UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN - Fort Dodge

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Hours and Directions

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


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OB/GYN and Women's Health Services

As women, we take on so many different roles throughout our lives. Our OB/GYN team works to make sure you're healthy and thriving for every role. Every day, we're helping women live longer, healthier lives. We offer a wide variety of women's health services including:

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Infertility treatment
  • Hormone replacement
  • Family planning
  • Urinary incontinence treatment
  • Female surgeries

 

Meet Our Providers

James L Turek
James L Turek, MD

Obstetrics And Gynecology

Abby Sexton
Abby Sexton, DO

Obstetrics, Women's Health, Maternal And Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Gynecology

Ilene R Olson
Ilene R Olson, MD

Obstetrics And Gynecology, Women's Health

David Ilceski
David Ilceski, MD

Gynecology, Obstetrics And Gynecology

Robert T OConnor
Robert T OConnor, DO

Obstetrics And Gynecology, Women's Health

Prenatal Appointments

You will see your healthcare provider a lot during your pregnancy. That is why it is important you choose someone you enjoy and trust. Most pregnant women have 10 to 15 prenatal visits.

Typically, an expecting mother will visit with a health care provider every four weeks until 28 weeks, then 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 prenatal appointments is to see how your pregnancy is proceeding and to ensure you and your baby are healthy. It's also an opportunity to provide you with additional information and to answer any of questions or concerns. Your health care provider will 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 review their findings with you. It's important to understand and expect normal changes as your pregnancy proceeds and to know what warning signs to look for. To have a healthy baby it's important to make appropriate lifestyle choices, including eating healthy and avoiding alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Most women find their prenatal appointments are over in just 10 minutes. While sometimes disappointing, this is a sure sign you and your baby are healthy and right on track. If you're concerned about 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 your questions or concerns are addressed. By doing this, you will be more likely to remember to ask any questions or share any concerns with your healthcare provider.


Your First Appointment

Please bring your insurance cards, medication list, co-pays and any additional important information to your appointment.

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