Navigating Your Pregnancy Journey with Healthy Connections Obstetrics

Navigating Your Pregnancy Journey with Healthy Connections Obstetrics

Comprehensive prenatal care from the experts at Healthy Connections


Embark on an extraordinary pregnancy journey with Healthy Connections Obstetrics, your trusted partner for pregnancy care in. Guided by the empowering philosophy of #DeliveredByMomCaughtByDrWorley, we celebrate the miracle of life under the dedicated care of Dr. Kara Worley, MD. Our commitment to optimal health for both you and your baby is reflected in personalized care tailored to your unique needs.


Obstetrics Services

Prenatal Care

Receive expert guidance and support throughout your pregnancy journey with our comprehensive prenatal care services.

Labor and Delivery

Experience a comfortable childbirth process, utilizing the exceptional facilities of National Park Medical Center for labor and delivery, guided by the expertise of your Healthy Connections OBGYN.

Postpartum Care

Our postpartum care ensures you and your newborn receive the necessary attention and care to navigate the early stages of parenthood.

Birth Control Counseling

Personalized counseling services are available to help you make informed decisions about birth control options, tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

OBGYN Providers

Kara Worley, OBGYN

Kara Worley, OBGYN

Obstetrics, Women's Health

Pittman Moore, MD

Pittman Moore, MD

Women's Health & BioTE

Leslie Collie, APRN

Leslie Collie, APRN

Primary Care

Obstetrics Clinic appointments

Hot Springs Central

3604 Central Ave. Suite D


301 Professional Park Dr.

Malvern Teeter Plaza

900 MLK Blvd.

Insurance and Billing Information

At Healthy Connections Obstetrics, we understand that every pregnancy journey is unique. We accept Medicaid and most health insurance plans, making quality obstetrical care accessible to all. For patients without insurance who qualify, we offer a sliding-fee scale.

When to Schedule Your First Visit

We encourage you to schedule your first prenatal visit as soon as you know you’re pregnant. Following the American Pregnancy Association’s recommendation, aim to make an appointment within eight weeks of your last menstrual period.

Prenatal Care Visits

The frequency of prenatal visits varies based on factors such as age and potential complications. For a healthy woman aged 18 to 35, the schedule typically includes:

  • Every 4 to 6 weeks for the first 32 weeks
  • Every 2 to 3 weeks for the 32nd to 37th weeks
  • Every week from the 37th week through delivery

Trimester Breakdown

First Trimester (0 to 13 weeks)

During these crucial weeks, your baby undergoes significant development, and you may experience symptoms like fatigue, nausea, and breast tenderness. If you encounter warning signs such as bleeding or severe cramping, contact our office immediately.

Second Trimester (14 to 26 weeks)

Often referred to as the “golden period,” this trimester brings relief from some first-trimester symptoms. Baby movements become noticeable, and the baby’s development includes forming eyelids, eyebrows, and nails..

Third Trimester (27 to 40 weeks

In the home stretch, physical symptoms may include occasional abdominal pain, stronger fetal movement, and swelling. By the end of this trimester, your baby will be preparing for life outside the womb.

Pregnancy Testing: We conduct routine tests and may recommend additional ones based on individual circumstances.

Emergency Obstetrics Appointments: Contact us promptly if you experience symptoms requiring immediate attention during pregnancy.

Creating a Birth Plan: Planning for your delivery is an exciting part of your journey. We provide guidance on creating a birth plan to help you express your preferences for labor and delivery..


What insurance plans do you accept?
We accept Medicaid and most health insurance plans. If you have specific questions about coverage, feel free to contact our billing department for assistance.
I don't have insurance. Can I still receive care?
Absolutely. We offer a sliding-fee scale for patients without insurance who qualify. Contact our financial assistance team to discuss your options and eligibility.
How can I schedule my first prenatal visit?
Scheduling your first prenatal visit is easy. Simply call our appointment line at 888-710-8220 or use our online scheduling system on our website.
Can I choose the hospital for delivery?
We offer delivery at the National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs. During your prenatal visits, we’ll discuss your preferences and plan accordingly.
What should I include in my birth plan?
Your birth plan is a personal expression of your preferences for labor and delivery. Consider including your desired birthing environment, pain management preferences, and any specific requests you may have.

Feel free to contact us at 888-710-8220 for more in-depth information on these topics. We’re here to support you at every stage of your pregnancy journey.


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