Nothing is more important than regular OB/GYN care during your pregnancy. Obstetric or prenatal care that begins as soon as you know you’re pregnant and follows you through delivery is the best way to protect you and your baby. Dr. Aiman Shilad at One Oak Medical has years of OB/GYN experience, providing excellent prenatal care and delivering many healthy babies. To schedule a prenatal appointment, use online booking or call the office in Clifton, New Jersey.
Obstetric or prenatal care follows a regular schedule: monthly exams through week 28, checkups every two weeks through week 36, then weekly visits until delivery.
During your first visit, Dr. Shilad reviews your medical history, does blood and urine tests, and performs a pelvic exam. This exam is comprehensive, helping Dr. Shilad determine whether you have any problems that may affect you, your pregnancy, or your baby.
Subsequent prenatal visits include a check of your overall health, weight, and blood pressure, and an evaluation of your baby’s growth and heart rate.
During your prenatal visits, you’ll learn about nutrition and healthy weight gain. You’ll also have time to ask questions and address any concerns.
A high-risk pregnancy exists when the mother’s or baby’s health is at risk. If you have a high-risk pregnancy, Dr. Shilad may ask you to schedule more frequent prenatal appointments.
Concerns that may indicate a high-risk pregnancy include:
All women get routine blood and urine tests at specific times throughout their pregnancy. These tests check for problems such as:
Blood tests during pregnancy also screen for congenital genetic disabilities like Down syndrome. If a screening test shows your baby is at risk, or if you know you have a family history of a genetic disease, you can request genetic testing to determine whether your baby has a health problem.
You may have an early ultrasound around 6-10 weeks to confirm your due date or to be sure you don’t have an ectopic, or tubal, pregnancy.
The ultrasound women look forward to, however, is done during the second trimester around 16-20 weeks. That's when you may learn your baby’s sex. Dr. Shilad also examines your baby’s health and development during the second-trimester ultrasound.
Dr. Shilad offers compassionate and experienced OB/GYN care. To schedule an appointment, call One Oak Medical or book an appointment online.