Prenatal Care Specialist

The Childbirth and Women's Wellness Center

Certified Nurse Midwives located in Clifton, NJ

For quality prenatal care in a warm, nurturing environment, turn to the team at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center in Clifton, New Jersey. The midwives offer comprehensive prenatal care for pregnant women of all ages to ensure a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center includes the comprehensive services you need to ensure your pregnancy goes smoothly. Nurse-midwives offer a wide array of treatments to detect pregnancy problems and prepare you for labor, delivery, and motherhood. Exceptional prenatal care gives you and your baby the best chance of staying healthy.

What should I expect during prenatal care?

During prenatal care, your midwife monitors your and your baby’s health. Your first appointment is often the most comprehensive. Your specialist completes the following:

Vital signs check

When you arrive at The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center for your appointment, friendly staff members welcome you to the office. They check your blood pressure, body weight, pulse, and other vital signs to assess your overall health and pregnancy risk factors.

Medical history review

Your specialist reviews your medical history to get a full picture of your health, wellness, and disease risk factors. They ask about any dietary supplements or medications you may take, family and personal history of disease, and any symptoms you might have.

Physical examination

During a physical examination, your midwife might complete a pelvic examination with a Pap test if necessary. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, they may monitor your baby’s heartbeat, measure your abdomen, or complete a vaginal or abdominal ultrasound.

Diagnostic testing

Depending on your unique situation, and especially at your first prenatal appointment, your specialist may recommend you undergo urine tests, blood tests, or ultrasounds in addition to a Pap test.

Alternative treatments

The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center may recommend alternative treatments that can improve the way you feel and your overall health. They might suggest chiropractic care or acupuncture to help contribute to a successful pregnancy and birth.

Nutrition counseling

Having the right nutrition plan in place reduces your risk of nutrient deficiencies for yourself and your baby. It can maximize energy levels and helps you avoid excessive weight gain while pregnant. Your nurse-midwife offers nutrition counseling and recommends you take a prenatal vitamin supplement to stay as healthy as possible.

Due date determination

During your first prenatal care appointment, your midwife can estimate your due date based on your last menstrual cycle and the size of your baby.

When should I schedule prenatal care visits?

How often you should schedule a prenatal care appointment with The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether or not it's classified as high-risk. You may need an appointment once monthly initially, with more frequent visits the closer you get to your due date.

The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center staff and consulting physicians are available 24 hours a day to assist midwives if you experience complications or other emergencies. However, the nurse-midwives handle most natural situations during childbirth with minimal interventions.

If you’re pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant and desire exceptional prenatal care in a friendly, comfortable environment, call The Childbirth and Women’s Wellness Center office or schedule an appointment online today.