Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York, NY
Pregnancy and Prenatal Care

Pregnancy and Prenatal Care services offered in Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York, NY

Jeffrey Yu, MD PC, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, provides patient-centered pregnancy and prenatal care from conception to delivery to postpartum care. You can expect to see Dr. Yu, a board-certified OB/GYN, at every visit, and he performs every delivery. For expert pregnancy and prenatal care from an experienced OB/GYN, call the New York City office or book an appointment online today.

Pregnancy and Prenatal Care Q&A

What is pregnancy and prenatal care?

Pregnancy and prenatal care is the medical management of pregnancy. Early and frequent prenatal care is the best way to ensure a healthy pregnancy. 

Dr. Yu is an experienced obstetrician who provides expert pregnancy and prenatal care at his office. He sees you throughout the entire course of your pregnancy, from the first trimester up to the point of hospital admission for delivery. 

You meet only with Dr. Yu during your office visits, and he is the only one delivering your baby.

When do I start pregnancy and prenatal care?

Dr. Yu determines when you start pregnancy and prenatal care based on your gynecological and pregnancy history. Most patients start prenatal care eight weeks after the first day of their last menstrual period. However, Dr. Yu may have you come in sooner if you have a high-risk pregnancy. 

Dr. Yu works in conjunction with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and welcomes high-risk pregnancies like advanced maternal age, gestational diabetes, and high blood pressure. 

Follow-up visits are scheduled every four weeks and then every two weeks the closer you get to your due date. 

What happens during pregnancy and prenatal care?

The specifics of your pregnancy and prenatal care at Jeffrey Yu, MD PC, depend on your needs. You can expect a thorough evaluation during your first visit so Dr. Yu can understand your current health and pregnancy plan. 

He talks to you about your pregnancy, the types of tests you need, and the lifestyle changes you need to make to stay healthy, and he answers any and all questions you have. 

Dr. Yu also helps you to formulate a birth plan, encouraging you to share your preferences during labor and delivery.

What tests do I need during pregnancy and prenatal care?

There are many tests you need during your pregnancy and prenatal care. Dr. Yu explains the types of testing you need and why. Testing might include:

  • Genetic testing
  • Blood work to assess your health and screen for diseases
  • Pap smear
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) check
  • Glucose testing
  • Fetal monitoring

Dr. Yu performs ultrasounds at the office, along with non-stress tests and biophysical profiles.

Dr. Yu considers it a privilege to care for patients during pregnancy. Call Jeffrey Yu, MD PC, or schedule your pregnancy and prenatal consultation online today.