Prenatal Care in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton

At Women’s Health Partners, we are partners with you throughout your pregnancy. Regular prenatal visits with your OBGYN are important to monitor your health and your baby’s health.

The frequency of prenatal visits depends on how far along you are in the pregnancy and any known health conditions.

About Prenatal Visits

Your first prenatal visit should be scheduled as soon as you think you are pregnant. As the pregnancy progresses, prenatal checkups will happen more regularly and may include special tests.

A typical schedule for prenatal checkups is:

  • Between Weeks 4-28. You’ll have an appointment once a month.
  • Between Weeks 28-36. You’ll start having appointments twice a month.
  • After week 36. You’ll have weekly appointments.

If your pregnancy is high-risk, which depends on factors like the patient’s age, weight, and other health problems or concerns, your OBGYN may recommend more frequent prenatal visits to closely monitor your pregnancy.

What to Expect During Your Prenatal Visit

During a prenatal checkup, your OBGYN may:

  • Get a urine sample
  • Review medical history
  • Check blood pressure, weight, and height
  • Check stress level and lifestyle habits
  • Perform blood tests
  • Check the fetal heart rate
  • Feel and measure the patient’s abdomen
  • Take a fetal ultrasound
  • Answer any questions or concerns the patient has

Other tests may be done to test to detect signs of possible health problems including infection,birth defects, gestational diabetes, or fetal distress.

Fetal Ultrasound

Fetal ultrasound provides you and your doctor at Women’s Health Partners with a first glimpse of your developing baby. The ultrasound:

  • Is a safe, painless and non-invasive test
  • Is typically performed between 18 and 22 weeks of pregnancy
  • Is used to confirm a pregnancy and its location
  • Is used to determine how a pregnancy is progressing, the baby’s growth rate, age and sex
  • Is used to determine location and development of the placenta
  • Identifies possible fetal abnormalities

To prepare for a prenatal appointment where an ultrasound is necessary, where comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Most likely, you will need a full bladder. For transvaginal ultrasounds or those in the late stages of pregnancy, a full bladder usually isn’t necessary.

Contact Women’s Health Partners in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach to schedule a prenatal checkup or your first prenatal appointment if you think you are pregnant.

Existing patients, use the patient portal to schedule your appointment.

Non-Essential Appointments Cancelled

Due to COVID-19, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule any non-essential appointments (re: physicals, annuals, and other well visits) until further notice.

COVID-19 is causing things to change rapidly and our operations can vary because of this. We ask for your understanding and that you check our website for the latest on operational hours and services available.

You can also call ahead if you have questions.

We are proud of our staff who are working during this time, and pledge to you our highest service possible during this pandemic.


Patient/Visitor Guideline Update

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission and provide a safer environment and promote social distancing which is recommended by the CDC, we are asking that patients limit the number of people accompanying them to an appointment. No visitors (including children) will be allowed to accompany each patient unless a specific patient needs extra support. We encouraged visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual means, including Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, and/or phone.

Additionally, we are respectfully asking that children not accompany any adult patients, unless there is a medical necessity. We know this may cause scheduling challenges, particularly for families with younger siblings, but we can all play a role in reducing the spread of this virus. Thank you for understanding our need to do so and for helping us keep you and our greater community healthy.

We are also asking any patients with a cough, shortness of breath or fever not to come to our facility and call ahead of time. You will be directed to another facility for evaluation.

All patients are to wash their hands before and after their visit. Hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation are still the best ways to prevent this virus from spreading more widely.

We are committed to providing the best care to you and will continue to give you the best guidance we can.

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