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Pregnancy Specialist

John Gomes, M.D. -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Women's Healthcare Of Garden City

John Gomes, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Garden City, NY

To ensure your pregnancy is a healthy and enjoyable experience, Women’s Healthcare of Garden City provides the highest quality pregnancy care. Board-certified OB/GYN John Gomes, MD, provides personalized attention to expectant mothers during prenatal visits. He helps women navigate their unique pregnancy journey from their first prenatal visit through their initial postpartum weeks. If you think you’re pregnant and need pregnancy testing, call the office in Garden City, New York, at 516-222-8883.

Pregnancy Q & A

When should I schedule my first pregnancy consultation?

You should schedule a pregnancy consultation at Women’s Healthcare of Garden City if you receive a positive result on a home pregnancy test. Dr. Gomes can confirm your pregnancy through bloodwork and ultrasound testing and can also estimate your due date.

You can also schedule an appointment if you wish to become pregnant and want to ensure your body is ready for conception.

Dr. Gomes offers the highest quality medical care for both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies. He can also provide diagnostic testing services for women who have difficulties becoming pregnant to identify the cause of infertility.

What makes a pregnancy high-risk?

A high-risk pregnancy describes any pregnancy where existing or pregnancy-related medical issues affect the health of the expectant mother or the unborn baby.

Conditions that can make your pregnancy high-risk include:

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Your pregnancy may also be considered high-risk if you’re over 35, under 18, are obese, or have a history of complicated pregnancies. Women’s Healthcare of Garden City also provides in-office genetic screening services to identify potential risk factors that can affect your pregnancy or your baby’s health.

What can I expect during my pregnancy visits?

Dr. Gomes focuses on individualized care, so your specific appointment frequency will vary depending upon your unique needs and situation. You’ll also be able to call Dr. Gomes and decide together when you should schedule.

During your visits, you can expect Dr. Gomes to evaluate information about your health and your pregnancy, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, and how much weight you gain. He also uses ultrasound technology to monitor your baby’s growth and development throughout your pregnancy.

At certain visits, you can expect to have bloodwork and urine tests to check for conditions like gestational diabetes, a pregnancy condition where your blood sugar levels remain high. You may need additional screenings based on your existing health and any complications you have during your pregnancy.

Dr. Gomes also helps you prepare for labor and delivery during your prenatal visits. He can prescribe prenatal vitamins and help you explore your options for birth control after you deliver.

To schedule a pregnancy consultation, call Women’s Healthcare of Garden City at 516-222-8883 today.