At Hutzel Women’s Health Specialists, we offer complete obstetrical care. Beginning with preconception counseling, throughout your pregnancy and delivery, and taking you through postpartum, we are by your side.
When you decide it’s time to start a family, it’s wise to make an appointment for preconception counseling. We will discuss your family history and your current health to determine any factors that may make conception difficult or present risks during pregnancy. We want to ensure that your pregnancy is happy and healthy. If indicated, genetic screening will be performed and any vaccinations that are needed will be given.
Your doctor will provide prescriptions for prenatal vitamins with folic acid in addition to nutritional information and exercise advice for a safe, healthy pregnancy.
3D Obstetrical Ultrasound
Rather than offer a doppler ultrasound that leaves you guessing what part of your baby you are viewing, a 3D obstetric ultrasound appears almost as clear as a photograph! By taking several images in a series, a computer can render a 3D image within minutes. This is not only gratifying for the parents, but it is also a diagnostic tool. Spina bifida, cleft lip or palate, heart abnormalities, and other defects can be visualized early on so that doctors are ready to treat the baby after birth. Some doctors have put forth the theory that maternal bonding with the fetus is psychologically stronger with the enhanced visualization of the baby.
During your pregnancy, you will be scheduled for regular office visits for examinations, occasional blood tests, and ultrasounds to monitor your baby’s health and development. At each visit, we will discuss what to expect during the next stage of pregnancy, including the delivery process.
High Level Ultrasound
Ultrasound imaging is performed several times during pregnancy. High-level ultrasound is more detailed and targeted. The doctor can more accurately visualize the baby’s organs, including heart and lungs, to identify any potential problems.
OB High Risk Care
We take pride in our services for women with high-risk pregnancies. Fetal monitoring, obstetrical ultrasound, and antenatal testing assist in ensuring that the potential for complications is caught and monitored or treated early. Our goal is to keep mother and baby as safe as possible.
Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Care
As you approach your due date, we will provide information and educational opportunities for you to prepare for labor and delivery. Every woman’s labor and delivery is slightly different, so we cannot predict exactly how yours will be. Our goal is for you to be prepared for a vaginal delivery or a c-section.
After delivery, we will see you in the hospital during your recovery to make sure you and your baby are as healthy as possible before you go home. Your follow up appointment schedule is dependent upon whether your delivery is vaginal or c-section.