A Typical High-Risk Obstetrics Clinic Visit
Phone: (650) 498-4069,
Fax: (650) 498-2583
Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pmWomen who are High-Risk Obstetrics patients visit our clinic on a regular basis. These visits allow your high-risk obstetrician to monitor the health of both you and your baby.
Your partner is always welcome to come to your clinic visits.
Your first High-Risk Obstetrics Clinic visit is slightly different than your regular visits, described below.
What to BringPlease bring the following items to all of your clinic visits:
- List of medications you are taking
- Questions for your physician
- After you enter the Obstetrics Clinic, please inform the front desk that you have arrived.
- You will be asked to provide a urine sample. We are checking to see that you do not have excess protein or sugar, or signs of an infection in your urine. These could indicate pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes or a urinary tract infection.
- We will take your blood pressure and weigh you.
ExaminationOnce you are in an exam room, your high-risk obstetrician will:
- Review your medical history and lab results
- View and/or listen to the baby’s heart beat
- Measure the size of your uterus, if necessary, after 20 weeks of pregnancy
- Make sure you are doing everything possible to keep you and your baby healthy
- Answer your questions
- Schedule prenatal testing and future appointments
Part of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital mission as a teaching hospital is to train health care providers. In addition to seeing your high-risk obstetrician during your clinic visits, you may also meet:
- Maternal-fetal medicine fellows - Licensed physicians who have completed four years of OB/GYN residency. They are doing a three year fellowship to specialize in maternal-fetal medicine.
- OB/GYN residents - Licensed physicians who work closely with our attending physicians to continue their medical training in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing their four years of residency, they are certified as OB/GYN generalists.
- Medical students – Students studying to become doctors.
- Nursing students – Students studying to become nurses.
Please note that we cannot honor requests to exclude male or female physicians from seeing you during your clinic visits.