Pregnancy is a life-changing event for women and it’s important to have a team of medical professionals who can provide the care and support you need throughout your nine-month journey. The women’s health experts at All Care For Women in East Amherst, New York, including board-certified OB/GYN Judith Ortman-Nabi, MD, combine traditional medical care with a holistic approach to ensure you get comprehensive, well-rounded care during your pregnancy, including supervision of high-risk pregnancies. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
The team at All Care For Women determines when you should start pregnancy care based on your gynecological and medical history. In general, most women should schedule their first pregnancy care appointment about eight weeks after the start of their last menstrual period.
Though your pregnancy care doesn’t officially begin until you’re pregnant, the women’s health specialists at All Care For Women offer preconception and family planning appointments.
During these appointments, your doctor performs an examination to identify things that could affect your pregnancy and provides recommendations to ensure your pregnancy gets off to a healthy start.
The specifics of your pregnancy care appointments are unique to your health needs. However, you can expect regular visits with your OB/GYN throughout your 40-week gestation.
The frequency of your visits depends on where you are in your pregnancy and if your pregnancy is high risk. In general, you can expect monthly appointments up through week 28, bimonthly appointments from week 29-35, then weekly appointments from week 36 until you give birth.
Your first pregnancy care visit is the most comprehensive and includes:
During each follow-up appointment, your doctor checks your blood pressure and weight, listens to your baby’s heartbeat, and measures your abdominal growth.
All Care For Women performs a number of tests throughout your pregnancy. Some tests are performed during the early stages of your pregnancy and other tests later on. Common pregnancy care testing includes:
In addition to the various pregnancy tests, the team at All Care For Women also performs a number of screenings to assess the health of your baby, including amniocentesis, nuchal translucency screening, and nonstress test.
All Care For Women also performs in-office ultrasounds to evaluate the baby’s organs and structures.
All Care For Women is a full-service private medical practice devoted to providing comprehensive care for women. To schedule your pregnancy care evaluation, contact the office by phone or online today.