ARC Preparing for Pregnancy

Planning to become pregnant

Proper health before deciding to become pregnant is almost as important as maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. For example, you may begin taking a prenatal vitamin daily, prescribed by your Ob/Gyn, to make certain that your body gets the necessary nutrients and vitamins needed to nourish a healthy baby.

We recommend you begin with a pre-pregnancy exam with an Ob/Gyn physician or Nurse Practitioner. ARC has Ob/Gyn doctors in multiple clinics throughout Central Texas.

Taking care of your and your baby’s health

The first few weeks of pregnancy are crucial in a child's development, so taking care of yourself before becoming pregnant is the best thing you can do for you and your baby.

One tool we recommend is the Babyscripts app. This app enables you to track your health and access the information you need for maternity care. All our Babyscripts material is carefully reviewed by your ARC Ob/Gyn and can be accessed using your phone to answer your questions. Visit the Babyscripts website for more information.

Topics to Discuss

Schedule of prenatal care 
Normal pregnancy symptoms
Testing done during pregnancy
Emotional and physical changes, warning signs and safety issues during pregnancy
Physician on-call schedules
Labor and Delivery
Clinic policies

Hospitals Where ARC Ob/Gyn Doctors Deliver


Cedar Park Regional Medical Center
Ascension Seton Northwest Hospital
Ascension Seton Hays
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center
St. David's South Austin Medical Center

Locations & Providers

  • ARC Center Street
    22420 IH-35 Suite 203
    Kyle, TX 78640
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    • Gabriella G. Gloria, APRN, MSN, CNP
      Gabriella G. Gloria, APRN, MSN, CNP
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Spanish

    • Candice R. Shipp, APRN, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC
      Candice R. Shipp, APRN, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Medical Plaza Specialty
    1401 Medical Parkway Building B, Suites 200, 211 & 220
    Cedar Park, TX 78613
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    • Albassi L. Tavares, APRN, FNP-C
      Albassi L. Tavares, APRN, FNP-C
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.8

      Accepting new patients Languages: Brazilian Portuguese

    • Susan Brooke Taylor, APRN, WHNP-BC
      Susan Brooke Taylor, APRN, WHNP-BC
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

  • ARC Seton Northwest
    11111 Research Blvd Suite 475
    Austin, TX 78759
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  • ARC South Ob/Gyn
    4315 James Casey Street Suite 105 & 200
    Austin, TX 78745
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    • Bianca E. Falcon, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Bianca E. Falcon, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.9

      Accepting new patients

    • Cheryl A. Johnston, PA-C
      Cheryl A. Johnston, PA-C
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.8

      Accepting new patients

    • Emily A. Nyman, NP
      Emily A. Nyman, NP
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.9

      Accepting new patients

    • Kaila A. Smith, APRN, FNP-C
      Kaila A. Smith, APRN, FNP-C
      Obstetrics/Gynecology
      4.8

      Accepting new patients