Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates -  - OB-GYN

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

OB-GYNs located in Milford, CT & Westport, CT

Obstetrics Specialist

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates is two practices located in Milford and Westport Connecticut, that offers women a place where they can receive complete service for all female related health issues. The practices are owned by two female OB/GYN doctors who offer complete obstetrics and gynecology services.

Obstetrics Q & A

What is Obstetrics?

Obstetrics is the part of female health care that focuses on pregnancy, childbirth, and the care of both mother and baby throughout the entire pregnancy cycle.

Should I See My Obstetrician if I Am Planning on Becoming Pregnant?

Absolutely. In fact, Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates offers pre-conceptual counseling and affordable genetics testing that helps women determine if they are ready to have a baby, and what realistic expectations of pregnancy are. Our goal is to help women know what to expect during pregnancy, childbirth, and when becoming a parent.

When Should I See an Obstetrician?

If you decide to become pregnant or have just gotten pregnant, it is a good time to see your obstetrician. Dr. Murray and Dr. Sivkin can help you understand the process of stopping birth control, ovulation, and other intimate details of becoming pregnant.

When Should a Prenatal Visit Be Scheduled When You Become Pregnant?

As soon as you have positive confirmation that you are pregnant, you should call and schedule your first prenatal appointment. Expect to have your first appointment between four and eight weeks of pregnancy. Following the guidelines of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the doctors will arrange for a first-trimester screening which is a new non-invasive evaluation that combines a maternal blood screening test with an ultrasound evaluation of the fetus to identify risk for specific chromosomal abnormalities, including Down Syndrome. Thereafter the doctors will see you every four weeks through the second trimester unless you have an issue that warrants you to be seen more frequently. Beginning in the third trimester you will see the doctor more frequently usually once every one to two weeks until you deliver.  

What Will My Obstetrician Do During My First Prenatal Visit?

There is a lot that happens at the first prenatal visit. First, the doctor will try to determine the due date based on the date of your last period and through an obstetrical ultrasound. Obstetric ultrasounds use sound waves to produce pictures of a baby (embryo or fetus) within a pregnant woman, as well as the mother's uterus and ovaries. It does not use ionizing radiation, has no known harmful effects, and is the preferred method for monitoring pregnant women and their unborn babies.

They will take an extensive health history which sets the stage for other services, especially if there have been problems with past pregnancies or if such problems run in your family. Another goal of the health screening is to identify potential gynecological issues or genetic issues.  You may also be scheduled for a pap smear to test for HPV, STDs, and HIV. There is also time for you to ask questions. The doctor will go over what to expect and services that are available such as parenting classes, birthing classes, as well as services designed for both mother and father.

Insurance

If you do not see your insurance listed here, please call our office to find out if we accept your insurance.

  Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
ConnectiCare
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Empire Plan
First Choice Health
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Memorial Hermann
Multiplan PHCS
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Sivkin has been my doctor for 4 years. She has taken care of me and is wonderful. She listens to me and helps me work through any issues I might have."

    Shannon in Milford, CT
  • RateMDs

    "I love Dr. Sivkin...She is extremely thorough and follows up with you about any concerns"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "We just found out that Dr. Murray relocated from Connecticut to Georgie-- our loss, their gain. She is a dedicated doctor with a love for what she does. Good luck."

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "If you can get this doctor to call you she is terrific!"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is quite nice and takes her time with the patient"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "Love Dr. Sivkin. She's the best... Knowledgable and caring. Her follow through is wonderful albeit multiple visits to her office but I wouldn't choose anyone else"

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was compassionate and friendly which made it easy to ask questions...Thank you. Dr. Murray, for being a gynecologist that a mature woman can trust with her health"

    Verified Patient
  • RateMDs

    "She will always advocates for what is in the best interest of the women in her care. She takes the time to get know you as a person"

    Verified Patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Sivkin sat down with me and took the time to listen. She did a thorough exam and provided guidance on some non-related issues I was having"

    Judy W.
  • RateMDs

    "Dr. Murray is the best. Caring, listens to her patients"

    Verified Patient
Our Locations

Choose your preferred location