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Obstetrics


Pregnancy is a life-changing event that requires early and ongoing obstetrics care to ensure all goes as planned. At Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan, the women’s health experts take a holistic and personalized approach to obstetrics. They provide the support and care you need and expect. Call the office or book online today to schedule your obstetrics appointment.

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

Obstetrics & Gynecology and Breast Health Specialist located in Rochester Hills, MI and Troy, MI

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is an area of medicine that focuses on pregnancy and childbirth. This includes preconception care, prenatal care, and postpartum care.

Obstetricians undergo specific training to handle the ins and outs of pregnancy, including the process of giving birth and managing high-risk pregnancies.

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., is a full-service women’s health practice and provides all the care you need throughout your pregnancy. 

In addition to experienced obstetricians, the practice also includes certified nurse-midwives who provide obstetrics care. The midwives manage normal pregnancies and support women seeking natural childbirth (delivery without medication).

When should I start obstetrics care?

You should contact Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., to schedule your first obstetrics care appointment as soon as you know you’re pregnant.

However, obstetrics at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., also includes preconception care and fertility consultations. 

Preconception obstetrics care

Preconception care at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., focuses on making sure you’re in the best health possible prior to your pregnancy. This improves your chances of conception and a healthy and safe gestation and delivery.

Fertility consultations

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., provides fertility care for couples struggling to conceive. 

What can I expect during my first obstetrics appointment?

Typically, the first prenatal obstetrics appointment is scheduled about eight weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period. However, if your pregnancy is high-risk, you may need an earlier appointment.

During this visit, you can expect:

  • Review of your gynecological and medical history
  • Review of your partner’s medical history
  • Testing to confirm pregnancy
  • Ultrasound exam to estimate a due date
  • Physical and pelvic exam
  • Lab work to assess health
  • Testing for sexually transmitted diseases

After the exam, your provider spends time answering your questions. They also provide education about lifestyle changes to keep you and your baby healthy. 

What can I expect at my follow-up obstetrics care visits?

You can expect regularly scheduled prenatal follow-up visits following your initial appointment. The frequency of your follow-ups depends on your weeks of gestation and personal health needs. 

During follow-up visits, your provider checks your weight, assesses you and your baby’s health, and screens for pregnancy-related health issues.

You may also undergo specialized prenatal testing at your follow-up appointments, such as:

  • Ultrasound testing
  • Amniocentesis
  • Genetic testing
  • Glucose tolerance test for gestational diabetes
  • Group B strep culture
  • Fetal monitoring

Your provider also discusses your birth plan and delivery options, which may include natural childbirth or cesarean section (C-section). 

Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., also offers 3D/4D ultrasounds. Though not part of your routine obstetrics care, the advanced ultrasound serves as a bonding experience for you, your family, and your baby. 

Obstetrics at Oakland Macomb Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., can meet all of your pregnancy needs. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.