Receiving quality, obstetrical care is very important. Our physicians at AWH specialize in both low risk and high risk pregnancies. While many women are blessed with healthy, uncomplicated pregnancies, some women experience high-risk pregnancies. High-risk pregnancies can have many causes, including previously existing medical conditions, advanced maternal age, lifestyle choices, pregnancy complications or by carrying multiples. Our physicians treat every situation through a unique lens to provide you with the healthiest pregnancy possible.
- Find out what to expect week by week during your pregnancy including common discomforts with treatments.
36 Weeks Until Delivery
- With our childbirth education classes, you will gain important knowledge about what to expect and how to prepare for your big day.
- Here is a list of symptoms with over-the-counter medications to take while pregnant.
- Watch this slideshow about fetal development following the amazing journey from conception to birth.
- Helpful information concerning your pregnancy from the National Women’s Health Information Center.
- Find helpful information about morning sickness including tips for minimizing nausea from Medline Plus.
- Valuable information to consider before/after the birth of your child:
Getting Ready for Baby
Baby Sitter Check List
- Find answers to common breastfeeding questions on issues ranging from nursing positions to pumping and storage, and support to make breastfeeding a success.
- Learn the effects of drinking alcohol during pregnancy from the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).
- Pain Relief for Labor and Delivery courtesy of Third Party Anesthesia (en Español)
- Storing your baby’s lifesaving cord blood stem cells provides you with peace of mind and a powerful medical resource used to treat many severe illnesses for your child and loved ones.
- Find answers to common questions about varicose veins and spider veins from the National Women’s Health Information Center.
- Find favorite baby names – and the meanings, origins, personality traits, and baby pictures associated with them.
- Folic acid is very important. Make sure you are taking a prenatal vitamin.
- Get a FREE subscription to American Baby sent to your home.
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- Get your 4-D sonogram for just $75!
From a yawn, to a stretch, or the beating of your child’s heart, expectant parents can now see and bond with their unborn child in live-motion 4-D sonogram. The thrilling experience of seeing your baby’s face for the first time will truly touch your heart and soul. With our exciting new 4-D ultrasound technology, you can actually see what your baby is going to look like before he or she is born!
In the past, expectant parents weren’t able to see their baby’s face until he or she was born. Moms and dads could only see black and white images of their unborn child through a traditional 2-D ultrasound. With our new 4-D ultrasound imaging, we can let you see what your child looks like while they are still growing in the womb. Expectant parents who wish to view their unborn child will experience a three-dimensional ultrasound with real-time movement. By performing the ultrasound in 4-D color technology, the bonding experience that you will share will be an incredible one that you will carry with you for a lifetime!
Please call the doctor’s office at 214-238-7888 to schedule an appointment. We recommend scheduling within 28-32 weeks of pregnancy.
Pregnancy Week by Week
Advanced Women’s Healthcare strives to inform and educate all of our patients. If questions arise during your pregnancy or medical treatment that are not covered within our website, please do not hesitate to call your doctor’s nurse or simply inquire during your next office visit.
Dr. Sigman’s nurse 214-238-7811
Dr. Heintges’ nurse 214-238-7814
Dr. Napier’s nurse 214-238-7812
Dr. Harms’ nurse 214-238-7810
Childbirth Education Classes
We want to support you in your decision to become prepared and educated for your childbirth experience. Through education you will gain important knowledge about what to expect and how to prepare for your big day. Our childbirth education classes are offered to not only the expectant parents but also to grandparents and siblings as well. This is an exciting time for you AND your entire family. We look forward to having you join us and our specialized nurse educators as we help prepare you and your loved ones for your upcoming delivery. Courses include:
- Sweet beginnings
- Preparation for Childbirth
- Cesarean Section Class
- eLearning Parent Education
- Lamaze Class
- Refresher Childbirth
- Breastfeeding Class
- Breastfeeding and the Working Mother
- Baby Bump Yoga
- FREE Hospital Tour
- And many more…
Fertility & Infertility
Fertility, by definition, is one’s ability to reproduce offspring. Therefore, infertility is the term used when people cannot get pregnant, which is a common problem for many. There are a variety of causes of infertility such as lack of ovulation, blocked Fallopian tubes and problems with a man’s sperm. Advanced Women’s Healthcare will determine the appropriate treatment if you or your partner are experiencing any of these conditions preventing you from successfully achieving pregnancy. Below are some causes of infertility:
Women generally have some decrease in fertility starting in their early 30s. And while many women in their 30s and 40s have no problems getting pregnant, fertility declines after age 35. As a woman ages, normal changes that occur in her ovaries and eggs make it difficult to become pregnant. Even though menstrual cycles may be regular, the eggs that ovulate each month are older and of poorer quality than those from her 20s. As a woman and her eggs age, she is more likely to miscarry or have a baby with genetic abnormalities. As a woman nears menopause, the ovaries may not release an egg each month, which also can make it difficult for her to get pregnant.
Some women have diseases or conditions that affect their hormone levels.
- Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) rarely or never ovulate. Failure to ovulate is the most common cause of infertility in women.
- With primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), a woman’s ovaries stop working normally before she is 40. It is not the same as early menopause. Some women with POI get a period now and then. But getting pregnant is hard for women with POI.
- A condition called luteal phase defect (LPD) is a failure of the uterine lining to be fully prepared for pregnancy. This can keep a fertilized egg from implanting or result in miscarriage.
Common problems with a woman’s reproductive organs, like uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease can worsen with age and also affect fertility. These conditions might cause the fallopian tubes to be blocked, so the egg can’t travel through the tubes into the uterus.