Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

  • NaproTechnology (Achieving pregnancy naturally without using IVF, preventing pregnancy loss and reducing prior pregnancy problems)
  • Natural Family Planning (Dr. MacCurdy is a trainer in NFP)
  • Preconception Counseling
  • Early pregnancy confirmation
  • Obstetric education
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound at several centers, from Jupiter Medical Center directly across from Dr. MacCurdy’s office to a High Risk Perinatologist, Dr. Ruel Stoessel at the University Perinatal Associates
  • Low and High Risk obstetrical care
  • Dr. MacCurdy is a Life Affirming OB/GYN and he does not promote extraneous or invasive tests that could harm to babies in utero. He believes in the dignity of each human life, even when they might have chromosomal defects.
  • Cerclage placement for patients with incompetent cervix
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Comanagement of high risk obstetric patients with perinatogist, Dr. Ruel Stoessel at www.UPAMD.com office 561-630-8001, with NT (Nuchal Translucency), Level II ultrasounds, 3D/4D sonograms, NST/Biophysical Profile testing for fetal well being and Non-invasive fetal cell DNA testing (essentially replaces the invasive CVS and genetic amniocentesis)
  • Cord blood collection
  • Referral to Childbirth classes
  • Encourages natural childbirth, and tries to avoid inductions of labor
  • Trial of labor after c-section (TOLAC) consultation
  • Vagina birth after c-section (VBAC) consultation
  • NaproTechnology  uses Natural progesterone support protocols with serial serum progesterone level monitoring for previous spontaneous miscarriage, previous infertility, previous stillbirth, previous preterm birth (< 37 weeks), previous premature rupture of membranes (<37 weeks), previous pregnancy induced hypertension, previous abruption, congenital uterine anomaly, patient with cerclage and low progesterone levels, seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), luteal phase defect and certain threatened first pregnancies (you often do not have to loss your first pregnancy).
  • Postpartum care with education on Natural Family Planning while breast feeding
  • High risk obstetric patients are delivered at St. Mary’s Medical Center for the Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and preterm deliveries before 35 weeks gestation.
  • Normal obstetric deliveries after 35 weeks gestation are usually delivered at Jupiter Medical Center.

 

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