The staff at Consultants in Women’s Healthcare is committed to providing comprehensive prenatal care in order to promote the health and wellbeing of every mother and baby. Prenatal care is traditionally initiated 8-10 weeks after your last menstrual period (LMP), however we plan to individualize care appropriate for you.
At your first appointment, our physicians will review your detailed medical and family history, perform an ultrasound confirming and dating your pregnancy, and draw labs. This can all be done in the comfort and convenience of our office, located in St. Louis. We will also discuss available genetic testing.
You will continue to see your provider every four weeks until 28 weeks gestation, after which point you will be seen every two weeks. As you approach your due date, you will be seen weekly. At every appointment, we will assess your weight, blood pressure, and fetal wellbeing, as well as any other pregnancy issues.
Other highlights of your prenatal care include a detailed ultrasound looking at fetal anatomy around 20 weeks gestation and an oral glucose test between 24-28 weeks screening for gestational diabetes.
We look forward to personalizing your care throughout your pregnancy!
Common Pregnancy Complications
While we all hope for uncomplicated prenatal care and a routine delivery, it is comforting to know that the providers at Consultants in Women’s Healthcare in St. Louis are skilled in the care of common pregnancy complications.
Pregnancy complications may be identified early in gestation, or evolve as the pregnancy proceeds. The physicians at CWHC have vast experience in the care of variety of conditions. When deemed necessary, a consultation and/or co-management with a Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist will be arranged. We also have ancillary services conveniently provided in our office.
While our providers are experienced in general obstetrics, they are also highly skilled in caring for common pregnancy complications, which include care for women with or experiencing: