Obstetrics is a medical specialty that involves caring for women as they try to conceive, during their pregnancies, while they labor and deliver their children and during their postpartum recovery period. 

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Obstetrical Services We Offer

  • Prenatal Care (Routine and High risk)
  • High Resolution 3D/4D Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Genetic Testing and Counseling
  • Non-Stress Testing
  • Antenatal Testing
  • Amniocentesis
  • High Risk Pregnancy Assessment
  • Acupuncture to Promote Pregnancy Wellness
  • Prenatal Yoga to Promote Pregnancy Wellness
  • Prenatal Massage to Promote Pregnancy Wellness


When should I make my first prenatal appointment?

You should schedule your first prenatal appointment as soon as you discover that you are pregnant. Early prenatal care is crucial to a healthy pregnancy.

What if I have a history of miscarriage?

Miscarriage is a very common occurrence, and many women will have one if not more than one miscarriage. However, certain medical conditions can lead to frequent miscarriage, and many of these conditions can thankfully be easily treated. You should make an appointment with your OB/GYN for testing and to discuss potential treatment options.

What should I expect during my prenatal visits?

Your first prenatal visit will be the longest and most complete visit of your pregnancy. We will obtain a complete medical history, including a family medical history. You will have lots of blood drawn and may also have a PAP smear performed. An ultrasound might be performed at your first visit or may be scheduled for a later visit. You will have time to discuss any concerns you may have with your provider, and they will talk to you about what you can expect during your pregnancy and prenatal care.

Can I take medication during pregnancy?

Many medications are safe to take during pregnancy but there are medications that should be avoided during pregnancy. Be sure to speak to your medical provider before taking any medication during pregnancy.

What over the counter medications are safe to take during pregnancy?

Many medications are safe to take during pregnancy but there are medications that should be avoided during pregnancy. Be sure to speak to your medical provider before taking any medication during pregnancy.

I have a cat. Is this safe?

Cat’s are safe during pregnancy, but you must take precautions to avoid cat feces. Cat feces may have a parasite in it called Toxoplasmosis. This bacteria can cause problems for your developing fetus. We recommend that all pregnant women avoid the litter box. If this isn’t possible, you should wear gloves when changing the cat litter and wash your hands immediately after finishing.

Are there any foods I should avoid during pregnancy?

As a general rule, pregnant women should avoid all uncooked or under-cooked meat, poultry, and seafood. Pregnant women should also avoid any dairy products that are unpasteurized.

Can I have caffeine and/or alcohol during pregnancy?

Assuming an otherwise healthy pregnancy, up to 12 ounces per day of caffeine is considered safe. There is no amount of alcohol that is considered safe during pregnancy and it should be completely avoided.

Can I travel while I am pregnant?

Travel before the 36th week of pregnancy is considered safe in an otherwise low-risk pregnancy. It is important when traveling to remain well hydrated and to walk around for at least 2 minutes every two hours to reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs.

Can I see my dentist while I am pregnant?

It is safe to see your dentist when pregnant and most dental procedures are also safe during pregnancy. Speak to your medical provider about your specific situation before making an appointment to see the dentist.

Can I get a massage while pregnant?

Massage during pregnancy is not only safe, but it has also been found to have many health benefits. Just make sure that your massage therapist knows that you are pregnant as there are certain areas of the body that they will want to avoid.

I think I’ve been exposed to chickenpox/shingles. What should I do?

Thankfully most people are immune to the Varicella virus that causes chickenpox and shingles. Either way, you should let your medical provider know ASAP because exposure to this virus during pregnancy if you are not immune, can potentially cause problems for your developing baby.

How will I know if I am in labor?

The main signs of labor are contractions that are painful, consistent, and time-abled. Other potential signs include spotting or bleeding as well as leakage of clear fluid from the vagina.

What symptoms and signs during pregnancy requires immediate attention?

Pregnancy is a whole-body process and you will experience many symptoms through-out your nine month journey. Potential danger signs during pregnancy including intense cramping and abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, leakage of clear fluid from the vagina, a sudden decrease in the amount of fetal movement, severe headaches, blurry vision or sudden vision changes, extreme pain or swelling especially in only one leg, as well as persistent nausea or vomiting.

What tests and procedures are expected during pregnancy?

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