Pregnancy Specialist

Dakota Women's Clinic

OB/GYNs located in Mitchell, SD

Whether you’re trying to get pregnant or already expecting a child, it’s important to choose the right OB/GYN to guide you through this unforgettable process. Dr. Michael R. Krause, DO, physician assistant Michele Peitz, and the compassionate team at Dakota Women’s Clinic provide a variety of pregnancy services, including 3D and 4D ultrasounds, for women in and around Mitchell, South Dakota. If you’re looking for friendly and knowledgeable medical care throughout your pregnancy, call Dakota Women’s Clinic or book an appointment online today.

Pregnancy Q & A

Dakota Women's Clinic

What medical care do I need before pregnancy?

The team at Dakota Women’s Clinic values the opportunity to help expectant mothers deliver healthy, happy babies. They support you every step of the way and make sure you have all the information you need for a successful pregnancy.

Pre-pregnancy services at Dakota Women’s Clinic include:

Preconception Counseling

If you’re trying to become pregnant, Dr. Krause or Michele can help you understand your fertility cycle. This information may make it easier to conceive.

Fertility Evaluation

If you’ve been trying for over six months and haven’t gotten pregnant, a fertility consultation for you and your partner is a good decision. 

What medical care do I need during pregnancy?

If you’re already pregnant, you may feel excited and a little confused. Dr. Krause and Michele offer expert care for low- and high-risk pregnancies. Your personalized prenatal care plan may include:

  • Monitoring the health of you and your growing baby
  • Taking 3D and 4D ultrasounds
  • Screening for health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes
  • Counseling you on proper nutrition, exercise, and staying healthy
  • Helping you cope with morning sickness, heartburn, or back and leg pain
  • Explaining what to expect during labor and delivery
  • Answering any questions you may have about pregnancy

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy involves increased risk of health problems for you or your baby. Some high-risk pregnancies are due to preexisting conditions, while others involve a medical condition that develops while you’re pregnant.

In either case, Dr. Krause and Michele provide expert prenatal care to reduce the risk of potential complications.

Conditions that may cause a high-risk pregnancy include:

  • Having an existing health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Having twins or multiple births
  • Being under age 20 or over age 35
  • Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy
  • Drinking alcohol during pregnancy

How does an OB/GYN help with labor and delivery?

As you approach your due date, Dr. Krause and Michele help you prepare for childbirth. They may counsel you on important decisions, such as whether to use an epidural or get a Cesarean section.

Dr. Krause delivers babies at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota.

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant, call Dakota Women’s Clinic or book an appointment online today.