Congratulations! Our providers are here to help you through this life-changing journey. We know that there is nothing like welcoming a new baby into a family. Once you have a positive home pregnancy test, please call the office and let us know the first day of your last menstrual period. We will schedule your first appointment at the appropriate time. Please begin taking a prenatal vitamin (over the counter brands are fine, or we can call you in a prescription if you prefer). On this site you will find a list of medications that are safe in pregnancy and what to expect at your first visit.
At your first visit to Women's Healthcare Partners, we want to get a complete medical history and learn any personal issues that may impact your pregnancy. You will see a Certified Nurse-Midwife at this visit who will review your complete medical and obstetric history and go over all the information that you need to get started in a healthy way. Please bring along any medications that you have taken since you became pregnant. After your first visit we will schedule a follow-up appointment and direct you to the lab for your prenatal panel. A first trimester ultrasound will be scheduled before you leave. Depending on time and insurance coverage, the first ultrasound may be performed at this visit. We will do a complete physical exam and pap smear at your second visit.
This list contains medications that are over the counter and can safely be used during pregnancy for a number of ailments. Your provider may prescribe other safe medications for you that are not on this list. If you have any questions regarding a medication, please call our office. We are here to help you with all facets of your pregnancy care.
Women's Healthcare Partners offers obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound. Barbara is a registered nurse and a registered ultrasonagrapher specializing in OB-Gyn sonography. An OB ultrasound is routinely performed to establish an accurate due date in early pregnancy and to evaluate baby's anatomic development at 20-22 weeks. Ultrasounds are performed as medically indicated. The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and the FDA believe that the use of ultrasound without a medical indication is inappropriate.
Barbara Whitehead is certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Sonographers. Our practice has also earned accreditation through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. You can be assured that your ultrasound will be performed accurately, professionally and that you will receive the highest quality images and interpretation.
Owensboro Medical Health System offers many free classes to help you prepare for birth and caring for your baby. We encourage you to educate yourself and your partner in order to have the best possible parenting experience you can. Call 688-5098 to register or visit omhs.org/pregnancy for more details.