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Hours and Directions
The team at UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN in Ankeny provides the highest quality of obstetrical and gynecological care available. We deliver exceptional care to women, through all stages of life, from annual exams to mammograms, prenatal care to cancer screenings.
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Services We Offer
Usually, an expecting mother will visit her healthcare provider every four weeks during the first 28 weeks, then once every two weeks until 36 weeks, and then weekly until the baby is born. However, the number of times you visit your healthcare provider may vary because of your medical history or pregnancy complications.
The ultimate goal of your prenatal appointments is to see how your pregnancy is proceeding, and to make sure that you and your baby are healthy. It is also an opportunity to provide you with any information you may want or need, and to answer any of your questions or concerns. Your healthcare provider will then check your weight, urine and blood pressure, check the position of your baby, measure your abdomen, listen to your baby's heartbeat, and perform other exams or tests as needed.
After your healthcare provider is done with the physical examination, they will then review their findings with you. It is important to understand what normal changes to expect as your pregnancy proceeds and what warning signs to look for. To have a healthy baby it is important to make appropriate lifestyle choices, such as healthy nutrition and avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Most women find their prenatal appointments are over in 10 minutes. While sometimes disappointing, this is a sure sign you and your baby are healthy and right on track. If you are concerned you are not getting enough time to accurately voice your feelings to your healthcare provider, write down a few questions or concerns before you go into your appointment to make sure you get all of your questions or concerns addressed. By doing this you will be more likely to remember to ask any questions or share any concerns with your healthcare provider.
- Annual exams
- Adolescent/Pediatric gynecology
- Cancer screenings
- Preconception counseling
- Menopause management
- Minimally-Invasive GYN surgery
- Osteoporosis screening - bone density testing
- Ovarian cysts and masses
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
- STD testing and treatment
- Urinary incontinence
- Uterine prolapse
- Vulvar disease
- In-office laboratory
In addition to OB/GYN locations throughout the area, Midwife Services of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is also available to patients. Our modern-day midwives are Certified Nurse Midwives/Nurse Practitioners who offer care throughout a woman's lifespan, from adolescence through adulthood, providing services for puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, gynecological care, and menopause in Central Iowa.