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101 Holbrook St
Danville, VA‎ 24541
(434)792-7765

Office Hours
Mon-Thurs
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Obstetrics

Prenatal / OB Care

Prenatal care means taking care of yourself and your baby during your pregnancy. The best thing you can do for your baby and yourself is to seek prenatal care early and get regular prenatal care throughout your pregnancy.  The physicians  at OB/GYN Associates  can detect health problems more easily when they see mothers regularly. This allows for early treatment, which can cure or prevent many problems. 

Our office will ask you to schedule many visits during your pregnancy and each one is important. We want to give you and your baby the best start possible.

Estimated Schedule of visits:

Dating Ultrasound (less than 14 weeks gestation):
A dating ultrasound will be performed assuming you are less than 14 weeks pregnant at the time you begin prenatal care with OB/GYN Associates.   You will be required to partially undress and this is a vaginal ultrasound.    Please only invite friends and family you feel comfortable undressing in front of.  Ultrasound results will be discussed with you by your care provider.

Pre-OB appointment (7-8 weeks gestation):
This appointment will be scheduled  to confirm the pregnancy test and start you on prenatal vitamins.   You will be given information and explanations on our office care and an opportunity to ask any questions you have about pregnancy. 

First OB appointment (9-10 weeks gestation):
This visit will be scheduled with the provider you intend to see throughout your pregnancy.   This visit will include a full physical exam with history and routine prenatal screening.  This will take the place of your annual well woman exam.   

OB checks: Following your First OB appointment, your prenatal "OB check" visits will occur every 4 weeks until you reach 32 weeks gestation. From 32 to 36 weeks gestation you will be seen every 2 weeks.  After 36 weeks you will be seen weekly until your delivery.  This is just a general schedule, please keep in mind all pregnancies are different and adjustments to the schedule will be made as needed. These visits may include any or all of the following: weight and blood pressure monitoring, additional lab work, fetal heart tones & glucose screening.  We will also be working with you through your pregnancy to determine what instruction and support you may need. 

20 Week Ultrasound: (approximately 20 weeks gestation): 
At this ultrasound you will be sent to another facility.  The technologist will measure your baby's head, abdomen and legs. Amniotic fluid will be measured and the placenta assessed.  Your baby's umbilical cord, kidneys, bladder, hands and feet will all be checked.  You will need to have a full bladder for this appointment.  You will be required to partially undress. Please only invite friends and family you feel comfortable undressing in front of, as the exam must be performed on bare skin.  Depending on fetal position it may be possible to find out your baby's sex at this appointment. Please keep in mind that sex determination is, at best, an educated guess. Ultrasound results will be discussed with your care provider.

If you have any questions or problems during your pregnancy  call our office  during normal business  and press 0 and we will get a  nurse to  assist you.  For emergencies after business hours call our office and the physcian on call will be paged.

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