• Prenatal Care in Pasadena, California

Obstetrics

We provide a full range of obstetrics services including normal and high-risk pregnancy, genetic testing and screening and full-time in-office 3D and 4D ultrasound.

Normal and High-Risk Pregnancy

Most of our patients are normal, healthy, happy and excited to be pregnant. Some are worried due to their history and some are high risk due to their health or other factors (and also excited and happy!) We can handle it all.

High Risk Pregnancy

As a group we have delivered over 300 sets of twins. We see pregnant patients of all ages, including over age 50. We see patients pregnant after IVF, after years of infertility, or after multiple miscarriages. We see pregnant patients who have had organ transplants, who are on multiple prescription medications, or have uterine anomalies or incompetent cervix. We can manage patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, thyroid disease and other medical disorders.

We offer:

  • Routine pre-natal care - we love first-time patients and go out of our way to help you learn everything you need to know about how to have a healthy pregnancy and how to prepare for a safe and memorable birth!
  • High-Risk Pregnancy - fetal monitoring, cervical length ultrasound, fetal growth scans, bio-physical profiles, non-stress tests...we can provide all of these services on-site in our office.
  • Genetic Carrier testing for moms and dads to-be. Check for invisible mutations that could be passed on to your baby.
  • MaterniT21 Plus - a blood test (NIPT) on the mother's blood for fetal DNA at 9 weeks. (Learn fetal gender, other chromosomal conditions, results by 10-11 weeks).
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening - tests for possible birth defects at 12 weeks.
  • Glucose testing for Gestational diabetes
  • Testing for Group B Strep bacteria
  • 3D and 4D obstetrical ultrasound - You can "see" the baby's face before it's born.
  • Fetal Non-Stress Tests (NST's) done on site - fetal monitoring done to verify placental function.
  • Cord Blood Banking - we have kits on-site for CBR and Stem-Cyte cord blood banks.
  • Cesarean Section (C/S) upon request - not a common request but it is an option for some people.
  • Blood draws done on-site - Primex Lab (not a part of FOWH) is provided as a convenience.
  • 24 hour emergency on-call OB coverage - there is always an Ob/Gyn doctor reachable day or night.

Educational Handouts

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Prenatal tests

This handout summarizes the types of prenatal genetic testing and birth defect testing available during your pregnancy.

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Get the Epidural

by Jessi Klein, a comedian and television writer, the author of “You’ll Grow Out of It,” from which this essay is adapted.

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Twins Handout

Congratulations on being pregnant with multiples! The road ahead will be exciting, but probably a bit scary as well. Our practice has developed special expertise and protocols for the management of twins and triplets, which are discussed in this booklet.

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Speak Up - Postpartum Depression

Perinatal depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. In the US, 15% to 20% of new moms, or about 1 million women each year, experience perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and some studies suggest that number may be even higher.

Take the Quiz

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Preparing for Delivery**

We provide this handout around the 6th month to help patients with their birthing preparations. **Updated with changes due to coronavirus.

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NST Instructions

Read this handout if you will be having NST's in the final weeks of your pregnancy. An NST is a non-stress test, a type of fetal monitoring done in our office to help assess fetal well-being.

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The "5-1-1" Handout

For first timers: When should you go to Labor and Delivery or when should you page the on-call Ob doctor? This handout can help.

Contact Us Today To Schedule An Appointment

Call Us at 626-304-2626 or REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT