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Prenatal Care

The OBGYN Center offers the highest level of obstetric care for you and your unborn baby. Our team of doctors will guide you through the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and post-partum phases with utmost attention to your wellbeing including prenatal vitamin counseling, referrals to genetic counseling, and monitoring of development through ultrasound technology.


Our services include routine and high risk pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, miscarriages, and other complications relating to pregnancy.

Prenatal Visits

Because pregnancy is a time of great change for your body as well as the fetus, you will be visiting our office on a regular basis . During your regular visits, your weight, blood pressure and urine will be checked .Your abdomen is measured to check fetal growth and we will listen to your baby’s heartbeat beginning around week 14 .Visits will be as follows:

• Monthly office visits until 28 weeks

• Office visits twice a month from 29 weeks to 36 weeks

• Weekly office visits from 36 weeks to 40 weeks

• Postpartum follow-up visit 4-6 weeks after delivery


Please bring this book with you to each of your scheduled prenatal visits, so that we may document the date in which your visits occur .


• First OB visit: Cystic Fibrosis Screening

An optional blood test to evaluate the risk of parents having a child with cystic fibrosis .This test can be performed any time during the pregnancy .


• 11-14 weeks: First Trimester screen (Ultra screen)

An optional fetal ultrasound (performed at Walter Adams Hospital) and blood test to evaluate the baby’s risk for Down Syndrome and chromosomal problems .


• 15-22 weeks: AFP-4(Alpha Fetal Protein)

An optional blood test performed to detect whether baby may be at risk for birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, or chromosome problems such as Down Syndrome .


• 16-18weeks: Amniocentesis

An optional procedure offered for all pregnant women to screen for chromosomal and genetic disorders and certain birth defects .


• 20-22 weeks: Ultrasound

A test that uses sound waves to outline and photograph organs of the developing baby to determine if there are any abnormalities .This test also allows the physician to determine or confirm the due date.


• 26-28weeks: 1hourGCT (1hour Sugar Test)

A blood test performed to detect if the pregnancy is causing diabetes. Anemiare checked RHOGAMinjection Administered if the mother has Rh negative blood type .


• 30weeks-delivery: Non-Stress Test

A test using an electronic fetal monitor to record the heart rate of thefetus and measure contractions of the uterus, if complications occur, and is also used to monitor fetus in a high risk pregnancy .


• 35-37weeks: GBS Culture

A vaginal /rectal culture collected to detect Group B Strep .


• 36weeks-delivery:

An internal exam to check the cervix for dilation .


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