You can expect patient-centered care from the team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. during your pregnancy. They love nothing more than helping women through this very exciting time of their life.
Pregnancy appointments are scheduled in such a way that you never feel rushed, and there’s always plenty of time to talk and discuss your concerns.
The team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. also takes good care of you, providing all the tests and services you need to make sure you and your baby stay healthy throughout your nine months together.
The office of Mistye Taylor, M.D. performs many tests during your pregnancy. Most tests are part of general pregnancy care and include:
During your first prenatal appointment, the team performs a number of prenatal screening tests to check for infections such as HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B, and rubella.
During your second trimester, you undergo the glucose screening for gestational diabetes.
Before giving birth, the team performs a strep screening. This test helps ensure you don’t pass along a strep infection to your baby as they make their way down the birth canal during delivery.
During the fetal movement assessment, you count how frequently your baby kicks during a set period of time. The team is looking for 10 kicks in two hours. This is a test you do at home.
The NST assesses fetal heart rate, looking for an increase in heartbeats when you talk to your baby.
If your baby’s heart rate doesn’t increase during an NST, the team recommends a BPP. During this test, they combine the fetal heart monitoring with an ultrasound test to look at your baby and measure the amniotic fluid.
They may also do a modified BPP, which includes an NST and measurement of your deepest vertical pockets of amniotic fluid.
The Doppler ultrasound looks at blood flow through your umbilical artery.
The team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. considers your labor and delivery plan an important part of your pregnancy experience. They work closely with you to ensure you have the experience you want and expect.
Delivery options include vaginal delivery, operative vaginal delivery, and cesarean delivery (C-section).
The team at Mistye Taylor, M.D. provides the best pregnancy care possible, making you and your baby the priority. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.