Obstetrical Care

David M. Chisholm, D.O. -  - Obstetrician & Gynecologist

Park Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology and New Beginnings Feminine Beauty

David M. Chisholm, D.O.

Obstetrician & Gynecologist & Vaginal Rejuvenation Center located in Glendale, AZ

Dr. Chisholm takes great pride and joy in assisting couples with pre-pregnancy counselling, with conception planning, as well as, with treating the conditions that may interfere with becoming pregnant. Dr. Chisholm also loves being involved in managing his patients’ pregnancies, both routine pregnancies as well as the high risk pregnancies. He appreciates the happiness that surrounds every pregnancy and loves to be an integral part of bringing a child into this world. He finds overwhelming gratification in being there with you at your child’s birth. Dr. David Chisholm, DO provides the expert obstetrical care you will need in order to have a healthy pregnancy, and his compassion and attention to detail, gets you where you need to be to feel confident during your pregnancy. To schedule a pregnancy consultation or new pregnancy appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Obstetrical Care

What are the available pregnancy services offered?

At Park Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Chisholm offers comprehensive pregnancy services to ensure you get the prenatal care you and your baby deserve.  We have all of the essentials necessary to ensure that you and your child are well taken care of and that potential complications of pregnancy are discovered and dealt with in a timely, effective manner.  These services include:

  •  Pregnancy testing with a myriad of genetic screening options
  • Routine prenatal checkups and the coordination of care with Perinatologists, if needed, to manage any high risk obstetrical needs
  • In-house ultrasounds and bloodwork
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Labor and Delivery planning

You can also schedule a consultation if you are thinking about starting your family and want to prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy.

What is High Risk Pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy that maternal or fetal health issues are present that could complicate or jeopardize the health of either the mother or child. These are dealt with in a very open-minded fashion with the proper counselling and referrals to manage and avoid any complications.  

High risk pregnancies include a myriad of scenarios, however some of the main trouble areas that can be addressed are:

  •  Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension 
  • Advanced maternal age
  • Smoking history
  • And having a history of previous complicated, or high risk pregnancies

Dr. Chisholm will customize a high-risk pregnancy plan for your specific needs that may involve more frequent checkups, additional diagnostic testing, and a personalized labor and delivery plan to suit the needs of your particular pregnancy.

When should I schedule my first pregnancy consultation?

The earlier you begin prenatal checkups, the better it is for you and your baby.  Dr. Chisholm recommends scheduling a pregnancy consultation as early as 7 weeks, which is 7 weeks following the first day of your last period.  Of course, Dr. Chisholm will be happy to see you at any time, especially if you are concerned over an issue or needing assistance with anything, such as severe nausea and vomiting, bleeding, pains or just needing reassurance that everything is alright.  Dr. Chisholm recommends being on a prenatal vitamin before conceiving, however, if not, then as soon as you realize you are pregnant.  Any prenatal vitamin is good, but one with DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) is strongly encouraged.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Chisholm reviews your medical history, previous pregnancies, and your existing health to customize your prenatal care plan.  At your follow-up visits, Dr. Chisholm monitors your health and your baby’s growth and development.  He will also keep you up to date on any recommended therapies or tests as your progress through the nine months.

You can expect to be seen routinely for prenatal exams about once every 4-6 weeks through 28 weeks, then the frequency changes to every 2-3 weeks through 36 weeks, then weekly until your healthy baby is in your arms.  Of course, the frequency and type of visits can be customized to fit the needs of your particular pregnancy.  The satisfaction of getting multiple ultrasounds at appropriate and meaningful times is assured as well, thus having the opportunity to get some pretty nice pictures of your new family member.

To schedule a pregnancy consultation, Call Park Avenue Obstetrics and Gynecology and New Beginnings Feminine Beauty and ask to see Dr. Chisholm, or book you visit online today.