WHS helps you through the entire spectrum of your pregnancy care, from prior to conception to postpartum, even through high-risk pregnancy.
Pre-conception: You can count on WHS’s obstetricians to carry you through every important stage of your pregnancy. Even when you are looking ahead to becoming pregnant, we can help you address any and all nutrition and fertility issues.
Prenatal Care: Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting times in your life. Our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping you to have a happy and healthy pregnancy – the sooner you start prenatal care, the better outlook there is for you and your baby.
Here’s what to expect at your first prenatal visit:
- Medical history review with the nurse and physician
- Physical exam including a pelvic exam
- Extensive counseling and patient literature
- Depending on the length of pregnancy, possibly a brief ultrasound.
Mid-Pregnancy: Generally, patients will receive an anatomy ultrasound, which includes imaging of the baby’s internal brain anatomy, chambers and valves of the heart, liver, lungs, spine, diaphragm, face, kidneys, and measurements of fetal size.
Postpartum Care: This is an exciting time for you and your new baby, but remember, it is very important to take care of yourself! Call your WHS physician’s office to schedule your follow-up appointment as soon as you are discharged from the hospital.