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Pregnancy

Oahu OB/GYN

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Honolulu, HI & Kapolei, HI

Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a stressful experience. Partnering with Lynette W. Tsai, MD, or Monique Leung, MD, of Oahu OB/GYN in Honolulu and Kapolei, Hawaii, is a great way to get the care and support you need as you navigate the path to motherhood. Schedule an appointment as soon as you learn you’re expecting. Online scheduling is available, or you can always call during business hours to speak with a member of the administrative staff.

Pregnancy Q & A

What is prenatal care?

Prenatal care is a health service that focuses on the needs of you and your developing child. These visits are an essential part of pregnancy, whether this is your first or your fourth child. Every pregnancy is unique and requires customized care. 

Your prenatal visits at Oahu OB/GYN begin by gathering information about your weight, the size of your belly, and your vital signs. You discuss any changes you’ve experienced since your last visit and express any concerns you have about what to expect moving forward. 

You also have access to a wide range of screenings that provide insight into your health and that of your baby. Those screening needs depend on a number of factors, but your obstetrician is there to guide you toward the options best suited for your needs. Blood work, ultrasounds, and fetal non-stress testing are all available in-house at Oahu OB/GYN. 

What if I have a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy is nothing to panic over. This designation simply means that there are conditions at play that warrant keeping a closer eye on your progress. You come in for more frequent prenatal visits at Oahu OB/GYN, and your obstetrician discusses any special precautions needed to keep you healthy and happy. 

Many pregnancies receive the high-risk designation, and most of those cases end with a successful labor and delivery process. Some examples include:

  • Maternal age over 35
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Previous miscarriage
  • Carrying multiples 

Don’t let a high-risk pregnancy rob you of the joy of preparing to welcome your child into the world. By partnering with an excellent specialist like Dr. Leung or Dr. Tsai, you have the support you need from start to finish. 

Where will I deliver my baby?

Once you begin working with Dr. Tsai or Dr. Leung, she is with you throughout your pregnancy and delivers your baby. Deliveries take place at either The Queen’s Medical Center or Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Both are great options, and your doctor can discuss the pros and cons of each choice well in advance of your due date.

If you choose to create a birth plan, your obstetrician can review that list of desires about how your labor and delivery process will move forward. Every effort is made to follow each mother’s preferences, but there are sometimes circumstances that require a deviation from the plan. Your specialist discusses what to expect during your birthing experience, and is there to answer any questions as they arise. 

When you’re ready to add to your family, book your prenatal care or a pre-pregnancy evaluation with Oahu OB/GYN. Scheduling is possible online or over the phone.