Congratulations!

We are honored to share this journey with you.

We believe what makes our practice truly special is the way our physicians and midwives work together to provide a deeper level of obstetrical care. We recognize that each birth is a unique opportunity for a family to gently bring another person into the world. By doing so, we help families make the world a little bit more peaceful - one baby at a time.

First Trimester

Weeks 1-12: A woman’s body undergoes many changes during the 1st trimester. Hormonal changes affect almost every organ. These changes can trigger symptoms from the very beginning. Typical changes include fatigue, tender breasts, morning sickness and mood swings.

Second Trimester

Weeks 13-28: Symptoms such as nausea and fatigue tend to diminish, but others appear like swelling of the ankles, feet and fingers. The abdomen will expand as the baby grows and by the end of the 2nd trimester, most can feel the baby move.

Third Trimester

Weeks 29-40: During the third trimester you will feel the baby move. As the baby continues to grow, you may experience shortness of breath, heartburn, trouble sleeping, increased urge to urinate and contractions (real or false).

Delivery

The 1st stage of labor (the longest stage) begins with the onset of labor and ends when the cervix is fully dilated. The 2nd stage involves pushing and delivery of your baby and usually lasts between 20 minutes and 2 hours. The 3rd stage is complete when the placenta is delivered.

Resources & Information

First Visit

On your first visit we will ask you for personal data and health background information. This information is designed to help us complete insurance forms and other required correspondence. This health information provides a baseline history to aid us in providing better care for you. Please keep us regularly informed of any changes regarding your name, address, phone number, and/or medical history (including medications).

Pregnancy & Tobacco

Pregnancy & Marijuana

What You Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Pregnancy

Our Complete Guide to Prenatal Care

A PDF document you can view and download explaining the procedures and practices at Essex County OB/GYN during your prenatal journey.

Download our Guide to Prenatal Care

Download Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests Info

Zika

Where you live, your travel history, and the travel history of your sex partner(s) can affect your chances of getting Zika. This website can help you learn more about Zika, why you might be at risk of getting it, and how to protect yourself and others.

Additional Resources


Staying Healthy During Pregnancy


Tests During Pregnancy