OB/GYN Coral Springs, FL
The providers at Unique Wellness Center in Coral Springs, Florida, offer obstetric care, education, and support in a warm and nurturing environment. Board-certified obstetrician Dr. Urribarri, along with certified nurse-midwife Marin Rands, are dedicated to a safe delivery for you and your child, whether you desire natural childbirth with minimal interventions, need a C-section, want a vaginal birth after C-section, or you experience a high-risk pregnancy.
While we are dedicated to helping patients achieve a successful full-term pregnancy, some women can experience a miscarriage, and we are here to help our patients through that devastating loss. Miscarriages can typically occur during the first trimester of pregnancy, and most women go on to experience successful pregnancies in the future. However, if you have had multiple miscarriages, there may be an underlying genetic or medical reason, and we will refer you to a specialist to help determine the cause.
Learn more about our obstetrical services below.
Medical checkups and screening tests help keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy. The obstetrician and certified nurse-midwife at Unique Wellness Center provide comprehensive prenatal care to help detect and treat problems promptly and prevent complications and miscarriages.
We may also recommend or perform various screening tests throughout your pregnancy to assess your baby’s health, and determine whether your baby is likely to have specific birth defects. Our providers will explain each test with you and discuss your options. Common tests during the first, second, and third trimesters may include:
- An initial ultrasound will conform your pregnancy and your baby’s gestational age (how far along you are).
- The first trimester screen, performed at 11 to 14 weeks, combines blood tests and a special type of ultrasound to assess the risk of a chromosome abnormality.
Two types of blood tests (serum and sequential integrated screening) measure two pregnancy-related hormones: free beta HCG and PAPP-A.
A nuchal translucency ultrasound checks the accumulation of fluid at the back of your baby’s neck. If there is more fluid than normal, your baby is at a higher risk for developing Down syndrome.
- Another blood test will determine your blood type and Rh factor, which determines your Rh compatibility with your growing fetus.
- Some women may be candidates for chorionic villus sampling, an invasive screening test performed between weeks 10 and 12 to test for genetic abnormalities and birth defects.
- At 15 to 22 weeks, you may have a blood test called a quad marker screening test to check for birth defects.
- Between 16 to 20 weeks, your doctor will perform another ultrasound to monitor your baby’s growth.
- At 24 to 28 weeks, you will have a glucose screening test to check for gestational diabetes.
- Some women may be candidates for amniocentesis, an invasive screening test performed between 15-20 weeks to test for genetic abnormalities and birth defects.
- After 28 weeks, you may have a fetal nonstress test to measure fetal heart rate and contractions.
- Your doctor may perform another ultrasound around week 34.
- Between 35-37 weeks, your doctor will take a swab from your vagina and rectum to screen for Group B Strep (GBS), a type of bacteria that can cause serious infections in pregnant women and newborns.
You will see your provider multiple times throughout your pregnancy:
- Monthly appointments for the first six months of pregnancy
- Every two weeks during the seventh and eighth months
- Weekly in the ninth month of pregnancy
Women with high-risk pregnancies will have more frequent appointments. During your visits, our doctor will monitor your health and make sure the baby is growing as expected.
For comprehensive prenatal care and testing, request an appointment online or call our Coral Springs, Florida, office today at (954) 368-9656.
The providers at Unique Wellness Center offer obstetric care in a warm and nurturing environment that empowers women and families. Our services include comprehensive prenatal care with convenient on-site labs and ultrasound.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of your growing fetus. Obstetric ultrasound is primarily used to:
- Date the pregnancy (gestational age)
- Confirm fetal viability
- Determine the location of the fetus (intrauterine vs. ectopic)
- Check the location of the placenta in relation to the cervix
- Check for the number of fetuses
- Check for major physical abnormalities
- Assess fetal growth (for evidence of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR)
- Check for fetal movement and heartbeat
- Determine the sex of the baby
Routine ultrasound testing is most commonly performed at about the 20th week and 34th week of pregnancy. Some doctors may use ultrasound as a diagnostic tool if a problem is suspected, or to simply check on the health and position of the baby.
With our sophisticated equipment and experienced staff, Unique Wellness Center offers high quality ultrasound, including 5D high-definition video and pictures.
For comprehensive obstetric care, including ultrasound, in Coral Springs, Florida, call Unique Wellness Center at (954) 368-9656.
Your baby’s cord blood contains a life-saving resource called stem cells, the building blocks of our blood and immune systems. Cord blood banking is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you to save the stem cells found in the blood of your newborn’s umbilical cord.
Preserving these stem cells, which are different from embryonic stem cells, allows your family the benefit of having them available for existing or future medical treatments. Umbilical cord blood is currently used in the treatment of more than 70 life-threatening diseases, including oncologic disorders, bone marrow failures, hematologic disorders, metabolic disorders, and immune deficiencies.
Cord blood banking is completely safe for both mother and the newborn since cord blood is collected after the baby is born and after the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut. If the cord blood is discarded, these stem cells cannot be retrieved for future use.
When deciding what is best for you and your family, it is important to know about all of your cord blood banking options.
- Family banking allows you to store your newborn’s cord blood stem cells specifically for your family, making them available immediately should your family ever need them. With family banking, you retain ownership of the stem cells.
- Public donation allows your family to offer your baby’s cord blood stem cells to the public network at no cost. Your donation may then be made available to any patient requiring a cord blood cell transplant. Once you donate the cord blood to a public bank, your family does not retain ownership of the cord blood.
Ask us about cord blood banking at your next prenatal visit. Request an appointment online or call our Coral Springs, Florida, office today at (954) 368-9656.
5D High-Def Ultrasound
Unique Wellness Center uses state-of-the-art, high-frequency technology to create the clearest videos and images of your growing fetus. With our sophisticated equipment and experienced staff, we offer high-quality ultrasounds to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and delivery.LEARN MORE