Women's Health of Manhattan
OB-GYNs located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
Obstetrics involves the health care you receive during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period. Jennifer Wu, MD, and Adam Romoff, MD, provide world-class obstetric care at Women's Health of Manhattan. For patient-centered obstetrics, call their office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City or request an appointment online today.
Obstetrics Q & A
What is obstetrics?
Obstetrics is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on women’s health, particularly during pregnancy and childbirth.
The doctors at Women's Health of Manhattan are board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, also known as OB/GYN. They provide complete prenatal care throughout your pregnancy, help you prepare for labor and delivery, and give you follow-up care, such as routine Pap smears, for years to come.
When should I see an obstetrician?
You should schedule an appointment at Women's Health of Manhattan as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. After your first visit, your doctor recommends a schedule of prenatal care appointments based on your overall health and risk factors for complications.
If you’re not yet pregnant but trying to conceive, the team at Women's Health of Manhattan can help you with a preconception counseling appointment. They can check you for medical conditions that may cause problems during pregnancy or affect your baby’s health, like high blood pressure and genetic disorders.
Even if you’re not planning to have children, all women should get gynecologic wellness exams once a year.
How is an obstetrician different from a family doctor?
Many family physicians provide prenatal care but lack the specialized training of an obstetrician. If your pregnancy may require a cesarean section delivery, your obstetrician at Women's Health of Manhattan can perform that surgery.
A high-risk pregnancy is a common reason women seek obstetric treatment rather than family medicine. Your pregnancy is high-risk if you’re older than 35, are having twins or more, or have a medical condition that may cause complications. Sometimes, risk factors develop during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes.
In many cases, women who anticipate healthy, normal pregnancies still prefer to receive care from an obstetrician.
What tests and procedures does obstetrics entail?
The obstetricians at Women's Health of Manhattan provide individualized care. Depending on your age, health, and risk factors, they may perform a variety of tests and procedures, such as:
- Vaginal delivery
- Cesarean delivery
- Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)
- Dilation and curettage
- Genetic testing
For compassionate care in obstetrics, call Women's Health of Manhattan, or book an appointment online today.
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