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Clinton

507 S. 4th St.
Clinton IA 52732
phone: 888-716-0559
fax: 563-241-4004

Bettendorf

Trinity Bettendorf
4480 Utica Ridge Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
phone: 888-716-0559

Morrison

Morrison Community Hospital
2nd Floor Specialty Clinic
303 N Jackson
Morrison IL 61270
phone: 888-716-0559

Obstetrics

Routine Obstetrical Care

We provide comprehensive obstetrical care from preconception to postpartum, guiding women through each and every step of their pregnancy to ensure proper growth and development, as well as a successful delivery. Our facilities are also fully equipped with the most advanced technology and equipment to help make your pregnancy as simple and efficient as possible.

During your pregnancy, you will visit on a regular basis for physical examinations, blood tests and ultrasounds in order to monitor the growth and development of your baby. We will also discuss with you your options for the delivery process and then work with you to ensure that labor and delivery is comfortable and stress-free. Postpartum care is also available to help you become acclimated to the motherhood lifestyle while maintaining your health as well.

High Risk Obstetrical Care

We also provide care for high risk pregnancies--women with pre-existing medical conditions, multiple births or abnormal pregnancies that carry an increased risk of complications. We strive to develop strong, trusting relationships with you to assure a smooth and uneventful pregnancy.

Some conditions that may increase the risk of complication during pregnancy or delivery include diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid disorders, heart disease, cancer and more. For women with complications during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes, premature birth and recurrent miscarriages, we provide frequent monitor exams and special delivery techniques to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

3D/4D Ultrasounds

Our office is equipped with the latest and most advanced ultrasound machine (3D/4D).

This procedure requires that gel be placed on your lower abdomen and a transducer moved across your abdomen to produce ultrasound images. An ultrasound takes about 10-20 minutes and may require a full bladder.

During pregnancy, we will use ultrasounds to look at the growth and development of your baby. An early ultrasound in the first trimester confirms the accuracy of your baby’s due date. At around 20 weeks of gestation, we provide a detailed evaluation of the baby’s anatomy and can determine the gender of your little one! Additional ultrasounds may be necessary in high risk patients.

Infertility

The standard definition of infertility is the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. Today, this has been modified to take age into account, and now women over 35 may be considered infertile if they have failed to conceive after trying for six months.

Infertility means that a couple is not sterile but for some reason has not been able to conceive a child. Once a couple is diagnosed as infertile, we will perform tests to determine the cause or causes. Then treatment can begin.

Infertility Evaluation

There are three conditions that need to be met for conception to be possible: sperm must be present, the fallopian tubes must be open, and ovulation must be able to occur. If one or more of these conditions is compromised, the couple suffers from "true infertility." If all three conditions are met but the couple has failed to conceive, the diagnosis is "sub-fertility."

Initial evaluations are individually tailored to each patient and couple, but there are a few standard tests performed to evaluate these three critical factors. These include measurements of the hormones that regulate ovulation and egg quality, imaging tests of the fallopian tubes, and semen analysis (volume, sperm count, motility and morphology).

For about 10-20% of infertile couples, even with a thorough evaluation a cause for infertility can’t be determined. This is called "unexplained infertility" and may be caused by intermittent symptoms such as irregular ovulation or variable sperm count, or by other factors that we don’t yet understand or can’t test for. Some couples with unexplained infertility successfully conceive after treatment or even without treatment.