Complete care through pregnancy & delivery
Pregnancy is a very exciting time in a woman’s life, and we look forward to sharing it with you. I want your pregnancy to be a smooth, comfortable process. I offer a wide range of tests to evaluate your health and the health of your unborn child. Choose a physician that will remain with you for the duration of your pregnancy.
Having a basic personal knowledge of pregnancy and its limitations is absolutely imperative. Feel free to ask me anything you are not sure about and learn what to do for a healthy pregnancy. For your peace of mind, I have a physician on call 24/7, and I deliver exclusively at Community Medical Center in Missoula, Montana.
Comprehensive obstetric services
- Pre-pregnancy consultations
- Complete pregnancy testing
- Vaginal & cesarean births
- Vaginal birth after cesarean deliveries (VBAC)
- Non-stress tests (NST)
- On-site 3D & 4D ultrasound versions
- High-risk pregnancies
- Follow-up appointments after delivery
From your initial visit to the 28th week of pregnancy, I will see you every four weeks. From the 28th week to the 36th week, I will see you every two weeks. From the 36th week to delivery, I will see you every week. I will let you know if more frequent visits are necessary.
Complete care from pregnancy to menopause & beyond
I offer patients the most up-to-date and appropriate care. As my patient, you deserve helpful medical information throughout your life. I treat everyone who seeks my help with:
Obstetrics – Comprehensive obstetric care throughout pregnancy and delivery, education about pregnancy and a physician on call 24 hours a day. I also offer vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC).
Ultrasound – I provide AIUM-accredited ultrasound in conjunction with my obstetric and gynecologic care. By having the machine right in my office, I make the process simpler and more convenient for you – so you don’t have to worry about making extra appointments at an outside imaging center. All of my ultrasounds are performed by myself.
Should you worry about high-risk pregnancy?
The first thing you should know is that high-risk pregnancy is not as bad as it sounds. Many women have high-risk pregnancies. You are likely to be termed high-risk if:
- You are 35 or older
- You had a miscarriage or lost a baby shortly after birth
- You are having twins or other multiple births
- There is an abnormal amount of amniotic fluid
- You have anemia, diabetes, epilepsy, high blood pressure or an infection
- Fetal growth is slow
- Your blood is Rh negative; baby’s blood is Rh positive
- You had a low birth-weight baby or birth before 37 weeks
- There is a fetal genetic condition
- Lifestyle choices – tobacco use, drinking alcohol & the use of non-prescribed drugs
Don’t be alarmed if you are told that your pregnancy is high-risk. I will simply monitor your pregnancy more closely, and your chances of delivering a healthy baby are extremely high.
I understand that potential complications can be daunting and scary. That is why I will spend time with each and every patient to explain options and map out a care plan that is unique to our situation. My main goal is a healthy baby and mom.
Specializing in prenatal care
The following obstetrical services focus specifically on the care and treatment of women before and during their pregnancy, at childbirth and during the period of recuperation following childbirth: