The doctors and midwives at Lone Star OB/GYN Associates provide our pregnant patients with care throughout their pregnancy. From conception to verifying pregnancy, to delivering, our experienced medical team provides the very best obstetrical medical care. Our prenatal program includes regular medical check-ups for the expecting mother, patient education, access to birthing class information, and more.
Prenatal Care & Delivery
- Prenatal Education
- Genetic Screening
- Vaginal Delivery
- Cesarean Delivery
- Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
- Gestational Diabetes
- Hypertension Pregnancy
- Incompetent Cervix
- Premature Labor
- Advanced Maternal Age Pregnancy
- Twin Pregnancy
In the field of obstetrics, an ultrasound(a.k.a.. sonogram) is the use of high-frequency sound waves to visualize the fetus, placenta and other pelvic structures on a monitor screen. The patient can also view these images during the examination.
The results are very helpful in determining the health of the pregnancy, mother, and baby. Some of the information that can be gathered during an ultrasound are the age of the fetus, rate of growth, fetal position, number of fetuses, and detection of some birth defects. Depending on the progress of the pregnancy, the baby's sex can be determined.
This procedure is safe, non-invasive, accurate, and cost effective. It only takes about 30 minutes to complete. We can perform this service in our office for you. The sonogram is displayed on our 32" monitor in the ultrasound room.
Please discuss scheduling this procedure with your provider.
In the area of gynecology, ultrasounds can be useful in examining pelvic organs and the breasts.
Vaginal birth is the natural delivery of the baby through the birth canal and vagina. It usually begins with painful contractions that lead to cervical changes.
During the labor process, women may experience stress, discomfort, and pain. Medication or other treatment may be used to ease the discomfort.
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery (VBAC) is the vaginal birth of a baby after a woman has already had a cesarean delivery of a previous baby. There are several advantages in attempting a VBAC: no abdominal surgery and faster recovery.
Several factors (size of pelvis, prior delivery history, fetal health) will determine whether a VBAC is a good choice for you. Please consult with your provider to discuss these factors and the best delivery solution for your baby.
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy.
Between 26 and 28 weeks of pregnancy, pregnant patients are asked to take a screening test for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes may be harmful to the baby, but often doesn't show signs or symptoms in the mother. The test involves checking your blood glucose (sugar) level exactly one hour after drinking a measured amount of glucose.
The night before your appointment, please eat a regular meal, which should include protein (meat, fish, or poultry, for example), starches, fruit and vegetables.
On the day of your appointment, eat a light meal before coming to the office. Inform the receptionist that you are being tested for gestational diabetes when you arrive. Drink the glucose in 5 minutes or less.
Please make note of the time that you began drinking and inform the receptionist, so that we know when to draw your blood test. At one hour, if you have not had your blood taken, please remind us that blood is due to be drawn.
Most pregnant women pass this screening test, and if so, no further testing for diabetes is necessary. Women who do not pass will need to take a second, more extensive test. The office staff will then give you further instruction.