At Riverside OB/GYN we provide fertility evaluations, family planning consultations, pregnancy testing and prenatal care based on your needs. Our team is here to answer your questions and support you at every step. By understanding your preferences and working with you, our goal is to help create a memorable birth experience for you and your family! 


Routine exams

Regular exams during pregnancy will give expectant mothers opportunities to check on their physical health, emotional wellness, and their developing child. Typically, we recommend moms-to-be visit their doctor every four weeks during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. In the third trimester, we recommend biweekly or weekly visits. Should more frequent visits be needed, this will be communicated with you.


As part of your prenatal exams, particularly during the first trimester, a number of basic wellness tests are recommended. These include blood typing, a complete blood count, a urinalysis, and screenings for hepatitis and STIs. Some tests will only be done initially, while others may be repeated through the entire pregnancy.


Moms-to-be can expect at least two ultrasounds during their pregnancy. The first ultrasound is a dating and viability scan, which is typically done around 8 weeks. The second ultrasound is the anatomy scan, which is typically done between 18-20 weeks. These scans use high-frequency sound waves to image the developing baby as well as the mother’s reproductive organs. They can help monitor any normal fetal development and screen for any potential problems.

At Riverside OB/GYN we offer a complementary 3D scan for our patients. This is typically done around 30 weeks gestation. At this scan, we also give our patients a small gift. We offer stuffed animals with a recording of the baby’s heartbeat. This is such a special keepsake for our patients!


A healthy diet is critical to your baby’s growth and development. Pregnant mothers must eat a variety of food groups, including fruits and vegetables, breads and grains, protein sources and dairy products. Expectant mothers should also research the latest statistics on the mercury in fish.

High-risk pregnancy care

Not all women will need advanced care during their pregnancy. But if you do, we are here to provide the best care possible. We are dedicated to providing personalized care that is right for you and your baby.

Advanced care for high-risk pregnancy

If you are over the age of 35, expecting multiple births, or have a pre-existing health condition, your pregnancy may be considered high risk. Being told you have a high-risk pregnancy can leave with questions and concerns, and that’s okay! Our team at Riverside OB/GYN are here to answer all your questions, big or small, and provide you with the care and support you need.

With additional monitoring and testing, your doctor will help guide you throughout your pregnancy and delivery. You may also be referred to an MFM specialist. Together, your OB/GYN and MFM care team will create a personalized plan and monitor your health and your baby’s health.

Maternal-fetal medicine specialists

MFM specialists are board-certified OB/GYNs with expertise in diagnosing and managing high-risk pregnancies. These highly experienced specialists have additional education and clinical training. Your MFM specialist listens to understand you and collaborates with your OB/GYN as a team. You may have to see an MFM specialist during pregnancy if you have:

  • High blood pressure (preeclampsia)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • You are pregnant with more than one baby
  • Your baby has been diagnosed with a genetic condition
  • You have certain health conditions, such as diabetes or kidney disease

Approved Medication List for Obstetrical Patients and Nursing Mothers

We have put together a list of medication that are approved for patients and nursing mothers.