Multi Speciality Medical Practice located in Dobbs Ferry, NY & Yonkers, NY
Expectant mothers and their unborn babies receive personalized attention and exceptional medical treatment when they receive pregnancy care from the board-certified obstetricians at Symphony Medical. The team takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and create the customized pregnancy care you need. To schedule a pregnancy test or your first prenatal appointment, call the Andrus office in Yonkers, New York, or the office in Dobbs Ferry, New York, or use the online booking feature today.
Pregnancy Care Q & A
When should I begin pregnancy care?
Nothing is more important for the health of you and your unborn baby than starting your pregnancy care as soon as you know or suspect you're pregnant.
During your pregnancy care, also called prenatal care, you receive routine checkups, support for nutritional needs, information about birthing options, and learn what to expect during delivery. You also receive comprehensive medical care for common pregnancy issues, as well as routine and high-risk care during your pregnancy and delivery.
How often do women have pregnancy care appointments?
Most women with a healthy pregnancy have monthly appointments until they reach week 28, and then they start scheduling appointments every two weeks. When you reach week 36, you go in for weekly visits until you have your baby.
What happens during routine pregnancy care appointments?
Your first visit lasts longer than other checkups because your provider obtains in-depth information about your medical and gynecologic history. They also talk with you about any previous pregnancies and whether you take medications, drink alcohol, or smoke cigarettes.
Finally, your provider completes a pelvic and breast exam and estimates your due date. In some cases, they may perform an ultrasound to verify your due date and make sure you're not carrying more than one baby.
At each subsequent appointment, your provider checks your blood pressure and weight, as well as your baby's growth and heartbeat. They also run urine tests to watch for signs of common problems like urinary tract infections and gestational diabetes.
During your pregnancy care appointments, you have the opportunity to ask questions about any concerns you have, whether you need help with morning sickness or wonder about how much weight you can expect to gain.
What routine testing do women receive during pregnancy care?
Throughout your pregnancy, your provider runs routine blood tests to screen for:
- Hepatitis B
- Gestational diabetes
- Bladder and kidney infections
- Rubella and chickenpox
- Chlamydia and other STDs
- HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)
At specific stages in your pregnancy, your provider also performs standard genetic and chromosomal screenings that detect birth defects. If your family has a high risk of inherited diseases, you can also choose to have carrier screening.
When do women have ultrasounds during pregnancy care?
Your provider may perform an ultrasound at any stage of your pregnancy if they need to evaluate your baby’s health. However, all women have an ultrasound between weeks 18-20. During this second trimester ultrasound, your provider evaluates your baby's growth, and you may learn the baby's gender.
If you need exceptional pregnancy care, call Symphony Medical or book an appointment online today.