Obstetrical Care & High-risk Pregnancy
Standard OB Care
Comprehensive Women’s Care adheres to the standards of prenatal and postpartum care for OB patients as set by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
On your first OB visit, as well as seeing your physician, you will be meeting with an OB nurse. You will be given a packet of information which includes a booklet entitled, “Preparing For a Healthy Baby”. The information it contains is valuable, filled with OB educational information and guidelines for a healthy mom and healthy baby. We refer to it often during your pregnancy.
We consider the initial visit the “confirmation visit”, even if the pregnancy has been confirmed elsewhere. Optimally, the initial visit should be 8-10 weeks from the first date of the last menstrual cycle.
What To Expect During Initial OB Visits
During initial OB visits, we perform an ultrasound, complete necessary lab work, provide OB education, and complete a physical examination. After this first visit, we maintain an OB visit schedule based on ACOG guidelines:
- Initial visit to 32 weeks into pregnancy — visit every 4 weeks
- 32 weeks to 36 weeks into pregnancy — visit every 2 weeks
- 36 weeks until delivery — visit every week
OB appointment visits alternate between the patient’s primary physician and one of our nurse practitioners. From time-to-time, patients may see a nurse practitioner twice in a row due to unforeseen circumstances, such as an unexpected delivery, on-call emergency, etc.
Below are educational links for different aspects of pregnancy:
- Prenatal Visits
- Prenatal Testing
- Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy
- Maintaining a Healthy Pregnancy
- Safe Medicines During Pregnancy
- Pregnancy Nutrition
- Fetal Monitoring
- Ultrasound Sonography
- Fetal Ultrasounds
- Preterm Birth
- Obstetrical Anesthesia
- Labor and Delivery Care
- Postpartum depression
Managing High-risk Pregnancies
Patients with “high-risk” pregnancies are seen at every visit by their physician, unless informed otherwise. High-risk patients may be required to have additional appointments to manage their pregnancy effectively.
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Our physicians have extensive experience managing high-risk pregnancies successfully, which often occur in women with blood disorders, obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Our office are equipped with ultrasound machines, non-stress test devices, and other equipment that allows us to meet the unique requirements of high-risk prenatal care effectively.