TOWNSEN MEMORIAL

OB/GYN

 

 

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OB/GYN

Our doctors and staff provide the highest quality, complete women’s health care including normal and high risk obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent care and menopausal management. We are committed to providing compassionate care structured to meet your individual needs and focus on establishing and maintaining long lasting relationships with our patients. Because we believe that each woman should be an active participant in her health care, we provide a wide range of educational materials and work with a certified nurse practitioner dedicated to the patient needs.

 

Our doctors are trained in the latest gynecologic procedures including laparoscopic and laser surgery, vaginal and incontinence surgery, uterine thermal (balloon) ablation, uterine artery embolization and infertility procedures. Our office features state-of-the-art equipment including obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound, bone density testing and  (incontinence testing).

Gynecology

Well-woman Visit

  • Routine Pap Smear
  • Management of Abnormal Pap Smear
  • Colposcopy
  • HPV vaccine
  • Contraceptive Management
  • Adolescent Health Care
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy and Menopause Management
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • IUD Insertion and Removal

Problem Visit

  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Vaginal infections, such as yeast infections
  • Morning sickness
  • First trimester bleeding
  • Dehydration

Many of these conditions can share early symptoms, so be sure to make a little time to visit our Townsen Memorial ER if you’re experiencing any of the following issues:

Unusual discharge, especially if it’s discolored, thickened, or smells unusual

  • Vaginal itchiness
  • Abdominal pain (we can help with pain from abdominal cramps, but if you are experiencing sharp or severe abdominal pain, please go to the emergency room immediately)
  • Nausea and dizziness
  • Spotting

Townsen Memorial offers obstetric care for you and your unborn baby. Our team of doctors will guide you through the pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and postpartum phases with utmost attention to your wellbeing including prenatal vitamin counseling, referrals to genetic counseling, and monitoring of development through ultrasound technology.

Our services include routine and high risk pregnancies, multiple pregnancies, miscarriages, and other complications relating to pregnancy.

Prenatal Visits

Because pregnancy is a time of great change for your body as well as the fetus, you will be visiting our office on a regular basis . During your regular visits, your weight, blood pressure and urine will be checked .Your abdomen is measured to check fetal growth and we will listen to your baby’s heartbeat beginning around week 14 .Visits will be as follows:

• Monthly office visits until 28 weeks

• Office visits twice a month from 29 weeks to 36 weeks

• Weekly office visits from 36 weeks to 40 weeks

• Postpartum follow-up visit 4-6 weeks after delivery

Please bring this book with you to each of your scheduled prenatal visits, so that we may document the date in which your visits occur 

• First OB visit: Cystic Fibrosis Screening

An optional blood test to evaluate the risk of parents having a child with cystic fibrosis .This test can be performed any time during the pregnancy .

• 11-14 weeks: First Trimester screen (Ultra screen)

An optional fetal ultrasound (performed at Walter Adams Hospital) and blood test to evaluate the baby’s risk for Down Syndrome and chromosomal problems .

• 15-22 weeks: AFP-4(Alpha Fetal Protein)

An optional blood test performed to detect whether baby may be at risk for birth defects of the brain and spinal cord, or chromosome problems such as Down Syndrome .

• 16-18weeks: Amniocentesis

An optional procedure offered for all pregnant women to screen for chromosomal and genetic disorders and certain birth defects .

• 20-22 weeks: Ultrasound

A test that uses sound waves to outline and photograph organs of the developing baby to determine if there are any abnormalities .This test also allows the physician to determine or confirm the due date.

• 26-28weeks: 1hourGCT (1hour Sugar Test)

A blood test performed to detect if the pregnancy is causing diabetes. Anemia checked RHOGAM injection Administered if the mother has Rh negative blood type .

• 30weeks-delivery: Non-Stress Test

A test using an electronic fetal monitor to record the heart rate of the fetus and measure contractions of the uterus, if complications occur, and is also used to monitor fetus in a high risk pregnancy .

• 35-37weeks: GBS Culture

A vaginal /rectal culture collected to detect Group B Strep .

• 36weeks-delivery:

An internal exam to check the cervix for dilation .

SEEK HELP

If you are experiencing persistent problems, it is time to get help. Fortunately, at Townsen Memorial Hospital – Emergency Room, we are well versed in OB/GYN. Our innovative facilities and experienced staff mean that when you trust us with your emergency care, you’ll never get stuck in a waiting room.

 

Conveniently located in Humble, TX right off of I69 and FM 1960, we can help you get back on your feet and doing the things you love pain-free in no time. Visit townsenclinic.com/contact/ or call (281) 955-4601 for more information.

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