First Visit

What To Expect At Your First OB/GYN Appointment

Doylestown Women’s Health Center offers our patients a variety of gynecologic and obstetric services. 

Whether you are pregnant, need a routine pap smear, or are seeking relief from menopause symptoms, our doctors and staff are here to help guide you through the process with ease. 

If you have never had a visit to an  OB/GYN before, the following information is provided to help you feel well informed about what happens during a regular gynecologic or obstetric exam and what to anticipate at your appointment. 

Your First Gynecologic Visit

If you are nervous about your first gynecologic visit, don’t be! We women go through the same things and it is recommended that you  schedule a visit to our office. 

Q: When should I visit a gynecologist for the first time?

This answer varies, however, typically a woman should schedule her first  visit if she is:

  • Contemplating sexual activity
  • Has questions regarding her menses/period
  • 18 years of age
  • Between the ages of 13 and 26 and is interested in receiving the Gardasil vaccine

What To Expect During Your Gynecologic Exam:

It is important that you answer all questions honestly so that you receive the proper treatment. Your healthcare professional will explain to you what information is confidential and what information will be disclosed. If you visit our office with your parents and are concerned about what will be disclosed to them, please discuss your concerns with us first. 

You will be asked personal questions by your healthcare provider or nurse about:

  • Your health
  • Your menstrual cycle
  • Your sexual activities

If you are under 26, we offer HPV counseling and vaccination.

Depending on your needs and circumstances, you may have a few exams done such as:

  • Breast Exam
  • Physical Exam
  • Pelvic Exam
  • PAP Test

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by calling  (215) 340-2229. One of our team members will be happy to assist you!

Your First Obstetric Visit

First of all, congratulations on starting this new chapter in your life!

Please take this opportunity to join our Stork Club where you can access up-to-date information about changes occuring to you body and information that you will need to make informed decisions.

We want to be with you every step of the way and help you have a happy, safe, and healthy pregnancy. Your first prenatal visit will be with our OB Coordinator and will last approximately 45 minutes.  During this visit, the OB Coordinator will cover the following different topics:

What To Expect During Your Obstetric Exam:

You will complete an extensive medical history form including questions about:

  • General health & lifestyle
  • Family medical history
  • Past pregnancies
  • Allergies
  • Current medications
  • Birth control
  • Menstrual history
  • Medical needs

We will order a series of blood tests to:

  • Detect any potential problems such as anemia
  • Determine blood type
  • Check blood sugar
  • And determine Rh-factor

We will answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Prior to your visit, write down anything on your mind.

Common questions pertain to:

  • Diet
  • Needed habit changes
  • Sexual activity
  • Hospital routines
  • Delivery process
  • Costs of prenatal care

Schedule Your First Visit Today!

If you are looking for either a gynecologist or obstetrician for any reason, our office is conveniently located in Doylestown, PA and serves the surrounding communities of Bucks, Montgomery  and Hunterdon County. We serve women of all ages, so we invite you to come see for yourself. Call us today at (215)340-2229 to schedule your first visit!

We look forward to meeting and helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle!