Pregnancy

Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology -  - Obstetrics and Gynecology

Albany Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecologist located in Albany, NY

Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most exciting, fulfilling times in a woman’s life. Having the right team of supportive, knowledgeable care providers around you ensures that you get to enjoy this special season to the fullest. At Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology in Albany, New York, a team of dedicated pregnancy specialists is waiting to serve you with top-tier midwife and obstetric care. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.

Pregnancy Q & A

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a medical field that focuses on women throughout pregnancy and during the birthing process. While some obstetricians stop their care there, Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology also offers postnatal care. Our goal is to walk with you through every step of pregnancy and birthing into motherhood, giving you the support you need to feel comfortable and confident as a new mom. 

What should I expect from pregnancy care?

When you choose Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology, you get care tailored to each phase of your pregnancy. 

Prenatal care

While you’re pregnant, you’ll be visiting Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology often for checkups. For healthy pregnancies, we generally recommend visits every four weeks for the first 28 weeks, then every two weeks from weeks 28 to 35, followed by weekly visits until you give birth. Starting at week 12, Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology offers ultrasounds administered by our American College of Radiology-accredited technicians so you can see your baby and watch their growth and development. 

On top of monitoring your pregnancy through these regular visits, Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology also uses the prenatal months to help you prepare for motherhood. We offer breastfeeding and childbirth education classes. 

Birthing

All of the months of your pregnancy culminate in one special moment: birth. Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology’s dedicated physicians and midwives guide you through this process, following your birthing plan as closely as possible while working to ensure you deliver a healthy baby into the world. 

Postnatal care

After birth, the work of motherhood is just getting started. Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology stays involved with you during this important time, addressing breastfeeding concerns, helping your body heal, and watching for signs of postpartum depression. We include standard postpartum care for six weeks after birth. However, additional care will be provided more frequently as the need arises. 

Which is better: a midwife or a physician?

Some women prefer the natural, emotional support of a midwife during birth, while others want to know there’s a licensed, board-certified obstetrician in the room with them in case there are any complications. At Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology, we offer midwife care for most pregnancies. However, for women experiencing high-risk pregnancies, or Caesarean sections, we offer collaborative care, meaning your midwife and physician partner together to serve you and your baby. 

Get the support you need for your ideal pregnancy by calling Albany Obstetrics & Gynecology or scheduling your appointment online.