Pregnancy Specialist

Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology

ACE OBGYN

Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Pembroke Pines, FL

Obstetric care at ACE OBGYN in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida, begins even before you’re pregnant. Stefan Novac, MD, FACOG, provides comprehensive pregnancy health care to protect and optimize your health before, during, and after your baby is born. To learn more about prenatal and pregnancy care, call the office to schedule a consultation, or use the online scheduler to book today.

Pregnancy Q & A

What is prenatal care?

To keep you healthy before and during your pregnancy, Dr. Novac provides prenatal care. The word prenatal means “before birth” and includes all the care you and your baby receive before delivery. He’ll educate you along the way about your baby’s growth and how things are changing in your body.

What is included in prenatal care?

After a thorough initial appointment to collect your medical and health history, each prenatal appointment may include any of the following:

 

  • Urine sample
  • Routine lab tests
  • Weight measurements
  • Bedside ultrasound
  • Noninvasive prenatal testing
  • Screening for gestational diabetes
  • Uterine growth measurement
  • Fetal heartbeat monitoring
  • Blood pressure reading
  • Amniocentesis
  • Multiple marker screening
  • Nutrition guidelines
  • Genetic screening

 

Dr. Novac monitors your health closely to prevent and treat complications during your pregnancy.

What is a bedside ultrasound?

A bedside ultrasound is a quick way for Dr. Novac and the team at ACE OBGYN to monitor your baby’s growth and development. While you lie back on the table in your private room, Dr. Novac or one of the nurses uses the portable machine and a handheld piece to get an image of your womb and the new life that’s growing there. It doesn’t hurt you or the baby at all, though you might feel some slight pressure for just a few minutes.

How often do I have appointments during pregnancy?

ACE OBGYN recommends the following schedule of exams during pregnancy:

  • Once a month until week 28
  • Twice a month from 28-36 weeks
  • Weekly from 36 weeks until delivery

 

If you’re considered high risk or have other specific needs, Dr. Novac may recommend more frequent visits to safeguard your health while you are pregnant.

Is postpartum care available?

Absolutely. Your pregnancy care includes the time before you are pregnant, while you are pregnant, and after you deliver your baby. Dr. Novac and the team at ACE OBGYN are experts in all stages of your health and guide you through the changes you’ll experience after you give birth.

The life of mother and baby are Dr. Novac’s highest priority. For superior prenatal, pregnancy, and postpartum care, call ACE OBGYN, or use the online scheduler to book now.