Pregnancy Care

With their training in family medicine, Dr. Gagon and Dr. Valdez view your pregnancy as part of the larger picture of your life. They will work with you to build a birth plan that strikes the perfect balance between modern medicine and your personalized care. Our obstetric services include but are not limited to:

  • Full OB privileges including C-section deliveries at Castleview Hospital
  • Prenatal care
  • In-office ultrasound
  • Management of gestational diabetes
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • C-section deliveries
  • Timely and accessible answers to questions and concerns

If you would like to meet Dr. Gagon or Dr. Valdez in person, please call our office to schedule a complimentary introductory appointment.

About Gagon Pregnancy Care

In most cases, you will meet with your doctor more than 13 times during the course of your pregnancy. Regular visits are important to help reduce the risk of complications. As family physicians, your pregnancy is viewed as part of the larger picture of your life. Our providers are trained to care for the whole family through all stages of life. We hope you will also choose our office to care for your new baby.

Choosing a Family Physician

Whether pregnancy is a new venture for your or you’ve been through it before, finding the right care provider can make a big difference in your experience. Family physicians are trained to provide care for the whole family through all stages of life, including pregnancy and birth.

If you’ve had a family doctor before, you know that he will know you well and be familiar with your family and medical history. Thus, your pregnancy is viewed as part of the larger picture of your life. Another advantage of a family doctor is that he can continue to treat you and your baby after birth.

Dr. Gagon and Dr. Valdez are are both board-certified as family physicians and have full OB privileges at Castleview Hospital including C-sections.

Pregnancy Tests

The best time to check for a pregnancy using a urine home pregnancy test is on or after your expected start date of your next period.

Not getting the results you want? Come in for an appointment. We can go over the results with you and order a blood test and any other tests the doctor feels are necessary for your health and the health of your unborn baby.

Prenatal Care

Nutrition: We can’t say enough about how important this is for your body and your baby’s body. If you are thinking of getting pregnant, take inventory of what you eat. Are you eating plenty of fruits, vegetable, and healthy carbohydrates? Are you avoiding high fat foods and processed foods? It’s all right to have a few chips and cookies, just not the whole bag! Eat whole grains, legumes, and protein. Remember the old saying, “you are what you eat!”? Well, now that applies to two of you.

Folic Acid: is very important to the developing fetus. If possible, start taking a prenatal vitamin 3 months before getting pregnant. You can get these over the counter, or contact our office for a prescription.

Some medications are harmful to the developing baby. If you think you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, give us a call to discuss which of your medications may need to be stopped or changed.

Every Week Counts! We know you can’t wait to meet your baby face-to-face. Experts, however, are learning that scheduling a birth earlier than 39 weeks for non-medical reasons can cause problems for both mom and baby. Going the full 40 weeks is what your baby needs to grow and develop. Labor should only be induced for medical reasons, not for convenience or scheduling concerns.