us a soon as you suspect you are pregnant so we can
confirm conception and begin to provide ongoing comprehensive
care. If you have not already done so, please decrease
or eliminate the use of cigarettes and alcohol, avoid
X-rays, and consult us prior to taking any prescribed
or over-the-counter medicines.
your first prenatal visit we will obtain a medical history
and perform a complete physical exam. Factors unique
to your pregnancy will be discussed and their management
outlined. The subsequent visits are generally brief,
consisting of monitoring your weight, blood pressure
and urine, measurement of the uterus to asses fetal
growth, listening for the heartbeat and addressing any
concerns you may have. Husbands, children and others
are always welcome to these visits as you desire. We
will ask you to obtain some routine laboratory work
at certain times during the pregnancy to assists us
in providing optimal care, and permit the early detection
of some otherwise asymptomatic conditions. Ultrasound
examinations are performed as needed and it is not unusual
to have one -- if not two or three -- ultrasound exams
over the course of the pregnancy. We do not, however,
encourage routine ultrasound exams simply for "curiosity"
or sex determination.
the course of your pregnancy you will have the opportunity
to work with our educators who will be giving you information
on various aspects of your pregnancy, including nutrition,
exercise, breast feeding, labor and delivery, postpartum
care and birth control after your baby is born. We encourage
you to utilize our childbirth and breastfeeding classes.
We also have information regarding prenatal exercise
and dancing classes, parenting classes, hospital sibling
tours, support groups and more.
book an appointment, please call us @ 06221-336030 or
make an online booking here.