Obstetrical Care at County Ob/Gyn

Obstetrical Services at County Ob/Gyn include general obstetric care, high-risk obstetric care, infertility, and in-office sonography.

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YNHH Children's Hospital - Parking and Construction Update

There has been an important change for arriving at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The entrance to Children’s Hospital will be closed for approximately 6 months beginning December 17, 2021.  Our Obstetrical patients should use the SMILOW CANCER HOSPITAL entrance at 35 Park Street when arriving in Labor or for any Obstetrical urgent visit.  The registration desk will be staffed 24/7 and will direct you to the appropriate floor.

Parking is available in the Air Rights Garage, at Smilow and Valet for short-term visits.

Please visit ynhhs.org for more info or view the detailed FAQ Sheet sent to us from Yale-New Haven Hospital

In reaction to the nationwide infant formula shortage, the Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services of Yale-New Haven Health System have developed a Parent Information sheet to aid parents in making safe choices concerning the feeding of formula to their infants. Click the link below to view this detailed information sheet and call your pediatrician if you have any questions.

National Infant Formula Shortage FAQ

The FDA released a statement on February 17th that there has been a recall on some infant formulas

The FDA is advising consumers not to use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:

  • the first two digits of the code are 22 through 37; and
  • the code on the container contains K8, SH or Z2; and
  • the expiration date is 4-1-2022 (APR 2022) or later.

To learn more CLICK HERE

General Obstetrical Care

A healthy pregnancy starts with planning and preparing for the expected and the unexpected. At County Obstetrics & Gynecology, we provide you with the information you need to help make decisions that are right for you and your family. Your first obstetrical visit here is called the Education Visit. This first visit will provide you with information on nutrition, prenatal vitamins, and an overview of many of the tests that will be offered during various stages of pregnancy. We will set up your electronic prenatal record and show you the best ways to communicate with us electronically. You will also learn where to go for resources regarding childbirth classes, hospital tours, and other options for the expectant mother.

After the first visit, you will eventually meet all of our providers here at County. At each prenatal visit, we will perform routine screenings including weight, urine testing, blood pressure, measurement of the uterus to check for fetal growth, fetal heartbeat and the mother will be examined to address any problems or concerns she may be having. Certain tests will be performed throughout pregnancy; some of these tests are routine while others may require a review of your history to determine if there are any genetic conditions that could be passed on to the baby.

Infertility

Although some couples may have difficulty becoming pregnant you should not be concerned about infertility unless you and your partner have tried to conceive for at least one year with well-timed, unprotected regular intercourse. If you have followed this route without success, you then may want to seek help. You’ll want to seek help sooner than one year if, as a female, you have a history of pelvic inflammatory disease or other sexually transmitted infections, if your cycle is irregular, absent or painful or if you have previously miscarried. Other reasons to seek help sooner would be if your male partner has a low sperm count, has had sexually transmitted diseases, prostate infections or reversal of surgical sterilization. Call our office to schedule an appointment. Our physicians will discuss the possibility of seeing a fertility specialist.

High-Risk Obstetrical Care

Every pregnancy can have risks. Pregnancies are considered to be “high risk” when complications arise, either due to the mother or the baby. If your pregnancy is high risk more careful monitoring and observation is required. Our physicians have the resources available to manage high risk pregnancies.

In-Office Sonography

Our sonographers here are County Obstetrics & Gynecology are board certified, highly-skilled professionals who use specialized equipment to create images of your baby from the very beginning to the end of your pregnancy. Our sonographers have extensive training and years of experience. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality health care for women.

Ultrasound Protocol:

For all of our ultrasounds, 1 adult and no children (except for 1 newborn in an infant carrier) are permitted in the ultrasound room.

 

Maternal Mental Health Hotline

The hotline is accessible by phone or text at 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS (1-833-943-5746) in English and Spanish. TTY Users can use a preferred relay service or dial 711 and then 1-833-943-5746.

The Maternal Mental Health Hotline is not intended as an emergency response line and individuals in behavioral health crises should continue to contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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