Obstetrics & Gynecology

Your Gynecology Appointment

When you get to your appointment, it is your doctor’s job to make sure everyone is on the same page and review exactly how this exam will go.
Your medical history should and will be discussed thoroughly including (but not limited to) your surgical history, current medications, family history, inquiries into your smoking, drinking, and drug habits, and reviewing medical issues you may have. Even though the doctor is a gynecologist, she will not just talk about your sexual history – getting to know you a little more personally in terms of your medical history helps her provide the best care to you.
The examination afterwards may vary based on your age and sexual history, but most examinations may include the following:
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap smear
  • HPV screening
  • Blood pressure check
  • Urine screening

Your Obstetrics Appointment

An obstetric consultation is an opportunity for you to meet with the doctor to discuss the details of your pregnancy. Regular visits with a doctor throughout a pregnancy are recommended, because they allow for professional monitoring of your and your baby’s health. These consultations also provide time for you and your doctor to develop a trusting relationship while discussing any possible health issues that may affect you and your baby.
During the initial obstetric consultation you will be able to ask questions about the pregnancy and what it will entail. A physical examination is given, and a thorough review of your medical history is made. Tests performed during the various consultations may include the following:
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Fetal heart tones
  • Blood pressure