What To Expect

At Madison Ob-Gyn Associates, our goal is to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Therefore, you can expect personal attention from our physicians in a private, comfortable atmosphere. We do understand that your time is valuable and every effort will be made to ensure that you are seen in a timely manner. To help us with this, we ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your visit and please cancel at least 24 hours prior if you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment. If this is your first visit with us, you can expect us to discuss and document your personal medical history. If you are a returning patient, we will briefly review and update any changes.

What to Bring

• Copy of current insurance card and photo ID
• Medications (or a list of your medications and dosages)
• List of questions/concerns you may have for your doctor
• If transferring care from another ob-gyn physician, please request your records to be sent to our clinic prior to your appointment, if possible

Preparing for Pap Smear

• Try to schedule your pap when you are not bleeding, as blood can interfere with interpretation of the results. A small amount of bleeding is usually okay.
• Avoid douching, sexual intercourse, lubricants, suppositories, feminine hygiene products, and vaginal medications for at least 48 hours prior to your exam
• Notify your nurse or doctor if you have a history of abnormal pap smears or if you are experiencing vaginal discharge, irritation, itching, or irregular bleeding

Your Obstetric Care

Office Visits
You will be seen in the office monthly through 28 weeks, then will be seen more frequently as determined by your physician. Beginning at 36 weeks, you will be seen weekly until the arrival of your new baby.

Initial visit
Routine blood work, pap smear, physical exam, and ultrasound to confirm your due date

15-20 weeks
You will speak with your physician regarding quad screening test that will inform of your risk for having a baby with one of several genetic abnormalities. You will also receive a detailed ultrasound between 18 and 20 weeks to evaluate the baby’s organ development and to determine the sex of your baby, if desired.

26-28 weeks
Blood screening test for diabetes. (You should receive instructions and a glucose drink on your visit prior.) If Rh negative, blood test for antibody screen. You will then receive Rhogam.

29-31 weeks
You will have the option to schedule a 3D/4D ultrasound session to look at your baby’s development. This is an optional ultrasound for entertainment purposes only. Please contact our office for cost and scheduling questions.

36 weeks until delivery
We will begin pelvic examinations weekly, as well as finalize delivery plans and preferences for the arrival of your new baby!

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your appointment date, please feel free to contact our office.