Obstetrics Specialist

The Center for Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Newport News, VA

Pregnancy is an exciting and joyous occasion, but it can also be a time of fear and worry. The team of board-certified OB/GYNs at The Center for Women's Health in Newport News, Virginia, offers comprehensive and compassionate obstetrics care focused on keeping you and your baby healthy. To schedule your obstetrics appointment with a team that prioritizes you and your health needs, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a specialized area of medicine focused on comprehensive medical care for women before, during, and after pregnancy, including the delivery of your baby.

The Center for Women's Health is a full-service OB/GYN practice that offers comprehensive obstetrics care for women. The practice is affiliated with Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, which offers state-of-the-art technology and excellent nursing and support staff who focus on providing personalized care. 

Our physicians see and treat most high risk obstetrical patients and consult with Eastern Virginia Medical School. High risk pregnancies include and is not limited to Diabetics,

Preeclampsia, Hypertension, multiples to include twins and triplets, STD's and high BMI's.

The Center for Women's Health also has arrangements for coverage at other select hospitals if needed. 

When should I schedule my first obstetrics appointment?

The Center for Women's Health recommends you contact the office to schedule your first prenatal visit as soon as you know you’re pregnant. Early and regular obstetric care ensures a healthy and happy pregnancy for you and your baby. 

The first appointment is usually scheduled eight weeks after your last menstrual period, but your OB/GYN may recommend an earlier appointment if there are concerns of a high-risk pregnancy, such as:

  • A history of diabetes or high blood pressure
  • You’re 35 or older
  • Problems with a previous pregnancy

If you’re not pregnant but trying, you may benefit from a preconception obstetrics appointment at The Center for Women's Health. During this appointment, your OB/GYN provides recommendations on the steps you can take to prepare your body for pregnancy.

What can I expect during obstetrics care?

You can expect comprehensive and compassionate obstetrics care at The Center for Women's Health. The OB/GYN practice sets itself apart by combining sincere care with years of experience.

The specifics of your obstetrics care depend on your weeks of gestation, gynecological and obstetrical history, and age. 

During your first obstetric appointment, your OB/GYN first confirms your pregnancy and then conducts a comprehensive evaluation. This includes a review of your personal and family medical history, as well as physical and pelvic exams.

Your OB/GYN then talks to you about your pregnancy and what you can expect throughout your journey together. 

What types of obstetrics tests will I need?

The types of obstetrics tests you need depend on your personal health and pregnancy needs. The Center for Women's Health is a full-service OB/GYN practice that performs many tests at the office, including lab tests and ultrasounds.

Common obstetrics tests include:

  • Genetic screening
  • Glucose test for gestational diabetes
  • Fetal monitoring
  • Amniocentesis
  • First and second trimester ultrasound
  • Screening for HIV and syphilis
  • Screening for hepatitis B and C
  • Urinalysis to screen for preeclampsia and diabetes

The various lab tests you have during pregnancy provide information about you and your baby’s health and help direct your prenatal care.

For comprehensive and compassionate obstetrics from an experienced team, call The Center for Women's Health or book a visit online today.