Pregnancy is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming season of your life, and the all-female OB/GYN team at Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology in Allentown, Pennsylvania, understands exactly what you’re going through. From the excitement of your first positive pregnancy test to the delivery of your healthy baby, your care providers are on hand to guide and support. Use online scheduling to book an appointment anytime, or call the office to arrange your visit today.
After a positive home pregnancy test, reach out to Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology. When you call, try to have an estimate of your last menstrual period start date and your insurance info.
The next step is confirming your pregnancy using an HCG test. A member of the Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology team sends a lab order for an HCG test to either your home or the lab of your choice.
The HCG results go straight to the Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology office, where a trained nurse reviews them and then reaches out to you. If the results aren't clear, you may need to take another HCG test. Your Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology nurse schedules your appointment when she calls you with the HCG test results.
Your first prenatal visit usually occurs at about eight weeks gestation. In that visit, you'll have a transvaginal ultrasound to verify the baby's heartbeat, check for a multiple pregnancy, and designate a due date.
First-trimester ultrasounds can also check for ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. After your first ultrasound, you may schedule your initial prenatal visit with the Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology nurse.
During your first prenatal visit, the Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology nurse explains your prenatal care in full so you know what to expect. This visit is easy: All you have to do is listen, and then ask questions if you need more info afterward. You also get a prenatal packet to take home, as well as a lab order for your first trimester blood tests.
If you opt for genetic screening, you schedule that during this appointment. You'll also schedule your first appointment with your OB/GYN at this time.
It depends on your needs. Most expectant mothers see their OB/GYN:
Your plan may be different if you're in a high-risk category or if you or your baby has unusual health concerns.
Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology provides comprehensive obstetrics care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Your care covers everything you and your baby need, from ultrasounds to induction of labor.
Another major benefit of Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology care is the prepared childbirth education classes. The Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology nurse teaches these classes using information that's specially tailored to the care practices of the OB/GYNs.
Use the online scheduler or call Seasons of Life Obstetrics & Gynecology to book your appointment now.