Congratulations on your pregnancy! We look forward to taking care of you and your new arrival during your pregnancy.
Your pregnancy will be based on a forty-week gestation. Early in your pregnancy, an estimated date of delivery will be calculated for you. Your ultrasound may result in a new estimated due date. We must emphasize that this is an expected date of delivery. Unless a problem arises, your pregnancy may continue beyond this date. We are sympathetic to the discomfort most women experience, especially during the last weeks of pregnancy. Labor inductions must only be considered with great care, taking into account the well being of both the mother and her baby.
If problems or questions should arise during your pregnancy, please notify our office during regular business hours. Union General Women's Health believes that having a recorded greeting is both impersonal and frustrating. We do our best to ensure that one of our caring and knowledgeable staff is always available to answer your call. However, you may briefly get a busy signal or be required to leave a voice mail during high volume call times. Please leave a message or call back as soon as you deem appropriate. The possibility of needing to speak with us can occur at any time. With that in mind, we suggest that you program our phone number into your cell phone. The policy at Union General Women's Health is to offer same day appointments for any of our obstetric patients. For after-hour emergencies, Labor & Delivery nurses can be reached at Union General Hospital by calling 706.439.6439. This is another good number to add to your cell phone contacts. If necessary, hospital personnel will contact the on-call physician.
With serious medical complications of pregnancy, you may be directed to undergo a thorough evaluation in the hospital emergency department. You could also be seen in the emergency department for medical problems unrelated to your pregnancy or if your pregnancy is twenty weeks or less. For pregnancy-related problems after twenty weeks gestation, you will need to go to the obstetrics department where a nurse will evaluate you and the doctor will be informed. You can also call our office during business hours and we’ll get you in as soon as possible. Again, the policy at Union General Women's Health is to offer same day appointments for any of our obstetric patients. It is of the utmost importance to us to prevent mild symptoms from progressing to major problems.
If during your pregnancy you are concerned, in doubt or feel like you have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call 911 or go straight to the hospital for evaluation.