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Obstetrics & Pregnancy Care

Obstetrics & Pregnancy Care – Hanford, CA

Are you pregnant and need an obstetrician or OB doctor?  Our practice welcomes new patients and provides the following services to the Hanford, CA and surrounding area.

As your obstetrician, we are committed to provide care at the highest clinical standards in a setting that is comfortable and welcoming. We strive to treat each patient, each family member, and each personal encounter the way we wish to be treated.

Benefits Quick Look

  • Full Spectrum Pregnancy / OB Care
  • Care for Mom & Baby
  • Delivery at Adventist Health Hanford Hospital – Family Birthing Center (including Surgical C-Section Delivery if needed)
  • Comprehensive Pregnancy Care Planning
  • Quality time with your Obstetrician


OB – Pregnancy Philosophy:

We realize that each pregnancy, each birth, and each person is truly unique and different.

We also have witnessed and understand that each pregnancy, each birth, and each person is a true miracle!

OB-pregnancy-field-istock-e1361392872818How else could one describe the incredible journey of growth from conception to birth…the process of forming a new life! It is with honor that we humbly accept the privilege to assist you along this journey. It goes without saying that pregnancy is a life changing experience; a journey of incredible physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and economic changes.

Throughout the aches and pains, joys, and sometimes sorrows, we hope to provide you with the experience, education, and medical care you need in preparation for such a change. We follow expert recommendations for offering screening, diagnostics, and evaluations, always in partnership with our patient’s desires. We respect the autonomy of each patient, and encourage open communication and education to provide the healthiest journey for you and your new child.

Our goal is always the same; for a healthy mother, father, and baby…a true miracle!

OB – Pregnancy Services offered:

  • Pre-pregnancy planning and health evaluation prior to getting pregnant
  • Prenatal care (Care throughout pregnancy)
  • Delivery at Family Birthing Center – Adventist Health Hanford (Normal vaginal delivery as well as Cesarean section if needed)
  • Tubal Ligation if desired
  • Postpartum care of mother and infant
  • Circumcision of infant if desired
  • Follow up care for you and your infant (At the same time if preferred)

Note: Dr. Lloyd provides all of the prenatal visits, and is on call and available for all of his own deliveries at Adventist Health Hanford with the rare exception of when he is out of town. In such cases he shares backup coverage with other excellent physicians in this community.

OB Visits & Recommended Tests – What can I expect?

pregnancy General Outline of OB Visits and Recommended Tests:

4-8 weeks:

  • First Appointment: OB INTAKE Appointment
  • Meet Dr. Lloyd
  • Review medical history in detail, fill out forms, and order necessary lab work
  • Discuss your pregnancy & answer all of your questions
  • Prescription for prenatal vitamins and other medications if needed
  • Discuss optional Genetic Screening tests

6-12 weeks:

  • Second Appointment: Complete Physical Exam
  • A Complete physical exam including Pap smear if needed
  • Review results of labs and discuss genetic testing or additional testing if needed
  • Confirm final due date (Brief ultrasound if indicated)
  • Monitor and check weight, blood pressure, baby’s growth, urine, and any possible complications or symptoms
  • Discuss ongoing expectations, education, and planning

10-30 weeks:

  • Monthly Doctor Appointments
  • Continue to monitor and check weight, blood pressure, urine, baby’s growth, baby’s heart rate, and and any possible complications or symptoms
  • Discuss ongoing expectations, education, and planning

Plan Your Pregnancy and child birth19-20 weeks:

  • Complete Obstetrical Ultrasound ordered and reviewed
  • Usually can tell sex of baby at this time
  • Continue to monitor and check weight, blood pressure, urine, baby’s growth, baby’s heart rate, and any possible complications or symptoms

Around 28 weeks:

  • Screen for gestational diabetes
  • Rhogham shot if indicated based on blood type
  • Continue to monitor and check weight, blood pressure, urine, baby’s growth, baby’s heart rate, and any possible complications or symptoms
  • Discuss ongoing expectations, education, and planning

30 weeks to 36 weeks:

  • Doctor appointments every 2 weeks
  • Continue to monitor and check weight, blood pressure, urine, baby’s growth, baby’s heart rate, and any possible complications or symptoms.
  • Discuss ongoing expectations, education, and planning

35-37 weeks:

  • Weekly Doctor visits until delivery
  • Group B strep testing
  • Confirm baby’s head is in the correct position for vaginal birth
  • Continue to monitor and check weight, blood pressure, urine, baby’s growth, baby’s heart rate, and any possible complications or symptoms
  • Discuss ongoing expectations, education, and labor planning specifics

New Baby Delivery39+ weeks:

Delivery at Family Birthing Center – Adventist Health Hanford Hospital:
-Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery whenever labor happens
-Repeat Cesarean Sections are scheduled after 39 weeks
-Consider Induction of labor after 41 weeks if not delivered

First week after delivery:

  • Follow Up visit for mother and baby
  • Review symptoms, pain, breastfeeding, and how mother, father and baby are doing

Recommended Vaccines during pregnancy:

If you are not up to date please ask about the following vaccines:
1. Influenza vaccination
2. Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccination

Local and Online Pregnancy Resources (Hanford CA and Surrounding Area)

We have gathered a variety of resources for pregnant mothers to be.  Specific and local resources are included for pregnancy Hanford CA.   Below are a few links:

Hospital: 

On March 6, 2016 the new Family Birth Center at Adventist Medical Center opened for Obstetrical Services.

All deliveries, including patients from our practice will now occur at the

FAMILY BIRTH CENTER -Adventist Health

115 Mall Dr, Hanford, CA 93230

For more info about the New Facility: Link to AH Birth Center Website

MAP TO FAMILY BIRTHING CENTER – AH HOSPITAL

Maternity Care – Family Birth Center Hanford – Adventist Health photo credit – Adventist Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classes:

Prenatal Classes at the Hospital – AHLINK

Parenting Classes & Counseling – Crossroads Pregnancy Center – Hanford, CA

Pregnancy Photography:  http://www.shellereckphotography.wordpress.com

Lifestyle Medicine & Hanford Exercise Guide

Pregnancy Videos

Conception to Birth Video

 

Organizations & Mothers Health

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
Resource Center
409 12th St., S.W., PO Box 96920
Washington, D.C. 20090-6920
(202) 863-2518
www.acog.org

Pregnancy Development Slideshow – From Conception to Birth

Pregnancy development slideshow

Go to NHS Choices homepage

 

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