FemmPro OB/GYN & FemmPro MIDWIFE
FemmPro OB/GYN & FemmPro Midwifery located in Garden City, NY & Massapequa, NY
If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, quality prenatal care is the best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. At FemmPro MIDWIFE in Garden City and Massapequa, New York, highly trained, certified midwives care for you before, during, and after pregnancy to optimize you and your baby’s health. Schedule a prenatal care midwife visit at FemmPro MIDWIFE by phone or online today.
Prenatal Care Midwife Q & A
What is prenatal care with a midwife?
Midwives at FemmPro MIDWIFE receive the education, training, and experience necessary to care for you and your unborn baby effectively. They offer prenatal counseling before you become pregnant and ensure you and your baby stay as healthy as possible throughout pregnancy. They assist you during labor and delivery and provide postnatal care after childbirth.
What happens during my first prenatal care midwife appointment?
Your first prenatal midwife visit might take a little bit longer than subsequent appointments. Your midwife evaluates your weight, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They ask about your health history, family history of disease, past diagnoses, and medications you might take.
Your midwife completes a comprehensive physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap test, to ensure you’re in good health or detect problems before complications arise.
They might complete a transvaginal ultrasound to view your baby, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, as well as a urine test and blood tests. Your provider calculates your due date and answers any questions you might have.
What should I expect during subsequent appointments?
After your first prenatal appointment, subsequent visits are often shorter. Your provider again checks your vital signs, might have you complete a urine or blood test, and evaluates your weight.
They check your baby’s heart rate and measure your abdomen when you begin to show. Depending on your personalized situation and how far along you are in your pregnancy, your midwife might recommend you undergo an ultrasound or other diagnostic procedures.
How often should I schedule prenatal care visits with a midwife?
Your midwife lets you know how often to schedule prenatal visits based on your unique situation. In general, schedule a prenatal visit when you find out you’re pregnant and:
- Once a month during weeks 4-28
- Twice monthly during weeks 28-36
- Weekly from week 36 to birth
Call your midwife right away if you experience new or unusual symptoms during pregnancy, such as bleeding, pelvic pain, or decreased fetal movement.
To give you and your baby the best chance to thrive with an expert midwife at FemmPro MIDWIFE, call the office or book an appointment online today.