Physicians for Women is a group practice. During your pregnancy care, we request our patients rotate appointments with all of our ob/gyn physicians, as well as with our nurse practitioner. We all have similar philosophies and practice styles regarding obstetrical care, but if you prefer to see only one physician throughout your entire pregnancy, you may do so. Please realize, however, that we rotate 24-hour call between our board-certified ob/gyns and have found that most patients enjoy meeting with all of us before their big day.


Prenatal Package

The Physicians for Women clinicians and staff wish to congratulate you and are excited to help guide you through your pregnancy! Please thoroughly read all the documents included here as they may answer many questions you have or direct you to where answers can be found.

 

Welcome Packet

The Obstetrical Welcome Packet contains information on the standard of care we provide for our obstetrical patients. You’ll find an overview of anticipated office visits, routine laboratory tests performed and ultrasounds you can expect to receive at our clinic.

 

Early Pregnancy FAQ

You recently found out you were pregnant, but your first appointment is not with us until you are about 8 weeks pregnant (or 6 weeks from your last menstrual period). The following information answers many common questions, and we look forward to seeing you for care soon!

 

Twins Supplement

This packet contains information on the additional care routinely provided to our patients who are expecting multiples.

 

Ultrasound Information

This packet reviews typical ultrasound imaging during your pregnancy, their value and timing.

 

Fetal Movement Record

This is a form designed to help you monitor baby movements.

 

Signs & Symptoms of Labor

This document discusses symptoms of true labor, determining if you are experiencing symptoms of false labor or areas of concern that require immediate evaluation. Information is also included on registering at Meriter Hospital for your delivery.

 

Post Partum Discharge Instructions

These intructions advise what to do when you leave the hospital after giving birth and provides guidance on resuming normal activities.

 

Meriter Birth Center Information

This document introduces the Meriter Birth Center, where our obstetrics staff primarily delivers.


Locate the Meriter Birth Center


 

Cord Blood Banking

The practice of banking umbilical cord blood is becoming more common as part of the birthing process. Cord blood:

  • Remains in the umbilical cord just after birth
  • Is rich in stem cells (up to ten times more concentrated with stem cells than bone marrow)
  • Can be frozen for many years and, if prescribed by a physician, may be used in future therapy.

Our physicians facilitate cord blood banking processes on behalf of our patients. We recommend AlphaCord for cord blood storage services.


 

Counsyl - The Universal Genetic Test

A safe, non-invasive medical test to screen for dozens of serious diseases like cystic fibrosis, SMA, fragile X, sickle cell, and Tay-Sachs. These diseases cannot be cured, but they can be prevented.

For more information on genetic testing, contact us or visit Counsyl.


Obstetrical Service Fees

To aid you in determining your insurance coverage for our obstetrical services, below is a list of the ACOG recommended services we offer and the associated CPT code for each. Please use this list to contact your insurance company to determine your potential deductibles, co-pays or co-insurances that might apply to your obstetrical care. Please contact us for any questions.