Prenatal Care

What is Covered in your Prenatal Care

You will be seen once a month until 28 weeks, then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, then once a week until  birth.  Visits usually last 1 hour and we talk about what is going on in your life, your emotional well being, your relationships, your diet, exercise, how the baby feels to you and what you are experiencing, any fears that may arise, any questions you have, etc.

-  Initial Visit: 1 to 1 1/2 hours

-  Comprehensive health history  & physical exam on first exam
-  Ongoing prenatal education on what to expect throughout your pregnancy

-  Lending Library available

-  Regular prenatal visits- one hour

-  Check-in emotionally with how your life is going, answer any questions

-  Nutritional Counseling

-  Listening to your baby with a doppler or fetoscope

-  Regular physical assessment and vital signs- (blood pressure, pulse, temperature)

-  Fundal height - a measurement that coinsides with how many weeks you. If you are 24 weeks pregnant you are usually 24 cm in growth from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus 
-  Position of the baby - by palpating your belly to determine where the baby's head and buttocks are

-  Hemoglobin checks at least 3 times during your pregnancy and more if needed

-  Birth preparation education gone over periodically throughout the course of your prenatal visits. More in depth coverage gone over from 34 weeks onward

-  The "Daly Birth Reference Guide"- And extensive compilation of literature put together by me to help you stay on track with your pregnancy.  It covers a wide array of subjects that may or may not involve you but will educate you in the process.

-  Home visit at 36 weeks gestation

-  Counseling services for pregnant couples when needed, or referrals, when appropriate

-  Phone calls on an as-needed basis

Please note:  On-call 24/7 from 36 weeks gestation onward.