Pregnancy Specialist

Carrie Kim Patterson, MD -  - OB/GYN

Carrie Kim Patterson, MD

OB/GYN located in Frisco, TX

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting, and challenging, adventures you may undertake while your body undergoes an incredible amount of change in a short period as you prepare to bring a new life into the world. Dr. Carrie Patterson, a highly-ranked OB/GYN in Frisco, Texas, will guide you every step of the way with skilled obstetric care, ensuring that both you and your child are as healthy as possible. If you’re planning on getting pregnant, or you’re already pregnant, call and make an appointment with Dr. Patterson today to get started.

Pregnancy Q & A

What services does an obstetrician perform?

An obstetrician has extensive schooling, training, and experience in the following areas:

  • Pre-pregnancy health
  • Pregnancy and prenatal care
  • Labor
  • Childbirth
  • Post-Birth related health issues
  • Genetics
  • Genetic counseling

In other words, Dr. Patterson will monitor your health, as well as your baby’s health, from start to finish, guaranteeing as successful an outcome as possible.

What do I need to do to prepare for pregnancy?

If you’d like to start a family or grow your existing family, it’s always a good idea to see Dr. Patterson beforehand to establish a baseline of your health, and discuss ways in which you can optimize your health, as well the health of your future baby, which may include:

  • Mitigating risk factors, such as smoking or alcohol consumption
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Family medical history review
  • Managing any pre-existing conditions you may have

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is the care you receive throughout your pregnancy. Once Dr. Patterson confirms your pregnancy, she sets up a schedule of visits to track the development of your baby, monitor your health, and watch out for any potential problems. A typical schedule looks like this:

  • Once a month for weeks four through 28
  • Twice a month for weeks 28 through 36
  • Weekly for weeks 36 to birth

During each of your visits, Dr. Patterson checks your vitals, your weight, and your overall health. She also carefully monitors the growth of your baby, making sure they're meeting important developmental milestones. To do this, she uses ultrasounds, which give you the first glimpses of your unborn child, and can also reveal the sex of your baby, should you wish to know in advance.

What happens when I go into labor?

As a trained obstetrician, Dr. Patterson thoroughly understands the delivery process and knows what to look out for and how to take preventive action, giving your baby the best possible start in life.

When it comes time for your child’s delivery, Dr. Patterson ensures that you have the best care available, and she works with Baylor Medical Center Women’s Center, a state-of-the-art natal unit with an expert staff on hand.