Obstetrics / Pregnancy — Prenatal Care

This is a very special time, and we want to make it a positive experience for you and your family.

There are 9 physicians within our group who deliver babies. The on-call physician will attend your delivery. We encourage our patients to meet every doctor; however, you may choose one primary physician to see throughout your pregnancy if you desire.

Listed below are the recommended visits during your pregnancy. We welcome and encourage your partner to attend visits with you.

  • 6 – 8 weeks — Pregnancy confirmation appointment with a Nurse Practitioner which may include
    • Pregnancy test and dating ultrasound
    • Review of your health and family history
    • Pelvic exam with pap smear and STI testing
    • Discussion of genetic testing options
    • Review of pregnancy care in our office
    Please arrive early to complete paperwork or you may complete it at home and bring to your appointment. These forms can be found here: Office & Appointments – Forms.
  • 12 weeks — The initial OB appointment. This visit will consist of a prenatal lab panel and a complete physical exam by the physician. Optional first trimester screen ultrasound and labs drawn. Please allow 30 minutes for this visit. Please allow 90 minutes if you are planning to do the first trimester (NT) screen.
  • 16 weeks — Optional quad screen or AFP drawn (15-min. appointment with doctor or nurse practitioner).
  • 20 weeksScreening ultrasound (60 min.) plus an appointment afterward with the doctor or nurse practitioner (15 min.).
  • 24 weeks — Schedule with a nurse practitioner (15 min.).
  • 28 weeks — One-hour glucose test. For women who are Rh-factor negative, additional tests are drawn and Rhogam is administered.
  • 30 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor or nurse practitioner. Many patients may not need to schedule this visit; your doctor or nurse practitioner will advise you.
  • 32 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor or nurse practitioner.
  • 34 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor or nurse practitioner.
  • 36 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor or nurse practitioner. A Group B strep culture will be obtained.
  • 37 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor.
  • 38 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor.
  • 39 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor.
  • 40 weeks — 15-min. appointment with the doctor.
  • 41 weeks — One week past your estimated due date (15-min. appointment with the doctor). Discussion and plans for delivery (induction of labor).