Obstetrics Specialist

William Garcia, MD -  - OBGYN

William Garcia, MD

OBGYN located in Vienna, VA

For women who are preparing to welcome a new baby into the family, finding a great obstetrician is a critical part of that process. William Garcia, MD, is honored to be the obstetrician of choice for many women in and around Vienna, Virginia. In fact, many of his patients were so pleased with his care, they introduced friends and loved ones to the practice. If you’re planning a pregnancy or are already expecting, book a visit with Dr. Garcia online or by phone.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is an obstetrician?

Obstetrics is an area of medical specialty focused on pregnancy and childbirth. An obstetrician is a women’s health professional who has received additional training in matters related to pregnancy and the labor and delivery process.

As a board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Garcia has completed additional training in obstetrics and gynecology and passed rigorous oral and written exams to demonstrate proficiency. In more than 30 years of practice, Dr. Garcia has received a hands-on, real-time education in all aspects of pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal care.

Why is prenatal care so important?

A vast body of research supports the fact that nations where quality prenatal care is readily available have lower rates of complications for mothers and infants. Having the guidance of a trusted women’s health specialist is also a great source of calm and reassurance during what is a joyful yet often tumultuous time.

Every pregnancy is different, and even women who are welcoming their second, third, or subsequent child into the family require prenatal care. These visits allow Dr. Garcia to gather much-needed information about how your pregnancy is progressing and how your baby’s development is moving forward.

Prenatal visits also include numerous screenings that can rule out genetic and developmental problems, giving mothers essential information that can guide future care. Some testing is done in the early stages of pregnancy, while other screening options must wait until later in the pregnancy.

What if I have a high-risk pregnancy?

Many different factors can contribute to a pregnancy being deemed high risk. It’s important for expectant mothers to understand that a high-risk pregnancy simply means you’ll need to be closely monitored as you move forward.

Any of the following conditions can cause a pregnancy to be labeled high risk:

  • Blood disorders
  • Obesity
  • Maternal age over 35
  • Lupus
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Depression and/or anxiety  
  • Thyroid disease
  • Diabetes

Whenever possible, treating the underlying condition is the best way to manage a high-risk pregnancy.

The best way to support a healthy pregnancy is to begin working with a skilled obstetrician as soon as possible. To meet with Dr. Garcia to discuss his approach to pregnancy care, book an appointment online or by phone.