What should I do when the home pregnancy test shows that I am pregnant?
- Call 706-787-2003/7360 or go to the Family Medicine at the 2nd floor to start the process of prenatal care. This is a self referral process.
- You do not need another pregnancy test done by the hospital lab before setting up this appointment.
- This is usually done between 6 to 8 weeks of pregnancy.
- This appointment is done on a one-to-one basis.
Before Your Initial Appointment?
Before you come to the appointment, make a list of:
Day of Your OB Education Appointment
If you have any of the following issues before your initial OB Appointment, call the Ob/Gyn clinic at 787-7228/7445, the nursing staff will help you make an appointment for prompt Evaluation:
What if I have a high risk pregnancy?
- It is not possible to list all the high risk conditions that could be associated with pregnancy.
- Here are some of the most common conditions that can potentially develop during pregnancy:
- Incompetent cervix / preterm labor
- High blood pressure of pregnancy [Gestational hypertension / pre-eclampsia / toxemia (out-dated term)]
- Diabetes (pregnancy induced or gestational diabetes)
- Growth problem for the baby
- Here are the some of the most common pre-pregnant medical conditions that women may have coming into a pregnancy
- Incompetent cervix or history of preterm delivery
- High blood pressure
- Recurrent miscarriages
- Connective tissue disease (i.e. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis...)
- Blood disorders
- Clotting disorder
- Family history of congenital defects
- Your DDEAMC OB – team is very knowledgeable about high risk pregnancies and manages high risk pregnancies on a daily basis.
- It is highly recommended that if you have any of these conditions; go through your primary care provider for a consult to see EAMC OBGYN.
The EAMC OB team helps you optimize your health before getting pregnant. This will decrease your chance of significant problems during pregnancy. This is called Preconceptial Counseling.
- Regardless if you have medical problem or not, all women of childbearing age should take at least 800 mg of folic acid daily starting 3 months before and until at least 14 weeks of pregnancy to prevent birth defect
Where do I go when I deliver?
- Your EAMC team deliver at Trinity Hospital
- Trinity Hospital of Augusta
2260 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30904
- The EAMC Family Practice and EAMC High Risk OB team work hand-in-hand to take care of you 24 x 7.
Where do I go if I have problem during the pregnancy?
- Non-duty hour with urgent pregnancy issues:
- If you are less than 20 weeks, go to the DDEAMC Emergency Room.
- If you are more than 20 weeks, go to Trinity of Augusta Labor and Delivery at 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904 or call 706-481-7660
- Duty hour with urgent pregnancy issues:
- Call 706-787-7445/7228/3165 and an OBGYN nurse will talk to you or the clerk will make an appointment for you.
- Duty hour with NON-pregnancy issues regardless of gestational age: contact your primary care provider. The best provider to take care of your non-pregnancy issues is your primary care provider.
- If you think your water-bag has ruptured, have heavy vaginal bleeding after 20 weeks, and / or are in labor – GO TO TRINITY OF AUGUSTA LABOR AND DELIVERY.