Every pregnant woman deserves quality obstetrical care. Our team works with you to provide the best care, answer your questions and keep you informed during every phase of your pregnancy. For issues outside the scope of a regular office check-up, our referrals to qualified professionals allow you to be confident of expertise in each facet of your pregnancy.
Because a healthy pregnancy starts before conception, careful consideration in choosing an Obstetrical physician is important. At Balanced Care For Women we take a pro-active approach. Our physicians are able to assist with advice and procedures on conception and infertility issues, conduct pregnancy testing, and begin a discussion on health and diet. A preconceptual visit allows our Nurse Practitioner to screen for various conditions to evaluate medical and genetic conditions and immunities, and present the steps for a healthy pregnancy. Through this screening, evaluation, and education process, we optimize preparation for our patient’s best possible experience during pregnancy.
Your First Prenatal Appointment
In your first visit with one of our Nurse Practitioners, a complete medical and surgical history is recorded, and an evaluation is made to determine the possibility of genetic diseases occurring, or the need for further medical screening that may affect the health of your baby. We cover the basics of pregnancy, options available for testing during pregnancy, establish a care plan, and distribute the Prenatal Book. This comprehensive book is required reading, and covers the dos and don’ts of pregnancy, and what to expect during your pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum care. Check out the due date calculator.
Care During Pregnancy: During pregnancy, we schedule visits for regular check-ups, lab tests, ultrasounds, genetic screening and – if necessary – counseling. We also discuss fetal development, progression of your pregnancy, and preparation for delivery. Our Prenatal Book provides detailed and specific information on these areas of your pregnancy.
Delivery and Beyond: Our doctors are on staff at two area hospitals: Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. During your pregnancy you will need arrange a tour of these medical facilities, and then let us know your choice for delivery location. After delivery, regular follow up visits will be scheduled for vaginal and cesarean section deliveries to check on any post operative incisions and postpartum progression.
Lactation Counseling: Our Nurse Practitioner Stacey Warden is a Certified Lactation Counselor and she has extensive experience as a postpartum nurse. Stacey works closely with mothers and babies to prevent and solve breastfeeding concerns. During your lactation visit Stacey meets with mother and baby to troubleshoot any concerns related to your baby’s latching, painful nursing, and low mild production. Please contact our office to schedule a Lactation Consultation.
Entertainment Ultrasounds: Balanced Care for Women offers a unique package of 3-D and 4-D entertainment ultrasounds that allows you to experience the miracle of clearly seeing your baby in the womb.
Accreditations: Our physicians are Board-certified Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Balanced Care for Women has earned accreditations including American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD), and others.