Congratulations! Pregnancy is an exciting event in the life of your family, and we are here to support you through it. The team at Boro Park OBGYN knows that you have a lot of planning to do. We assist you in the health and wellness department so you have the energy to complete the fun tasks like contemplating baby names and nursery colors. Contact one of our Brooklyn offices to arrange your first prenatal visit.
What Is Prenatal Care?
Prenatal care describes the healthcare that is necessary for a pregnant woman and her developing baby. Many of the visits that occur across the nine months of pregnancy center around monitoring of Mother’s health and of fetal development. We follow a basic guideline of scheduled visits and diagnostic testing. We provide customize care so each patient receives the fullest extent of care she needs.
What To Expect At Your First Prenatal Appointment
The initial prenatal visit is a big one! It is at this time that the relationship between you and your healthcare provider is established. Typically, a prenatal visit is scheduled as soon as a positive pregnancy test is obtained. This applies to first pregnancies as well as subsequent pregnancies.
The first visit for prenatal care is typically the longest. This is because a full consultation and physical are performed, including relevant blood work. It is common to have questions for your healthcare provider about services, timelines, and other aspects of the journey you are taking. We enjoy taking a supportive role in your pregnancy, and invite all of our patients to feel comfortable contacting us with their questions.
There are a few vitamins and minerals that are especially beneficial for pregnant women, including iron, calcium, and folic acid. It is possible to find the necessary nutrients in combination products developed specifically for prenatal health. During prenatal care, we discuss recommendations based on individual needs.
Does Insurance Cover Prenatal Cost?
If you have medical insurance through an employer, it is highly advisable to check your policy terminology to determine the extent of maternity / prenatal coverage. Boro Park OBGYN associates with a number of insurance providers. We are happy to assist you as much as we can in obtaining the maximum benefits allowable in your medical coverage.
Labor and Delivery
We conduct labor and delivery services at Maimonides Medical Center. The private birthing rooms in this facility provide a greater sense of privacy alongside the full spectrum of interventions that may be needed.
Natural childbirth may be assisted by a midwife or obstetrician who is familiar with alternative methods of pain management during labor and delivery. These methods include hypnobirthing, breathing techniques and more. We are happy to discuss options for natural childbirth during prenantal visits.
Recovery After Labor and Delivery
Our patients stay at Maimonides for a few days after their delivery so we may monitor their initial recovery. This time is spent in the Postpartum area with baby and includes daily midwife visits. Postpartum care is typically 2 days for vaginal deliveries, and 3 days for cesarean births. After this initial recovery period, patients continue to recover at home and will visit Boro Park OBGYN at the 4 to 6 week point for a postpartum checkup.
Schedule a Consultation
At Boro Park OB/GYN we understand how important and delicate pregnancy is in a woman’s life. That is why we have the best team of Obstetricians, Gynecologists and Midwives to offer the best care and guide you during your pregnancy. Contact us today at 718-972-2700 to schedule a consultation.