Darin L. Weyhrich, M.D.
OBGYN located in Boise, ID
Whether it’s your first baby or your third, your obstetrician becomes one of the most important people in your life. Your OB/GYN confirms the pregnancy, share the baby’s sex, and hands the baby to you after delivery. Located in Boise, Idaho, Dr. Darin L. Weyhrich is with you and your partner every step of the way, and delivers 97% of his patients’ babies. If you’re looking for a kind, reassuring, experienced obstetrician, call today or book an appointment online.
Obstetrics Q & A
What can I expect on my first visit with the obstetrician?
Unless you have a medical condition, had a prior difficult pregnancy, or are experiencing spotting or pain, the obstetrician schedules your first visit after your eighth week of pregnancy.
This first appointment may be one of the longest during your pregnancy, so be prepared to come with a list of all your questions. During the interview, Dr. Weyhrich asks about your health history, lifestyle, habits, and stress level. You’ll also have your urine checked to confirm the pregnancy and check for infection.
Other tests during your first OB visit may include:
- Determining your blood type and Rh factor
- Checking your blood count
- Testing for sexually transmitted diseases
- A Pap test
Dr. Weyhrich does a pelvic exam and may do an ultrasound. He may also offer genetic testing to assess for chromosomal problems, cystic fibrosis, and other genetic disorders.
Most importantly for your peace of mind during your pregnancy, Dr. Weyhrich shares contact numbers that allow you to reach him at any time. He’d rather you call him on a Friday at midnight than spend your whole weekend worried about something he can answer.
How often are prenatal visits?
How often you see Dr. Weyhrich depends on where you are in your pregnancy. During weeks 1-28, you’ll come in once a month for routine checkups. During weeks 29-36, the followups are every two weeks.
Starting with week 36, you’ll come in once a week. During these regular visits, Dr. Weyhrich monitors your baby’s growth and heart rate, as well as changes in your cervix. He also measures your weight, blood pressure, and abdominal girth, and checks your hands and feet for swelling.
What types of special tests are needed during pregnancy?
In addition to the initial tests at your first visit, Dr. Weyhrich may request other special tests throughout the course of your pregnancy, including:
- Glucose challenge test
- Group B streptococcus
- Urine test
When should I contact the doctor?
While you see your doctor fairly regularly throughout the course of your pregnancy, there may come a time or two that you need to call or come in for an early visit.
You should contact Dr. Weyhrich immediately if you’re experiencing:
- Rapid swelling of your face, hands, or feet
- Visual problems
- A severe headache
- Pelvic pain or cramping
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vomiting more than three times in one day
- Nausea so severe you can’t eat
- Severe weakness
Notes: Doctor is on the journey with the client for every phase of her pregnancy. He delivers 97% of all his patients. He ensures that he spends time with each couple and reassures them and calm their fears.