Perinatal Evaluation

TLC Perinatal PA

Maternal Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Specialist located in Silver Spring, Germantown, and Hagerstown, Maryland

Perinatal care involves taking steps to ensure your the healthy progression of your pregnancy and to get you ready for labor and delivery. At TLC Perinatal PA, you can meet with a dedicated perinatologist regularly to receive the preventive care and pregnancy planning you need. Your primary OB/GYN can often refer you to a perinatologist. You can schedule your perinatal evaluation at any of the practice locations in Silver Spring, Germantown, or Hagerstown, Maryland, by clicking on the online scheduler. You can also call your nearest office directly.

Perinatal Evaluation Q & A

Why do I need a perinatal evaluation?

Perinatal care involves performing testing and exams, and providing treatments when necessary, throughout your pregnancy. Your perinatologist’s job is to partner with your designated OB/GYN to ensure the healthy progression of your pregnancy and to help you plan for your labor and delivery. Having a perinatologist on your medical team is important if you:

  • Are pregnant for the first time
  • Have a high-risk pregnancy
  • Have a normal pregnancy
  • Are into your second trimester
  • Want personalized care throughout your pregnancy

At TLC Perinatal PA, you have access to a team of board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists and perinatologists, so you can expect expert, comprehensive care during every stage of your pregnancy.

What happens during a perinatal evaluation?

Your perinatal evaluation is personalized to you and your health needs and how far along you are in your pregnancy. Your perinatologist makes sure to address any concerns you have during your evaluation, which can include:

  • In-office ultrasounds
  • Labor and delivery planning
  • Gestational diabetes management
  • High blood pressure (preeclampsia) care
  • Urinalysis or blood draw lab testing
  • Immunization updates, including flu shots
  • Nutritional and dietary supplement counseling
  • Discussing awareness of fetal movements

Your dedicated perinatologist at TLC Perinatal PA also discusses the signs and symptoms of labor that you should look out for so that you know it’s time to head to the hospital or birthing center.

How do I prepare for a perinatal evaluation?

The compassionate team of practitioners at TLC Perinatal PA wants to ensure you get the most out of each perinatal evaluation you come in for. To help prepare for your exam, it’s helpful to:

  • Request your records from your OB/GYN
  • Write down all of your questions and concerns
  • Ask if you need to have a full bladder (if you’re having an ultrasound)
  • Make a list of all medications and dosages, including dietary supplements

The dedicated perinatologists at TLC Perinatal PA are committed to walking with you up to the door of your delivery and then walking out with you after delivery. They schedule you for regular visits during your second and third trimester, and may even have you follow up shortly after your little one arrives.

Book your perinatal evaluation at TLC Perinatal PA today. Use the online booking feature or call your closest office to schedule.