OBSTETRICAL CARE

Our philosophy emphasizes a very personal, individualized approach to your obstetrical care.  While many aspects of pregnancy are applicable to all patients, we recognize that each woman is unique.

FIRST TRIMESTER

At your initial visit you will meet with one of our nursing staff so that we can obtain pertinent history about you and your pregnancy. At the time of your first appointment with the doctor, an ultrasound is usually performed.  Blood tests will be done, along with the offering of early, non-invasive genetic screening.
You can see a copy of the information that will be given to you at your initial visit in the collection of documents titled PATIENT PACK.

SECOND TRIMESTER

You will be seen every month during this stage of your pregnancy. At approximately 24 weeks we perform an ultrasound  in our office to evaluate the baby’s anatomy. If the baby is in the correct position it may be possible to see the baby's gender.  Our sonographer can share that information with you if you desire to know.  EVERY PREGNANCY IS DIFFERENT - We are here to listen to your concerns and will work together with you for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. 

THIRD TRIMESTER

At 28 weeks of your pregnancy your visits will be every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, when you will be seen weekly.  At 28 weeks we will screen for gestational diabetes routinely.  At 36 weeks a vaginal culture will be obtained to screen for a bacteria called Group B Strep. 

Throughout your pregnancy we are here to partner with you in communication and planning for a healthy pregnancy and baby.  Should you have any questions at any of your visits we welcome you to visit with our nursing staff or physicians.