Dr. Weary's Specialties
Your First Obstetrics Appointment
During the first appointment it is important to discuss the patient’s history, similar to Dr. Weary’s approach with gynecology exams.
Some questions that are covered specifically related to the patient’s periods, such as:
- When was the last menstrual period?
- Are the periods typically regular or irregular (how far apart are your periods usually)?
- Has there been a positive pregnancy test at home? If so, when?
Common Concerns (Cramping & Bleeding)
- Cramping is common in early pregnancy. It is important to tell Dr. Weary, but there is no need to be overly concerned or worried as it is common.
- About 40% of women experience bleeding in early pregnancy. Discussing any bleeding with Dr. Weary is important so that he can evaluate and talk through it with you.
- We will draw a basic pregnancy blood panel on your first visit.
Annual Exam & Getting An Ultrasound
- If due during your OB appointment, we will also provide an annual exam. The exam will ensure your overall health and will serve as a baseline assessment.
- An Ultrasound will be performed to assess the baby’s viability and confirm that the baby is at the appropriate size. This is also a good time to address any issues such as pain, bleeding, or other issues.
Follow Up Obstetrics Appointments
Visits after the first OB appointments become a little simpler we don’t need to repeat the full exam or draw blood.
When the patient comes in every four weeks for OB appointments, there are some basic medical care points that we cover:
- Focus on vital signs, the patients weight, and the baby’s heart beat.
- Emphasis on patient communication, education, and addressing any questions.
- Stay informed about your pregnancy progress at each stage.
A large part of the visit is intended simply to talk to the patient and to answer her questions.
Third Trimester OB Appointments
At around 28 weeks into your pregnancy, Dr. Weary starts scheduling more frequent appointments to better cater to your needs.
During your third trimester appointments, these are some of the things Dr. Weary will make sure to go over:
- Tdap immunization: The goal is to immunize both mom and baby against whooping cough (pertussis). It is now recommended by the CDC.
The final weeks of pregnancy and what they look like:
- Weekly scheduled appointments to monitor the baby’s heartbeat and answer any questions the patient may have.
- Dr. Kevin Weary’s office will ensure that the patient is pre-admitted to the hospital with all the information she needs.