Obstetrics

David Coy, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Indio, CA

Whether it’s your first baby or your third, pregnancy is an exciting and wonderful experience for you and your family, especially when you have an OB/GYN who understands your concerns for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. David Coy MD of First Desert Obstetrics & Gynecology Medical Associates Inc. is an experienced obstetrician and gynecologist who provides expert health care for women in Indio, California, at every stage of your pregnancy. Dr. Coy and his compassionate obstetrics team treat you like family to help you have a healthy and memorable pregnancy. Call for an appointment or book online.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics encompasses the many aspects of women’s health care that begins before conception and goes through pregnancy and childbirth. Obstetricians like Dr. Coy can help you with infertility challenges and health issues, prenatal care for you and your baby, and high-risk pregnancies and deliveries. Dr. Coy understand all aspects of yours and your baby’s health needs during this time and is highly capable of managing emergency situations as well, including surgery and postnatal care.

In nearly 20 years in practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Coy has delivered more than 10,000 babies, so he is familiar with unexpected situations that arise and handles them with expertise. He strives to make every woman feel comfortable, so you can have a healthy, memorable pregnancy and delivery.

What conditions do obstetricians treat?

Typically, you see Dr. Coy for the duration of your pregnancy, through delivery, and after you give birth. He provides the highest standards of prenatal care for you and your baby by checking your health and pregnancy progress at each visit. As an obstetrician, Dr. Coy also treats:

  • High-risk pregnancies
  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Fetal distress
  • Uterine ruptures
  • Hemorrhages
  • Placental abruptions
  • Preeclampsia during pregnancy
  • Shoulder dystocia

Dr. Coy can perform procedures and surgeries as needed during labor and delivery, such as:

  • Cesarean deliveries
  • Vaginal deliveries
  • Circumcisions
  • Episiotomies
  • Dilation and curettage
  • Ultrasounds

Every pregnancy and delivery is unique and Dr. Coy is there to expertly manage health situations as they arise during your pregnancy, birth, and for postpartum care after delivery.

When would I need an ultrasound during pregnancy?

Dr. Coy may recommend prenatal ultrasound tests to diagnose any issues and assess your baby’s health as you progress through pregnancy. This noninvasive procedure provides images of your developing baby and is completely safe for you and your baby. You may need an early ultrasound during the first 6-10 weeks of your pregnancy to confirm and date the pregnancy.

Additionally, you may have an ultrasound during the middle of your pregnancy between 16-20 weeks to learn your baby’s sex if you desire. Dr. Coy may also recommend ultrasound testing for genetic reasons, or if there are signs of a developing problem during pregnancy. If you have a pre-existing health condition like diabetes, Dr. Coy might suggest more frequent ultrasounds to monitor your baby’s health.

It’s important to have an obstetrician you trust and feel comfortable with before, during, and after your pregnancy. If you live in the Indio, California, area, call the office for an appointment or schedule one online.