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Obstetrics Specialist

Jon T. Ricks, MD PA

Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in North Dallas, Frisco, TX

To care for the changing health needs of pregnant women and their growing babies, the office of Jon T. Ricks, MD PA, offers comprehensive obstetrics services in Frisco, Texas. Dr. Ricks has extensive experience caring for routine and high-risk pregnancies. He provides various obstetrics services in-office, including genetic testing, ultrasound imaging, and customized labor and delivery plans. To schedule an obstetrics consultation, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Obstetrics Q&A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a field of medicine that focuses on promoting healthy pregnancies and safe labor and deliveries.

As a skilled obstetrician, Dr. Ricks offers comprehensive obstetrics services in-office for routine and high-risk pregnancies. He can diagnose and treat conditions or complications that can affect your health or the health of your baby throughout pregnancy and during labor and delivery.

The available obstetrics services include:

  • Prenatal visits
  • Testing for fetal disorders
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

The office of Jon T. Ricks, MD PA also offers the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)-accredited 3D and 4D ultrasonography services on-site to monitor your baby’s development and growth. Ultrasounds also provide valuable information about your baby’s activity, the sufficiency of amniotic fluids, and are used to estimate your due date.

What’s involved in high-risk obstetrics?

High-risk obstetrics are specialized services that focus on women who have a high-risk pregnancy. This type of pregnancy describes situations where underlying health issues or other factors increase the complication risk in the mother or baby.

Factors that can potentially cause a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Heart disease
  • Seizure disorders
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Being overweight or underweight
  • Carrying multiples (twins, triplets)

If you have a history of pregnancy complications or miscarriages, Dr. Ricks may classify your pregnancy as high-risk. Teenaged mothers may also have high risk factors for pregnancy complications.

What obstetrics services are available for labor and delivery?

Dr. Ricks works with you before the delivery of your baby to create a labor and delivery plan to help you prepare for childbirth. He discusses the signs and symptoms of labor and when you should go to the hospital.

As you approach your due date, Dr. Ricks will continue to perform vaginal exams to ensure your baby is in the head-first position. When you’re in labor, he monitors your progress and assists with vaginal birth.

In the event you need a cesarean section or have other complications, Dr. Ricks keeps you up-to-date with what to expect until you deliver. He also performs a thorough health evaluation of you and your baby soon after birth.

To schedule an obstetrics consultation, call the office of Jon T. Ricks, MD PA, today or book an appointment online.