OB Care with Metropolitan Women’s Group
Our goal is to provide you with the best healthcare possible and for your to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. Most importantly, a health baby. We expect that everything will be perfect leading up to your delivery, but we are prepared to take care of you if there are any bumps along the way. We have an obstetrician at the hospital 24 hours a day.
Your First Visit – What to Expect
Your first visit will take approximately 40 minutes. You will initially meet with the Nurse who will review your past history including your past gynecologic and pregnancy history. You will meet with the Doctor to review your medical history, perform full physical examination, assess any high risk factors that may impact your pregnancy. Depending on how far you are along in your pregnancy you may be able hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first.
- A complete history and physical examination
- Blood Pressure
- Urine Screening
- Prenatal education and counseling
- Initial prenatal blood work
- Prenatal blood work will include: Complete blood count (CBC)
- Lab Services
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Following your initial visit, you will see the Doctor every 4 weeks. At each checkup, you will have your vitals checked (blood pressure and weight). You will leave a urine sample so we can measure the protein in your urine. The Doctor will ask you questions, measure your belly and listen to the baby’s heartbeat. You will have plenty of time to ask the Doctor questions – be sure to bring a list to avoid forgetting anything.
You will be referred for an ultrasound at examine the baby’s growth and development to confirm the estimated due date. Around 30 weeks, you will start coming to the office every 2 weeks. Starting at 36 weeks, you will be seen every week.
Labor & Delivery
Labor and Delivery is where you will delivery your baby, but is also used as the “emergency room” for our patients more than 20 weeks pregnant. If you have a concern, anytime day or night, do not hesitate to come to the hospital’s L&D unit to be evaluated. The hospital has an obstetrician and pediatrician already in the hospital. In addition, there is a high risk obstetrician available 24 hours day for consultation. Should your baby be born prematurely or have other medical needs, the hospital has a special care nursery on-site the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The NICU is staffed 24 hours a day with board-certified neonatalogists, pediatricians, and nurses specially certified in neonatal care and inpatient obstetrics. The NICU is equipped with the most advanced, state-of-the art equipment to care for premature babies and those who have experienced problems during birth.
When you are in labor, you will be a specially designed “birthing” room for your comfort throughout the labor and delivery process. The experienced nursing staff will provide you with personalized care in a warm, supportive environment during her whole shift. When you are ready to delivery, you will deliver your baby in your “birthing” room. You are allow to have anyone you like with you, though we do not recommend more than 3 or 4 people at a time. After you have your baby, you will have a chance to hold your baby in your arms for this first time. You will then be moved to the post-partum unit where, after your baby is examined by the pediatrician, your healthy baby will be brought to stay with you during your stay.