Look to our experienced team for complete care during your pregnancy, one of the most memorable and important times of your life. Your doctor will be there for you and your baby every step of the way with prenatal care, counseling and delivering your beautiful new baby. See us for regular exams throughout your pregnancy — we’ll monitor your blood pressure and weight, and the baby’s heartrate. We can visually check the baby with safe, non-invasive ultrasound.
You are at higher risk during your pregnancy if you have a pre-existing medical condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disorder, heart disease, cancer, a history of miscarriage, or other complication. Multiple births (twins or triplets) are also considered high-risk pregnancies. Your challenges are greater, but your doctor will help you meet them by closely monitoring you and your baby’s health and employing state-of-the-art delivery techniques to help ensure a positive birth experience.
Obstetrical ultrasound, safe for mother and baby, uses sound waves to show images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid. We’ll perform several ultrasounds during your pregnancy to monitor the development of your baby and the condition of your uterus. You and your doctor will see the results immediately on the screen, with a more detailed report available in a few days after the doctor analyzes the images. Ultrasound is a valuable procedure that helps us ensure a “no surprises” birth.
Sometimes it is necessary to deliver the baby surgically through an abdominal incision, because the baby is in distress (weak heartbeat), labor has stopped, or the placenta is too near or covers the opening of the uterus. This is an emergency Cesarean or C-section. Non-emergency C-sections are also called for if you delivered via Cesarean section with a previous pregnancy or we have determined that the baby is “breech,” or positioned so that he or she will be born feet-first or buttocks-first, instead of head-first.
Breastfeeding is good for mothers and babies, creating a wonderful bonding experience and bestowing health benefits on both. Although it’s a natural process, it’s not always easy — many new mothers and some experienced moms with new babies run into problems with breastfeeding. We can help with a lactation consultation to review proper positioning, how to help your baby “latch on” properly and answer all your questions about breastfeeding.
Infertility Evaluation and Treatment
If you’re having difficulty getting pregnant you are not alone — 1 in 8 couples are struggling with infertility. The cause is commonly the man’s (low sperm count, poor sperm motility, etc.), but can also be a result the woman’s blocked fallopian tubes, hormonal imbalance, ovulation disorders or uterine fibroid tumors. Age and stress can also affect fertility. Ask us about solutions — there are many, including medications, hormone therapy and assisted reproductive technology (ART).