Obstetrics is the specialty of medicine concerned with pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. Our dedicated team of health care providers and staff pride themselves in providing excellent quality of care in a warm, comfortable setting.
Pregnancy and birth are two of the most important events you will experience in your life. Both deserve careful and thoughtful consideration. Our experienced team of obstetricians and midwives provide you with a full spectrum of pregnancy and childbirth care, as well as gynecologic care before and after pregnancy. We work collaboratively with the childbirth team at UPMC Hanover, where we perform all of our deliveries. When you go to the hospital to deliver, you will be cared for by the same integrated nursing team that specializes in caring for all of our childbirth patients. This dedicated team has years of experience in providing care in a full spectrum of childbirth scenarios.
We provide an individualized birth experience for you and your family. We are committed to working with you to understand and respect your personal preferences and your individual birth plan. Whether you choose a natural childbirth or are seeking help understanding your birth options after a previous C-section, our team works with you to understand your options, inform you about what to expect during the labor and delivery process, and respect your choices throughout your entire pregnancy and childbirth experience. Should high-risk pregnancy care be required, your obstetrician will work hand-in-hand with maternal-fetal medicine specialists to provide unparalleled care.
General Obstetrics Care
We provide comprehensive obstetric care from preconception to postpartum. Our experienced medical team provides general services to guide women through each and every step of their pregnancy to ensure proper growth and development, as well as a successful delivery. Our facilities are also fully equipped with the technology and equipment to help make your pregnancy as simple and efficient as possible.
During your pregnancy, you will visit our providers on a regular basis for physical examinations, blood tests, and ultrasounds in order to monitor the growth and development of your baby. We will also discuss with you your options for the delivery process, and then 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 motherhood lifestyle while maintaining their health as well.
A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) is an experienced registered nurse who has completed an accredited education program in nurse-midwifery and has passed a national certifying exam. Certified nurse-midwives provide prenatal care, deliver babies, and offer regular gynecologic care for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies. Our nurse-midwives believe that birth is a natural and normal process. They take a personal approach to childbirth, stressing the importance of educational and emotional support for parents. Your nurse-midwife will provide you with comprehensive care, including childbirth education, nutrition and exercise counseling, breastfeeding instruction and early parenting information.
Our experienced team of obstetricians and midwives keep abreast of the most advanced treatment options to assist infertile women and men who wish to conceive children. Using the most advanced procedures and laboratories to increase the likelihood of conception, we are dedicated to helping couples suffering from infertility and recurrent early pregnancy losses, realize their dreams.
Our office is equipped with the latest and most advanced ultrasound machines and is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The convenience of our accredited facility allows the patient to receive a high-quality examination from one of our registered sonographers and to have the results interpreted by the physician shortly thereafter. We have provided a TV monitor for the patient to view their sonogram during the exam. A sonogram takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
During pregnancy, we use sonograms to look at the growth and development of your baby. An early sonogram in the first trimester confirms the accuracy of your baby’s due date. At around 20 weeks of gestation, we provide a detailed evaluation of the baby’s anatomy and can determine the gender of your little one! Additional sonograms may be necessary in high-risk patients.