Northeastern OB/GYN is the only OB/GYN practice that offers Certified Nurse Midwives in northeastern North Carolina.
The Certified Nurse Midwives and the Physicians work as a team to optimize the care of our pregnant patients.
To learn more about Certified Nurse Midwives click here.
If you are thinking about pregnancy, make an appointment for a preconception office visit. At these appointments, we can answer your questions, review your medical history, and complete a physical exam to increase the health of your pregnancy.
Prenatal care is designed to increase the health of a patient's pregnancy and her baby. Usually the visits are every 4 weeks until the 28th week, then every 2 weeks until the 36th week, the weekly until the birth of the baby. Some aspects of prenatal care are the following:
Pregnancy dating - Last menstrual period and/or ultrasound determination
Fetal Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, Urinalysis, Weight - at every visit
Screening for sexually transmitted diseases
Genetic Screening - Down Syndrome, Trisomy 18, Cystic Fibrosis, etc.
Ultrasound Screening - click here
Gestational Diabetes Screening
Group B Streptococcus Screening
Cervical Exams - Starting at 36 weeks
Some pregnancies are more complicated and might require additional testing with: fetal non-stress tests, biophysical profiles and frequent ultrasounds to check for the baby's growth. Northeastern OB/GYN may co-manage some of these complicated pregnancies with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (click here for more information).
The transition from pregnancy to being a mother of a newborn can be challenging. Visits in the postpartum period are to make sure that you are healing well from your delivery. We can also help with breastfeeding concerns and postpartum depression issues.