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Pregnancy Services

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Whether you are having a multiple-birth or other high-risk pregnancy, have a history of complex pregnancies and related medical complications, or if you are a healthy woman having an otherwise routine pregnancy, Women's Health Consultants provides a full array of prenatal and delivery care to serve you and your baby's needs. 

Pregnancy-related services that we provide include:

Some of the high-risk pregnancy-related conditions that we treat include:

Diabetes and Pregnancy Program

 

According to the Center For Disease Control, in the United States, about 1% to 2% of pregnant women have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and about 6% to 9% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes.  Women with a diabetic condition are at an increased risk for complications during pregnancy and after delivery, including high blood pressure, eye disease, kidney disease, excessive weight gain, severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Their babies are also at increased risk for complications, including macrosomia (high birth weight), higher rates of miscarriage and stillbirth, birth defects, delivery complications, and jaundice.

Women's Health Consultants offers a Gestational Diabetes Program that helps to ensure that you have a healthy pregnancy for both you and your baby. By working with you to manage your blood sugar before and during pregnancy, we can help you to decrease the risk of complications and make it more likely that you can carry your baby to term. 

WHC's Gestational Diabetes Program includes the following services:

  • Consultation with a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist to review the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes, associated maternal and fetal perinatal risks, obstetrical risks, maternal and fetal surveillance, labor and delivery planning, and postpartum evaluation

  • Nutrition, diet and physical activity education and support, referral to a specialized dietician, as necessary.

  • Glucometer and fingerstick instruction by our trained staff

  • Medication management, including oral anti-glycemic agents and insulin, as necessary.

  • Weekly review of blood glucose levels with a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist (more frequent if necessary) and regular communication with the referring physician

  • Surveillance for complications such as hypertension and preeclampsia, and prompt intervention and coordinated care if complications do exist

  • Biophysical Profile testing, including Perinatal ultrasounds and nonstress tests, as indicated

Gestational Diabetes Support Program Glucose Intake Form - In order to keep better monitor your blood glucose levels, please download our Glucose Intake Form (PDF).

For general information, please read The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ frequently asked questions about gestational diabetes: FAQ Sheet

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