Women's Specialists of Fayette provides a variety of obstetrical services including normal and high risk obstetrical care, twin/multiple pregnancy care, 3D/4D ultrasounds, non-stress tests, and biophysical profiles. Please find more information about these services below.
Routine obstetrics is an important part of the practice for the physicians at The Women's Specialists of Fayette. They enjoy their roll in monitoring healthy pregnancies and providing education to maintain optimal health for both mom and baby. They realize that answering questions and providing reassurance to give moms confidence and peace of mind is often one of the more important roles they have. They also enjoy the deliveries, making sure the birthing experience is safe and helping to make a baby's first moments of life a sweet memory for all.
Our primary c-section rate is relatively low at 15 to 18 %. We also prefer not to do episiotomies, but each case is individually decided, guided by patient preference. At your first visit an ultrasound is done to insure viability and correct dating of the pregnancy. A second anatomical ultrasound is done at 20 weeks to screen for any developmental abnormality. If medically needed, additional ultrasounds may be done.
Our practice also provides the optional 3-dimensional images, or "Fetal Photos". The most optimal views are at 16 and 28 weeks. This type of ultrasound is not considered medically necessary and therefore is not covered by insurance.
The physicians at The Women's Specialists of Fayette have a special interest and expertise concerning high-risk obstetrics. They meet on a weekly basis to discuss and collaborate on every obstetrical case so that every patient benefits from their collective experience and training. They take advantage of the wide array of specialists on staff at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, as well as in the greater Metro Atlanta area for consultation and co-management where and when appropriate.
Twins and higher level multiple gestations are monitored closely as they present an increased risk for preterm labor, fetal growth abnormalities and nutritional concerns. They are monitored by ultrasound at least monthly for fetal growth after the first trimester.
More Information about Twin Pregnancies: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp092.cfm