Prenatal Care

Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Burlington, MA

Prenatal Care services offered in Burlington, MA MA

Expecting moms and their unborn babies receive highly personalized attention and exceptional medical monitoring when they schedule their prenatal care at Burlington OBGYN Associates. in Burlington, Massachusetts. Our team takes immense pride in providing the support, guidance and treatment that is required to deliver a healthy baby, while protecting the health and wellbeing of the mother. During your initial appointment you will also be given a prenatal care booklet that has been specially created by our doctors for our patients. This booklet gives you all pertinent information about what to expect in pregnancy, the tests that are recommended and a comprehensive listing of do’s and don’ts. We offer in-house lab, blood draw, ultrasound and NST capabilities at our location making it extremely convenient for pregnant women. Call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or use the online booking feature to schedule your prenatal care today.

Prenatal Care Q & A

When should I begin prenatal care?

You should schedule your first prenatal visit as soon as you know or suspect you’re pregnant. Most women have prenatal appointments scheduled at the following intervals:

  • Monthly appointments through week 28
  • Appointment every two weeks through week 36
  • Weekly appointments from week 37 until you deliver

If you have a high-risk pregnancy, our team of experts will recommend more frequent appointments so that we can closely monitor your baby’s and your health.

What prenatal care will I receive?

During your first prenatal visit, your provider learns about your medical, gynecologic, and menstrual histories. They also learn about previous pregnancies and issues that affect your pregnancy and baby, like chronic diseases, whether you take certain medication, and if you smoke or drink alcohol.

At your first visit, they also do a pelvic exam, take a Pap smear, determine your due date, and recommend prenatal vitamins.

At each follow-up exam, in addition to standard checks, the growth of your baby is checked. Our doctors may listen to the baby’s heartbeat as needed. They also test your urine to look for signs of common problems like gestational diabetes and urinary tract infections.

Your prenatal visits allow you to get help with problems like morning sickness, swollen ankles, and muscle cramps. As you get closer to your due date, your provider discusses your delivery options and joining childbirth classes.

What testing will I need during prenatal care?

Your provider performs routine blood tests at certain times throughout your pregnancy. These tests screen for:

  • Anemia
  • Hepatitis B
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Bladder and kidney infections
  • Rubella and chickenpox
  • Chlamydia and other STDs
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)

Our doctors will also recommend a set of standard genetic or chromosomal screenings. These screenings reveal if your baby is at risk for certain birth defects. There are optional tests that you can choose, but please note that some of these tests may not be covered by your insurance. If abnormalities are detected the experts at Burlngton OBGYN will guide on next steps, including referrals to maternal fetal medicine specialists or other specialists depending on your specific condition.

 What ultrasounds will I get during prenatal care?

Your provider may perform an ultrasound any time they believe it’s needed to monitor your baby’s health. Some women have an ultrasound around six weeks to verify their due date and see if they’re carrying multiple babies. Otherwise, all women have at least one ultrasound around weeks 18-20.

The 18-20 week ultrasound is a routine procedure to evaluate your baby’s growth and development and the health of the placenta. This ultrasound may also reveal your baby’s sex.

What is different about Burlington OBGYN prenatal care?

Pregnant patients are transitioning through an important phase in their lives. The entire team at Burlington OBGYN is committed to preserving the mother’s health and helping to bring a heathy baby to this world when you deliver. Our team specializes in providing highly personalized care – that balances your medical conditions with your personal requirements. We are with you in your pregnancy journey.

Call Burlington OBGYN Associates Inc. or use online booking to schedule a pregnancy test or start your prenatal care.