Ob-Gyn in Flint, MI
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life and we look forward to bringing babies into this world every day. An experienced obstetrician can make the childbirth experience pleasant, relaxed and safe. Our Ob-Gyn in Flint, MI will see you through prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care.
Obstetrics Care at Gynecologic surgery and Women's health includes:
- Preconception counseling
- Risk Assessment and education
- Guidelines for pregnancy care
- Genetic screening options and testing
- Discussion of Pain Management during Labor
- Breast feeding and Newborn Care Education
- Labor and Delivery
What to Expect During Prenatal Care:
We like to see expectant mothers for the first time around 10 weeks gestation. In a normal pregnancy, you will have appointments with the doctor every 4 weeks. Then every other week starting at 28 weeks gestation, and every week during the last month. Your doctor will collect all of your health histories, make sure that you have access to prenatal vitamins, and write a prescription if necessary. During your first trimester visits, you can expect blood work, ultrasound services, urine analysis, and a pap smear if necessary, and your physician will listen to the fetal heart tones of your baby.
During the second trimester, appointments continue every 3 to 4 weeks. During this time, additional screenings will be offered and you will have the opportunity to see your baby again during the 20 week ultrasound. Gestational diabetes testing is performed between 24 and 28 weeks.
During the third trimester, appointments become more frequent and you can expect to see your docter every 2-3 weeks. It is during the third trimester that you will be tested for Group B strep. We will determine the fetal position of your baby by 36 weeks. As your due date approaches, your doctor will talk to you about the signs of labor and may begin checking your cervix shortly before your due date. A normal pregnancy is considered full term at 40 weeks. However, we may let the pregnancy go for up to 42 weeks as long as fetal monitoring is reassuring.
There are some pregnancies that require closer attention. At Gynecologic surgery and Women’s health, we keep a close eye on our patients for any sign of distress or irregularities during pregnancy. If you have what is considered a high-risk pregnancy, this requires a slightly different care structure and potentially more frequent visits and ultrasounds. Dr Baig is highly skilled in taking care of high-risk pregnancies by coordinating the care with Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors at Hurley Medical Center and we will provide the support you need every step of the way.
What to Expect During the Delivery:
When you choose our obstetric services, your baby can be delivered at Hurley Medical Center, Genesys Regional Medical Center or Mclaren Hospital with the assistance of Dr Baig. During your hospital stay we will check on you and help answer all of your questions following labor and delivery.
What to Expect From Postnatal Care:
After you return home from the hospital, we will schedule an appointment for 3-6 weeks post-delivery. This appointment is set up to tend to your current health needs and ensure that everything is healing well after delivery. If you had a c-section delivery your postpartum care schedule will be slightly different.
At Gynecologic surgery and Women’s health we understand that having a baby is a big adjustment. The postnatal appointment gives us an opportunity to focus on your health as a new mother and make sure your health care needs are being met.