We provide comprehensive obstetrical care from preconception to postpartum. Our experienced doctors provide general obstetric services to guide women through each and every step of their pregnancy, ensuring proper growth and development, as well as a successful delivery. Our facilities are fully equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment to make your pregnancy as simple as possible.
During your pregnancy, you will visit your doctor on a regular basis for physical examinations, blood tests and ultrasounds in order to monitor the growth and development of your baby. We will discuss options for the delivery process, and work with you to ensure that labor and delivery is comfortable and stress-free. Postpartum care is also available to help women become acclimated to the new experience of motherhood.
0 to 11 Weeks & 5 Days
This point of your pregnancy is the amenorrhea visit. During this visit we do a full blood work up an initial sonogram and confirm a fetal heart rate.
12 to 13 weeks & 6 Days
During this time your doctor will perform the nuchal translucency screening test. This prenatal test (also called the NT or nuchal fold scan) can help your healthcare practitioner assess your baby's risk of having Down syndrome (DS) and some other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major congenital heart problems. The NT test uses ultrasound to measure the clear (translucent) space in the tissue at the back of your developing baby's neck. Babies with abnormalities tend to accumulate more fluid at the back of their neck during the first trimester, causing this clear space to be larger than average.
16 Weeks (approx)
This time allows for the doctor to follow up with the screenings from the first trimester by performing a Modified Sequential Screening. This test is a follow up to the First Trimester Screening (Ultra-Screen). It may be recommended to some patients, in order to provide more information to those women that are considered higher risk on the first trimester screening.
At 20 weeks, the doctor will perform a level 2 sonogram otherwise known as an ‘anatomy scan”. Your baby will be measured from head to toe! The four chambers of the heart will be viewed, as well as the kidneys, bladder, stomach, brain, spine, and sex organs (be sure to tell your sonographer if you don't want to know the sex of the baby!).
Measurements are taken from this ultrasound during pregnancy to make sure your baby is growing appropriately (and that his or her gestational age is still on target). A survey of the organs, including the umbilical cord, ensures that they are developing normally (or identifies any potential problems as soon as possible). The sonographer will also be looking at your amniotic fluid levels, the location of the placenta, and the fetal heart rate. Settle in to enjoy the show: The detailed level 2 scan can take 30 to 45 minutes.
When you are at 28 weeks your baby will be tested for gestational diabetes. A one- hour glucose test is conducted and if the blood sugar levels seem high, you’ll come back for a three hour test which will provide a firm diagnosis.
30 to 32 Weeks
This is the best time for 3D/4D imaging of the fetus! Around 30 weeks the baby will start to develop fat in the face, so this allows us to get cute chubby cheek pictures.
This visit is in the home stretch of your pregnancy! During this time you will have full blood work and Group B Strep Cultural. All of these procedures are important for hospital admittance!
After 37 weeks you will be visiting your obstetrician every week!. While the visits may be short, they will include some important tests. We will do a complete Biophysical profile and Nonstress Test. A nonstress test (NST) measures fetal heart rate, fetal movement, and uterine activity to make sure there's no fetal distress. An NST is generally ordered when there is a factor (such as multiple gestation or preeclampsia) that could cause an early birth or fetal distress. Or you might have an NST if your due date passes but your baby stays put. If the NST shows the baby is happy as a clam in his cozy little shell, then there is no reason for labor induction. Often combined with the nonstress test during pregnancy, the biophysical profile (BPP) is another assessment of fetal well-being. It reveals the baby's heart rate, activity level, breathing movements, muscle tone, and the amount of amniotic fluid. You'll receive a biophysical profile score which will let you know if you need further care.
High risk pregnancies are referred to our Ocean Perinatology centers. The physicians at Ocean Perinatology have been providing care to pregnant women in New York since 2007. Our physicians are Obstetricians that have received additional training in the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
* We would be happy to discuss with you any questions or concerns you might have! Please call us at (516) 439-5300 for a consultation, or to setup an appointment!