OBSTETRICS


Congratulations on the newest member of your family.  Alamo Women's Health is a leader in prenatal care in San Antonio.  We tailor your care and experience to guide you during your path, whether it be your first  or last pregnancy.  Our team of physicians help to make sure your pregnancy is a safe and healthy journey.  Our number one goal, a safe and healthy mother and baby.   For more information, click on the links or hypertext (colored words)


At Alamo Women's Health you will find we provide a wide range of services including some of the most advanced obstetrical technologies and services to keep your baby healthy.   We offer comprehensive obstetrical care from the prenatal to the postpartum period.  We adhere to principles of evidence based medicine-offer techniques and technologies that are proven to be safe and effective in keeping your pregnancy from harm.  We couple this with the brand new, advanced care Labor and Delivery units and Neonatal Intensive Care units at the best hospitals within San Antonio  (see LOCATIONS) to ensure a safe introduction of your baby into this world.  

Obstetrical services offered:                                                                      


We offer a broad range of knowledge for Obstetrics & Gynecological care.  Come see us to find who can partner with you to help you along your journey to safe motherhood.  


 Prenatal testing

o   1st trimester testing for fetal anomalies

​   First Trimester (conception to 12 weeks):

  • Early Vaginal Ultrasound helps accurately determine the due date

           of the pregnancy.

  • Counseling on nutrition and weight gain (link to patient education)
    vitamin supplements, exercise, and genetic screening

  •   Identify and reduce risks for birth defects
  • Baseline Labs (Includes:)

​      - Complete blood count (CBC)
            - Diabetes Screen
- Hepatitis Screen
- HIV Screening
​ - Syphilis Screening

  • Appointments occur once per month then change according to your pregnancy progression

o  2nd trimester testing for fetal anomalies

   Specialized testing for Cystic fibrosis and genetic abnormalities

   Progenity testing

        -  Panorama noninvasive testing

        -  Horizon noninvasivetesting for Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy             
​           and Fragile X

        -  Sequenom testing

       -  Materni-21 testing.  


Basic and Comprehensive Obstetrical Anatomy ultrasounds


Second Trimester (12 weeks to 28 weeks)

  • Tetra Screen   A genetic test to determine the presence of chromosomal abnormalities, including Down Syndrome, and Spina Bfida.
  • Detailed Level II ultrasound- detailed fetal exam
  • Diabetes screening
  • Appointments occur once per month then change according to your pregnancy progression

Third Trimester (28 weeks to 40 weeks/Delivery):

  • Close monitoring of fetal growth
  • Amniotic fluid monitoring
  • Screening for depression
  • Fetal monitoring (non-stress test) in office if indicated
  • Counseling and preparation for method of delivery, birth plan
  • Appointments occur once every 1-2 weeks and this may change according to your pregnancy progression


Post-Partum Care: Including evaluation of abdominal incision (c-section only)

  • 6 week post-partum office visit for counseling, exercise, and screening and treatment for post-partum depression
  • Discuss and initiate contraception
  • Monitor and support breast feeding


PRENATAL CLASSES and RESOURCES

​High risk pregnancies

  • ​Hypertension, Preeclampsia (high blood pressure)

  • Advanced age (>35 years old at time of delivery)

  • Previous cesarean delivery

  • Higher order pregnancy (Twins, Triplets)

  • Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes Mellitus

  • Chronic Medical Condition that may affect growth of baby 

Antepartum testing

o  Non-stress tests/fetal heart rate monitoring

o  Biophysical profiles

Continuing care after your delivery. 


We offer Obstetrical care for you and your baby at each of ourLOCATIONS.  Schedule your appointment today!

210-426-3663