Obstetric Services

OB/GYN Associates prides itself on being the only practice in the area that is able to provide comprehensive obstetrical care to patients. Besides routine obstetrical care, our services include on site Maternal Fetal Medicine with new state of the art ultrasound equipment.

We are very fortunate to have three Certified Lactation Consultants on staff to help new mothers with breastfeeding and we are very proud to be designated by the NYS Department of Health as a “Breastfeeding Friendly Practice”

OB/GYN Associates established its own Baby Café in 2013. On Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8pm, our Orchard Park Rd location transforms into a breastfeeding drop-in center where new and pregnant moms can meet one another, enjoy refreshments, and get one-on-one support from our Certified Lactation Consultants.

Placental Donation

“Give the Gift of Healing”

The placenta has multiple uses to help patients heal and has been used for years to encourage healing after surgery. Portions of placental tissue can be used to treat patients undergoing various surgeries or with inadequate healing of diabetic ulcers, bed sores, burns, and other types of wounds with complicated healing responses. The physicians at OB/GYN Associates of WNY participate in a placental donation program. At this time, any pregnant patients having a planned cesearean delivery can opt to participate in the program and donate their placenta to TissueTech, Inc. A short health questionnaire and consent form are required to make sure you qualify for participation. Additionally, a blood sample will be collected at the time of admission. There is no additional cost to you for donating and there is no harm to you or your baby from donating the placenta. Medial conditions such as active infection or malignancy will disqualify women from participating. If you would like to “give the gift of healing” or learn more information, visit www.unyts.org

Obstetrics FAQ

Unless you are having complications, your first OB visit should be between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy. Gestational weeks are counted beginning with the first day of your last menstrual period. We typically schedule your first obstetrical visit during 10-12 weeks of gestation, however if you are unsure of your last menstrual period or have had any prior history of miscarriage, we would like to see you for a “confirmation of pregnancy” visit. Please call our office to schedule this appointment during the time that you think you will be 8-10 weeks pregnant.

You can anticipate the OB work-up visit will last about 2 to 21/2 hours. It will entail meeting with the OB coordinator nurse who will explain our practice, complete several forms, and answer any questions you might have; an examination by the doctor or midwife and lab work. You will only have an ultrasound on the first visit if you are scheduled for a “confirmation of pregnancy” visit or if you have had a previous miscarriage.

Click here to see information about foods to avoid during pregnancy. Click here for a listing of recommendations to help with nausea.

We are affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

Our practice does not support home births because of the risks associated with them. We cannot assume the care for you through your prenatal course.

You should begin folic acid supplementation as soon as you decide you may attempt pregnancy. For more information about folic acid, click here. You can take over-the-counter prenatal vitamins as long as they contain at least 400 mcg or .4 mg of folic acid. Women at increased risk, that is with a family history of Spina Bifida, should take 4 mg (or 4000 mcg) of folic acid.

Many patients have found that Flintstone’s Vitamins are tolerable. Taking two Flintstone’s Vitamins will suffice as a supplement.

Click here to view the normal pregnancy schedule listing tests that should be performed. We are a full-service obstetrical office providing all the prenatal testing you will need for a typical pregnancy.

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Yes. The anesthesiologist will administer your epidural while the physican or midwife continues to manage your labor and delivery.

Yes, but only until you reach 34 weeks of pregnancy for international travel or 36 weeks for domestic travel. After 36 weeks you should go no farther than one hour away from the hospital without your doctor’s permission. You should stop every one to two hours and walk for about 10 minutes to increase circulation and prevent leg and feet swelling.

Yes, with authorization by your physician or midwife. Some airlines require a written letter from the physician authorizing travel by air. Remember if you go out of town, take a copy of your prenatal records with you.

Yes, provided you have not experienced a rupture of your membranes (water breaking)

Yes, and we encourage you to do so. Your dentist should use only local anesthesia and must cover the abdominal area during all X-rays. No nitrous oxide may be used.

Yes. Remember, because of the changes in your body related to pregnancy, the permanent may not take.

No, because it contains potassium salts that could cause problems.

Yes, after the first trimester (13 weeks), but try not to drink more than one a day. If given a choice, use products with Nutrisweet, also known as Aspartame.

In moderation (No more than the equivalent of two cups of coffee per 24-hour period).