Pregnancy & Prenatal Care Specialist

Manhattan Women's Health & Tribeca Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side & Tribeca, New York, NY

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in any woman’s life, but it can be difficult to know what steps to take when you first find out you’re expecting. Fortunately, the experts at Manhattan Women’s Health on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Tribeca Women’s Health in Tribeca have the experience and training to walk you through it. From prenatal care to birth plans, you’re in good hands at Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health. To schedule a consultation with the team, call or book an appointment online.

Pregnancy & Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is the type of health care you receive during pregnancy to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy. Regular visits, scans, and conversations with your doctor during pregnancy help the Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health teams prevent future complications.

Which pregnancy and prenatal care services are available?

Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health provide patients with a number of pregnancy and prenatal care services. During these visits, your doctor analyzes your medical history, weighs you, takes your blood pressure, and listens to your baby’s heartbeat. Prenatal visits also give you a chance to discuss your delivery options, including whether you should opt for a vaginal birth or C-section.

As you get further into your pregnancy, the team takes urine samples to measure the amount of protein in your urine, checks for swelling of your hands, feet, and face, and measures your belly size.

Other tests the team may run to ensure you have a healthy pregnancy include:

  • Breast exam
  • Pelvic exam
  • Nuchal translucency screening
  • Glucose test
  • Pap smear
  • Certain blood tests

Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health are equipped to work with both low-risk and high-risk obstetrics, or complications during delivery. A high-risk obstetrics program means you may have:

  • More frequent ultrasounds
  • More prenatal visits
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Increased monitoring

For comprehensive prenatal, pregnancy, and delivery care, call or schedule an appointment online.