Pregnancy is usually one of the most exciting and anxiety provoking times in a woman’s life. We would like to make your pregnancy as enjoyable and stress free as possible.
ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) recommends that pregnant women be seen for scheduled visits and have lab work done to assess their health and the health of the baby. The initial visit is usually between 6-8 weeks gestation. Most women will return for visits every 4 weeks until 28-30 weeks, then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until delivery. Ultrasounds are usually done around the first visit to confirm gestational age, and around 20 weeks to assess the anatomy of the baby.
Many women are concerned about what medications are safe to use during pregnancy. Please click here for pregnancy medications. If you have questions about specific medications please call the office.
One new and exciting technology available is 3D/4D sonograms. Many women and families can’t wait to see the baby and relish the ability to spend time viewing their baby. The sonograms done early in the pregnancy and around 20 weeks are 2D sonograms. These ultrasounds work in a single plane view. The software in our special ultrasound machine is able to take the images from many angles and render accurate 3D images of your baby, when those images are put in motion that adds the 4th dimension of time. A 3D/4D sonogram is usually done between 28 and 31 weeks to get the best images. This type of sonogram is not considered diagnostic (it is done just for fun) and is not covered by insurance.