Pregnancy Care in Tenafly, NJ
At OBGYN of Tenafly we believe that pregnancy and birth are not an illness, but a natural process. Therefore our philosophy in obstetrics is to provide the highest quality care for you and your unborn child in the least invasive way. We allow you the flexibility to be an active participant in the birthing process. We do not perform routine episiotomies, but use them only when necessary. We offer the patient a choice to attempt a vaginal birth after Cesarean section (VBAC).
While many of our patients opt for epidural anesthesia, if you decide that natural childbirth is the best approach for you, we will happily support you in this endeavor. While we pride ourselves on having a C-section rate that is well below the area average, we believe that any delivery (vaginal or cesarean) that results in a healthy mom and baby is good delivery. We are skilled in caring for both low risk as well as high risk patients. For our high risk moms we offer a close working relationship with the Perinatologists at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, our tertiary referral center which is equipped with cutting edge level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Our deliveries are performed at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
At OBGYN of Tenafly we are pleased to offer you the following obstetric services:
Complete Obstetrical Care (both routine and high risk pregnancies)
Pre-conception Care and Counseling
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Recurrent Miscarriage Evaluation
- HARMONY FETAL DNA TESTING – A NEW NON INVASIVE MATERNAL BLOOD TEST TO CHECK FOR FETAL ABNORMALITIES at 10 weeks pregnancy BY CHECKING THE BABY’s DNA
What is included in your obstetric care?
Your obstetric care will consist of an initial visit, followed by return visits at appropriate intervals, depending upon the stage of your pregnancy and the presence or absence of risk factors and complications. There will be a history and physical examination performed during the initial visit.
For uncomplicated pregnancies, subsequent visits will consist of evaluating uterine size and fetal growth, listening to the baby’s heart beat, blood pressure and urine checks, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and express any concerns you might have. Prenatal blood work will be drawn during one of your early visits and redrawn occasionally during your pregnancy. When you are within a few weeks of your due date, a pelvic exam will be performed weekly to assess the status of the cervix and the position of the baby.
At 10 weeks you can have a noninvasive maternal blood test which screens for fetal anomalies by checking the baby’s DNA. At 16-20 weeks you may choose to have a maternal serum screening test called a Quad Screen, which tests for birth defects such as Down’s Syndrome and Spina Bifida. At 18-20 weeks we offer a level II screening ultrasound. If you want, you can see the sex of the baby. At 26-28 weeks we do a glucose tolerance test to screen for gestational diabetes.
We will see you every four weeks in the early months of your pregnancy, then every 2-3 weeks beginning around seven months. The last month you will be seen approximately once a week.