At North Florida Women’s Care, our board certified physicians, advanced registered nurse practitioners and experienced dedicated obstetrical staff work to insure a safe and healthy experience during this special time.
Our office has a designated suite for our Obstetrical patient prenatal care. You will enjoy watching our informative Orientation to our Obstetrics Office video. At your first prenatal visit, all initial paperwork will be reviewed, a complete history and physical will be obtained, and an appropriately timed ultrasound will be ordered. Visits usually occur about every four weeks for the first six months of pregnancy, then approximately every two to three weeks for the seventh and eighth months of pregnancy. During the last month of pregnancy, patients are seen at least weekly. Care during each pregnancy is individualized for optimal outcomes.
No medication is guaranteed to be absolutely safe when taken during pregnancy. Any medication should be taken only if the potential benefits outweigh the possible risk. Medications should especially be avoided during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, if possible. Please review our Medications Allowed In Pregnancy for the recommendations.
Our physicians are skilled in both vaginal and Cesarean deliveries, as well as the handling of high-risk deliveries. We deliver at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, the only hospital in our area with advanced neonatal intensive care facilities. Due to the high risk nature of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean section (VBAC), North Florida Women’s Care does not participate in the care of such deliveries. Our physicians rotate in house calls and are available for your Obstetrical needs at all times.
After your delivery, our providers will make hospital rounds daily to insure of your health and wellbeing. Lactation consultants are available at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare to assist you in any breastfeeding issues. If you have a baby boy and you request a circumcision, this will usually be performed prior to your hospital discharge by our physician on call.
You will be seen again in our office for your six-week postpartum visit. At that time contraceptive options, breastfeeding issues and any possible emotional issues (such as postpartum depression) can be addressed.
The childbirth classes are offered through Childbirth Educators of Tallahassee and are highly recommended. These Certified Childbirth Educators are specially trained to impart valuable information about pregnancy, labor, delivery and breastfeeding. To learn more about the childbirth education classes, visit www.tallybirthclass.com
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