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Obstetrics services offered in Greenwood, SC

An obstetrician works closely with you throughout your pregnancy and for some time after to make sure you and your baby are as healthy as can be. At Turning Point Women’s Center PA in Greenwood, South Carolina, you can start obstetric care before you get pregnant by coming in for a planning appointment with Michael B. Gentry, DO, and learning about what to expect from pregnancy. To schedule an obstetrics appointment, call the office, or request an appointment online today. 

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is the field of medicine that focuses on pregnancy and pregnancy-related health conditions. You see an obstetrician regularly throughout pregnancy and for a short time after childbirth to monitor and manage your health. 

Starting with your very first prenatal appointment, your obstetrician examines you and evaluates your pregnancy risks. They also perform a few tests and make sure you’re pregnant. 

Over the course of your pregnancy, your obstetrician keeps a close eye on your health and your baby’s growth and development. They advise you on which services you need, when to get them, and what to expect from childbirth. 

Which obstetric services do I need?

Dr. Gentry provides all the obstetric services you need for every pregnancy trimester and beyond. Over the course of your pregnancy, you visit the offices for services like:

Ultrasound imaging

Ultrasound imaging is a safe imaging test that works by transmitting sound waves through your body. The resulting images show your baby in real-time, which helps your provider keep track of their growth and development. 


This is a procedure that involves removing amniotic fluid from your uterus, which is the protein-rich liquid surrounding your baby inside your uterus. Evaluating this fluid offers insight into your baby’s health. 

High-risk obstetrics

High-risk obstetric care isn’t for everyone, but you may need it if certain health conditions or circumstances put you or your baby’s health at risk. This involves more frequent appointments and testing than standard obstetric care. 

Fetal monitoring

Fetal monitoring happens during pregnancy and labor. It involves various tests to check multiple functions, including your baby’s heart rate and rhythm. 

When should I see an obstetrician?

If you plan on getting pregnant in the near future, you should schedule an appointment with Dr. Gentry ahead of time so you can start planning for your pregnancy. If your pregnancy was unexpected, you should book an appointment as soon as possible to start prenatal care. 

While you’ll visit Turning Point Women’s Center PA regularly until you give birth and for about six weeks after, you may also schedule appointments to address any concerns that come up. Dr. Gentry can help with pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, infections that happen during pregnancy, and pregnancy complications like placental abruption. 

Schedule an obstetrics appointment at Turning Point Women’s PA by calling the office or booking one online today.