4951 W. 18th St.
Lawrence, KS 66047
(785) 832-2865 x 250
Because your pregnancy is the most important one
At Lawrence Family Practice Center, we approach Obstetrical (OB) care in a family-centered approach. Our goal is to provide you and your unborn baby with quality care in a relaxed and caring environment. We are with you every step of the way, from conception to delivery, and beyond.
The physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center understand that each pregnancy is unique and is often a time full of questions and concerns, along with excitement, whether this is your first or fifth baby. We understand that waiting several weeks for your first appointment can be unsettling. We will do our best to schedule you a new OB appointment as soon as possible, usually within a week or two after you contact the office if you are not having problems.
When you choose Lawrence Family Practice Center for your obstetrical needs, you will see only one physician throughout your pregnancy and delivery, with rare exceptions. You can be assured the doctor who knows and understands you best will be there with you at the time of your delivery.
After delivery, we enjoy continuing to provide care for our patients and watching their families grow. We can provide care for your newborn in the hospital as well as provide routine child exams in our office throughout the child's life. Our patients enjoy having one doctor to care for them and their new baby.
All of the physicians providing obstetrical services at Lawrence Family Practice Center have had additional training in obstetrics to provide you with comprehensive, quality care. Whether your pregnancy is proceeding normally or considered "high risk", we will likely be able to provide the services you need. We offer laboratory testing and diagnostic services in our office for your convenience, allowing you to obtain all your care under one roof.
FAQs about your pregnancy
When should I schedule my first appointment?
You should start your OB care approximately two weeks after your first missed period.
What should I expect at my first OB visit?
Your doctor will take a health history, perform a physical exam, and order blood work on your first visit. Jot down any questions you may have and bring these to your appointment to discuss with your doctor. Your first visit will generally be the longest unless you encounter problems along the way.
What if I have problems or concerns between my appointments?
As with any pregnancy, complications may arise. Please call the office with any concerns you may have. If the call is urgent, inform the receptionist and you will be routed to a nurse.
Where will I deliver my baby?
The delivery of your baby will take place at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Why is ultrasound performed during pregnancy?
Ultrasound is used to evaluate your baby's health and well being. It can provide valuable information to your doctor, including the age of your baby, if your baby is growing at the correct rate, the baby's position, movement, breathing, and heart rate, number of babies, location of the placenta, and amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus. Ultrasound can also detect some types of birth defects.
How soon until I can tell if my baby is a boy or girl?
Usually around 18 weeks. Of course, you will have to wait until delivery to be 100% sure!