Center for Women's Health
OB-GYNs located in Wichita, KS
From the day you learn you’re pregnant until the moment you hear your newborn’s first cry, the team of providers at the Center for Women’s Health in Wichita, Kansas, are dedicated to providing expert medical care and protecting the health of you and your baby. As soon as you know you’re pregnant, please call us or book an appointment online so that we can schedule your first prenatal checkup and you can begin your pregnancy knowing all is well.
Obstetrics Q & A
What makes obstetric care special at the Center for Women’s Health?
The team at the Center for Women’s Health provide expert medical attention using the latest technology, while compassionately nurturing the spirit of each woman. When it’s time to deliver your baby, you can count on personal care from Dr. Breit. She delivers 98% of all her patients' babies and is on call when it’s time for your child to arrive.
What prenatal services will you receive?
Your baby goes through rapid growth in the first month after conception, so please schedule a prenatal examination as soon as you know you’re pregnant. The team at the Center for Women’s Health will get you off to a healthy start with expert prenatal care and information about nutrition and lifestyle habits that affect the baby.
Your first prenatal visit includes a review of both parents’ medical history, a check of your weight and blood pressure, a pelvic and breast exam, and a urine test to uncover potential concerns such as high blood sugar.
Routine blood tests conducted during your first visit verify the mother’s blood type and check for issues — such as hepatitis, anemia, HIV, rubella, and syphilis — that can affect the pregnancy and baby. If your medical history or exam reveal any concerns, our providers can order other blood or genetic tests.
How often should pregnant women schedule prenatal care?
Antenatal care follows a regular schedule, although you may need to come in more often if there are any concerns or you have a high-risk pregnancy:
- Before 28 weeks: Monthly prenatal check-ups
- Weeks 28 to 36: Every two weeks
- Week 36 through birth: Weekly
What can you expect during each prenatal visit?
Each prenatal visit gives you the chance to ask questions and gives the providers at the Center for Women’s Health the opportunity to ensure that mother and baby are healthy and the pregnancy is progressing normally.
During a prenatal visit, your provider will:
- Check your blood pressure
- Measure your weight gain
- Measure your abdomen to check the baby’s growth
- Examine your abdomen for the baby’s position (later in pregnancy)
- Check the baby’s heart rate
- Check for swelling of your face, hands, or feet
- Order blood and urine tests as needed
What routine tests are performed during pregnancy?
Routine tests and screenings are performed on every pregnant woman to ensure that she and her baby are healthy. Some of the most important tests include:
- Ultrasound around 18-22 weeks to check the baby’s development
- Blood glucose screening between 24-28 weeks
- Rh antibody test between 28-29 weeks
- Genetic testing such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling
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