Complete Obstetrical Care

Whether you're already expecting or trying to conceive, Advanced Healthcare for Women & Children is your destination for comprehensive, personalized care. We specialize in prenatal services, ensuring the well-being of both you and your baby throughout pregnancy. We understand the significance of this journey and are honored to be part of your family's new chapter.

In our office, you won't feel rushed. Your questions and concerns are paramount, and we value your active involvement in your care. We're committed to accommodating your unique preferences, making your experience truly personalized.

Consistent prenatal care is crucial in showing love and care for your baby, even before their arrival. At Advanced Healthcare for Women & Children, we stand by your side, providing expert management of your pregnancy. Our experienced staff is well-versed in cutting-edge treatments and medical technologies to ensure optimal care for both you and your baby.

Our obstetric services encompass routine obstetrics, prenatal testing, in-office obstetrical ultrasounds (including 3D & 4D), antenatal testing, childbirth and baby care education, personal support throughout labor and delivery, and referrals for certified lactation consultants for breastfeeding guidance. Your journey is our priority.

Prenatal Care

At Advanced Healthcare for Women, we believe in the importance of prenatal care for the well-being of your baby. Regular check-ups throughout your pregnancy are essential to ensure your baby's health and catch any potential issues early. Research shows that women who receive prenatal care have healthier babies and are less likely to experience premature births or pregnancy-related complications.

We strongly encourage our patients to schedule regular prenatal visits from the start of their pregnancy, typically beginning with monthly appointments. As your pregnancy advances, these visits will become more frequent. Here's a brief overview of what our prenatal care includes, all aimed at keeping you and your baby as healthy as possible.

The Initial Prenatal Visit

On your first prenatal visit we will:

  • Provide our patients with information on how to care for themselves and their growing baby.

  • Perform an ultrasound of your baby to verify your baby’s due date and size, and we will give you a picture of your baby for you to enjoy.

  • Perform a physical examination. This will include a pelvic examination to check for any risk factors for you and your baby.

  • A blood test called the “prenatal panel” and will offer you additional blood tests such as the HIV test and cystic fibrosis screening test.

We're dedicated to keeping our patients well-informed throughout their pregnancy journey. We'll guide you on recognizing warning signs, managing common discomforts, and introduce you to the available healthcare professionals and facilities. Plus, we're here for you 24/7 with our contact information to connect with our clinicians. Your peace of mind is our priority.

What to Expect at Each Visit

First Trimester (0-13 weeks)

Every visit will include:

•Weight, blood pressure and urine check, uterine size, fetal heart rate

•Each assessment is to ensure the pregnancy is progressing well

•Time to answer questions

•Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound to assess the risk for down syndrome

•Chorionic Villus sampling Trisomy 18 screening (If desired)

Second Trimester (14-28 weeks)

The second trimester is very similar to the first, in terms of routine evaluation of weight, blood pressure, urine, and uterine size.

The other important tests that are performed during this trimester are:

•Fetal anatomy ultrasound –Looks at the development of vital organs, placental location and amniotic fluid level. (@16-20 weeks)

•Amniocentesis (if desired)

•Sequential and/or Neural Tube Defect testing (MSAFP)

•Gestational Diabetes testing (@24-28 weeks)

Third Trimester (28-40 weeks)

Prenatal visits still include evaluation of weight, blood pressure, urine, uterine size and fetal heart rate.

The important tests that are performed during this trimester are:

•Gestational Diabetes testing (if not done in the second trimester)

•Antibody screening in women with Rh negative blood type to ensure if a patient needs the Rhogam injection.

•CBC/blood count to check for anemia (an increased iron requirement in pregnancy often results in anemia). Checking for anemia in the early third trimester allows for proper supplementation and counseling.

•Group B Streptococcus Screening (GBS) (35-37 weeks): This is a swab of the lower vaginal and rectal area to screen for colonization of the GBS bacteria organism. GBS colonization is not harmful to the pregnant woman, but may harmful to the baby if it passes through the birth canal. A baby’s immune system is immature at birth and may be unable to fight off the GBS bacteria. This in turn can cause infections such as sepsis, pneumonia and/or meningitis.

•Ultrasound: May be done to follow up on placenta location, fetal growth in at risk women with Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR), Chronic Hypertention, Diabetes, and/or women with fibroids.

OB Visit Intervals

In women who are low risk, visits usually occur:

•Every 4 weeks until 28 weeks

•Every 2 weeks until 36 weeks

•Every week until delivery

Frequency of visits may increase if a pregnancy is determined to be high risk.

State-of-the-Art Ultrasound & 3D 4D Ultrasounds

Obstetrical ultrasounds are safe and noninvasive procedures that use sound waves to create real-time images of the fetus, placenta, and amniotic fluid. These images can be viewed on a computer monitor by both the patient and our healthcare providers. Ultrasounds can be performed transabdominally, involving the movement of a transducer across the lower abdomen, or transvaginally, where a transducer is inserted into the vagina for a more comprehensive view of the fetus and surrounding organs.

Throughout pregnancy, we routinely perform obstetrical ultrasounds to monitor fetal growth and development right in our clinic. In the first trimester, we use ultrasounds to determine the fetus's age, check for multiples, and screen for potential birth defects like Down syndrome. Later in pregnancy, we conduct regular ultrasounds to assess the size and position of the fetus, placenta, and amniotic fluid, ensuring a smooth delivery. Additionally, our office offers 3D/4D ultrasounds for interested patients.

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