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

Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates

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

Prenatal Care Specialist

Part of the joy of being a woman is having children. As OB-GYNs at Southern Connecticut Women's Health Care Associates, we offer world-class health in Milford and Westport, Connecticut. Our services include full gynecological and obstetrics services including prenatal care.

Prenatal Care Q & A

What is Prenatal Care?

Prenatal care is a focus of preventative health care throughout the stages of pregnancy. The idea is that by offering regular visits, doctors and have the ability to educate and help women understand how to make healthy lifestyle choices for themselves and their babies. Along the way, mothers gain insight into their pregnancy and health care professional have the opportunity to diagnose and treat potential issues of pregnancy.

Why is Prenatal Care Important?

The primary goal of prenatal care is to keep mom and baby healthy. Prenatal care is designed to educate mothers about pregnancy, how to keep their baby healthy and how to make lifestyle changes that may include quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, and stopping drug use. Prenatal care also helps doctors and parents learn about the baby's health, and potential issues that may cause problems later in the pregnancy and even after birth. Prenatal care is the first step in becoming an excellent mother, and our providers come alongside women to help them do just that.

What Happens During My First Prenatal Appointment?

One of the first things is that the doctor tries to determine is how far along you are and when the baby should be born. Every patient should have a tentative due date. The doctor will also go over pregnancy and answer your questions as she tells you what to expect, what to watch for, and advise you on which activities to avoid.

To help foster the preventative spirit of prenatal care, Dr. Murray or Dr. Sivkin will take a detailed health history from you that will likely include questions about your mother's and sisters' pregnancies. Testing is a big part of prenatal visits and for the first visit, they may take blood work to run genetic tests to check your Rh factor.

Insurance

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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
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