Johannes Ramirez, MD -  - Gynecologist

Johannes Ramirez, MD

Gynecologist & Obstetrician located in Oxnard, CA

Prenatal Care Specialist

Dr. Johannes Ramirez is an OBGYN who practices out of Oxnard, Camarillo, CA and understands how important proper prenatal care is to you and your developing child. His training, experience, and care are what every expectant mother needs.

Prenatal Care Q & A

by Johannes Ramirez, MD

When Should the First Prenatal Visit be Scheduled?

As soon a patient thinks they are pregnant, they should schedule their first prenatal appointment. Ample time should be allowed for that first visit. If possible, the patient’s partner should be included in this visit.

What Can be Expected in That First Visit?

Medical history - Gynecological history and menstrual cycle, past pregnancies, medications already in use, personal and family medical history, and lifestyle choices (use of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine) are investigated.

Physical exam - Body mass index (BMI) is determined in order to advise the recommended weight gain a mother needs for a healthy pregnancy. Heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate are a part of a comprehensive physical exam. The physician examines the vagina and opening to the uterus (cervix) so that changes in their size confirm future stages of pregnancy. Blood work is done to determine:

  • Blood type - This includes checking Rh status.
  • Hemoglobin Measurement - Low hemoglobin indicates that red blood cells are not healthy, and the mother may be anemic.
  • Infection Immunity - Chickenpox and Rubella is checked for unless the mother can provide proof of vaccination or has a documented medical history of natural immunity.
  • Exposure to other infections - Tests may be done to check for hepatitis B, syphilis, chlamydia or gonorrhea, and HIV.

Are There Other Visits That Will be Scheduled?

Shorter follow-up visits take place about every four weeks of the first trimester. During these visits, we check a patient’s blood pressure and weight and ask if they have any concerns. At about the end of the first trimester - between nine and 12 weeks - a patient is often able to hear their child’s heartbeat during the examination.

Patients are encouraged to ask any questions about their pregnancy - including things that seem embarrassing or uncomfortable. Help is available whenever patients need it.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Johannes Ramirez, MD accepts most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Family PACT
United Healthcare

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    "My wife sees Dr. Ramirez and all I can say is WOW! A doctor who actually listens & takes time with his patients figuring out their needs. Breath of fresh air!"

    Dave L.
Johannes Ramirez, MD
750 Gonzales Road, #120
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: 805-485-8515
Fax: 805-247-1893
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