OBGYN Specialist

Night & Day Medical

Family Medicine Practice located in Midtown East & Washington Heights, New York, NY

OB/GYN care covers all aspects of women’s health, including well-woman checkups, birth control, treatment of gynecologic problems, and obstetrics — medical and emotional care throughout pregnancy and delivery. Dr. Cluny Lefevre and Dr. Joseph Ahram at Night and Day Medical located in the Midtown East and Washington Heights neighborhoods, provide the full range of OB/GYN services, but they especially want women to know that they’re available to provide all of your obstetric or prenatal care. If you’re pregnant, you can count on their experienced and compassionate care. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices in New York City.

OBGYN Q & A

When should you schedule prenatal care?

The first prenatal visit is usually scheduled about eight weeks after your last menstrual period, but you should call Night and Day Medical as soon as you know or suspect you’re pregnant.

They can perform pregnancy testing to verify if you’re pregnant and determine an estimated delivery date. Most importantly, your doctor can be sure that you and your baby get off to a healthy start.

What happens during prenatal care?

Routine prenatal care follows a regular schedule, with monthly appointments through week 28, then visits every two weeks through week 36. After that, you’ll have weekly prenatal care until delivery.

During your first visit, your doctor reviews your medical history, performs a pelvic exam, and does blood and urine tests to be sure you don’t have any health problems that could affect your pregnancy or your baby.

At each subsequent prenatal visit, your doctor checks your overall health, weight and blood pressure, as well as your baby’s growth and heart rate.

Your prenatal appointments also give you the opportunity to ask questions and talk about any problems you might have, like morning sickness.

Your doctor from Night and Day Medical is there during delivery, monitor you and your baby after delivery, and provide ongoing support as your baby develops.

What routine tests are performed during pregnancy?

Women undergo routine blood and urine tests at different times during pregnancy. These tests check for potential health problems that could affect the health of you and your baby, such as:

  • Anemia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Bladder and kidney infections
  • Rubella and chickenpox
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases

Will you get help with common health issues during pregnancy?

The team at Night and Day is honored to guide you through pregnancy. They’ll treat health problems that may arise, answer all your questions about birth and delivery, and help with:

  • Nutrition and diet
  • Weight gain concerns
  • Breastfeeding
  • Creating a delivery plan
  • Natural childbirth
  • Types of pain relief during delivery
  • Learning about when Cesarean delivery is needed
  • Vaginal birth after Cesarean delivery
  • Common pregnancy discomforts like morning sickness and indigestion

Will you receive genetic screening?

Blood tests are routinely performed during pregnancy to screen for genetic birth defects such as Down syndrome.

When you’re screened for a genetic or chromosomal disorder, the results tell whether there’s a chance your baby may have a genetic problem, but they’re not diagnostic, so they don’t determine if your baby is affected.

If a screening test shows your baby is at risk, you have a family history of genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or you’re concerned about disorders like sickle cell and Tay-Sachs disease, you can undergo further genetic testing that provides specific answers about your baby’s health.

To receive exceptional OB/GYN care, call Night and Day Medical or book an appointment online.