We are excited you chose to have your baby with us! Our team is committed to provide individualized care for you and your baby.
Gresham Women’s Healthcare doctors are well trained, experienced and provide up to date care in accordance to the recommendations of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Welcome Letter for OB Patients
Dr. Yanke, Dr. Gill, Dr. Afsari-Howard, Dr. Knight and our staff welcome you to Gresham Women’s Healthcare! It is our intention you have a safe and enjoyable pregnancy that you feel comfortable with the care you receive and remain well informed. We pride ourselves on open communication with our patients and encourage you to ask any questions you may have.
At the time of your first visit to our office we will be taking a full medical history, perform a complete examination, draw blood for initial lab studies and answer any questions you may have concerning your pregnancy. We ask that you come to the office 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that we may complete your registration before seeing your Doctor. At your second appointment you will be asked to come in minutes 10 prior to seeing the doctor so our billing office can go over your insurance benefits with you.
You will be seen once a month up to your 28th week of pregnancy, every two weeks up to your 36th week and then weekly thereafter. This schedule may be altered by special circumstances.
We are happy to bill your insurance company and ask you bring your insurance information with you at the time of your first visit. If any insurance changes occur during your care, we must be notified as soon as possible. We will bill your insurance company for your “Global” services, which include your routine visits, the delivery of your baby and one post partum visit, after your baby is born. There will be miscellaneous fees that are not included in the global fee that will be billed to your insurance company in the month they occur. These include ultrasounds, blood draws and visits unrelated to pregnancy. Our billing office will review your insurance benefits and discuss them with you before your second visit with your Doctor. These benefits are not guaranteed, as occasionally we are misquoted by the insurance company or changes have been made to your plan after we have obtained your benefits. We are usually able to estimate the financial responsibility you may have. We will set you up on a monthly payment schedule so you will have paid the expected charges for your prenatal care and delivery by the end of your 32nd week. You will receive a separate bill from the hospital for their charges after your pregnancy is over.
If any questions or problems arise before your first visit, please feel free to call our office.
We look forward to seeing you!
Dr. Yanke, Dr Gill, Dr. Afsari-Howard, Dr. Knight and Staff
What to expect
Your first pregnancy appointment will be the longest so we can gather as much information about you as possible. At this visit you will have a physical exam, possible pelvic exam, Pap smear and blood work. This is important in order to screen for conditions that could affect the health of you and your baby.
If possible it would be a good idea to bring your partner to obtain even more background information about your unborn child. You may receive recommended vaccinations. We will also provide every patient with a complementary guide book, important forms and educational material about pregnancy.
Gestational Age Guides (pdf files)
- 0 TO 6 WEEKS
- 6 TO 10 WEEKS
- 10 TO 14 WEEKS
- 14 TO 19 WEEKS
- 19 TO 24 WEEKS
- 24 TO 28 WEEKS
- 28 TO 32 WEEKS
- 32 TO 36 WEEKS
- 36 TO 40 WEEKS
Frequently Asked Questions by OB Patients (pdf files)
- Breastfeeding Basics
- Cystic Fibrosis Screening
- Dental Guidelines for OB Patients
- Explanation of Initial Prenatal Lab Work
- Fetal Movement Counting
- Nutrition and Vitamin Supplements
- Office Views
- Over the Counter Medication During Pregnancy
- Ten Minutes – Why Bother