We provide prenatal care in the 1st trimester only (through week 12), but we can see pregnant women for other medical conditions throughout their pregnancy. We do not do deliveries.
Prenatal care consists of regular office visits to monitor both the mother's and the baby's health (including listening to fetal heart tones) during pregnancy. We also order labs, ultrasounds, and other tests as appropriate. Early in pregnancy, these visits are monthly; they become more frequent as the due date approaches.
For those women seeing us for initial prenatal care, they should plan to transfer their care to a midwife or obstetrician (OB) after the 1st trimester.
If you already see an obstetrician or midwife for your prenatal care but have an illness, injury, or chronic condition, we can provide care in those instances. We carefully consider the risks of any evaluation or treatment on the mother and her baby.
We can also provide post-partum care. This care involves making sure the mother recovers well after delivery. A post-partum check is usually done approximately 6 weeks after birth, but it may be sooner if there are any problems.
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