quality, comprehensive care throughout your pregnancy and beyond. From diagnostic ultrasounds to postdelivery care, you can rely on the expertise of the experienced medical team. Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is unique about the obstetrics services?

South Austin OB/GYN is a boutique practice that offers the most innovative diagnostics and cutting-edge technology to provide you with the highest quality care throughout your pregnancy. Dr.Schmitz offers customized care plans, giving you individualized attention and the pregnancy support you and your baby deserve.

The team also knows your time is precious and makes every effort to ensure every appointment is on schedule as much as possible.

Is care available for high-risk pregnancies?

Yes, Dr. Schmitz is an experienced obstetrician in the area of high-risk pregnancies. The practice offers extra pregnancy monitoring plans for moms-to-be who have underlying health problems or who are over the age of 35.

In addition to high-risk pregnancy monitoring, Dr. Schmitz ensures your labor and delivery experience goes as smoothly as possible. You have access to a team of maternal-fetal medicine specialists at St. David’s North Austin that can co-manage your pregnancy when needed. Additionally, there’s a top neonatal team and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) fully-equipped to handle any special medical needs your baby may have.   

What can I expect from prenatal appointments?

You can expect to see Dr. Schmitz every four weeks during your first 28 weeks of pregnancy, as long as you’re not considered high risk. After the first 28 weeks, you can expect to have appointments twice a month.

During your routine checkups, Dr. Schmitz measures your blood pressure and may also test your urine for glucose, proteins, and infection. She also measures your stomach and monitors the development of your baby.

If you’re 35 or over, you may also have genetic counseling, ultrasound, and an amniocentesis to ensure the health of the fetus.

What hospital will I go to for labor and delivery?

In most cases, you can expect to deliver your baby at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. You enjoy a full-service maternity ward that is well-equipped to handle delivery complications for both you and your baby. St. David’s also offers a level 3 NICU for emergencies and a neonatal team ready to handle complications.

To learn more about available obstetrics services for your pregnancy, schedule an appointment online or by phone.