The entire staff of The Everett Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology department welcomes and thanks you for choosing us for your obstetrical care. We are pleased to be a part of this exciting time in your life and look forward to providing you with high quality, compassionate care.
The Everett Clinic OB/GYN department is a team of obstetricians (physicians), nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants and receptionists, all working together to provide you with the highest standard of prenatal care. While the physician you select will manage and coordinate your care, some of your appointments may be with a nurse practitioner or physician partner.
Our physicians share an on-call schedule for deliveries and emergencies. This means that while you will primarily see one provider for your appointments, another physician may be the one to deliver your baby.
Prenatal visits are important to make sure you are healthy and progressing normally during your pregnancy. During prenatal visits, your weight and blood pressure will be checked. Your provider will monitor your baby’s growth by measuring your belly (fundal height) and listening to your baby’s heartbeat. Additional lab tests will be necessary as you progress. Toward the end of your pregnancy, your provider will also check your cervix to see if you are dilated.
Your first OB visit will be with a member of our medical assistant team. This visit can be done in person or, in most cases, over the phone. Your complete medical history will be reviewed and necessary lab tests will be ordered. Your next visit will be with your chosen obstetric physician or nurse practitioner.
You will have routine OB visits every four weeks until you reach 28 weeks. Then you will be seen every two weeks until you reach 36 weeks. Starting at 36 weeks, we would like to see you each week until you deliver. Be sure to write down any questions that come up between visits and bring them with you to discuss with your provider.