Obstetrics

West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology -  - OB/GYN

West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology

OB/GYNs located in Bradenton, FL

If you’re pregnant or planning to be so in the near future, you want proper care to ensure your health, the health of your baby, and a smooth delivery. At West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology in Bradenton, Florida, the team of expert OB/GYNs offer excellent obstetrics care. To get started with your prenatal care, call the office or schedule an appointment with the online booking tool.

Obstetrics Q & A

West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology

What is an Obstetrician?

While gynecology deals with your reproductive organs and issues when you’re not pregnant, obstetrics focuses on your body when you are pregnant. All of the doctors at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology offer prenatal care, while some of your procedures, such as ultrasounds, may be scheduled and performed by the obstetrical care coordinator and sonographer. An OB/GYN is always available to answer your questions during and after office hours.

One of the obstetrics specialists at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology will be your delivering physician at Manatee Memorial, which features exceptional neonatal intensive care should you need it.

What is Prenatal Care?

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, may be pregnant, or are definitely pregnant, schedule a prenatal care consultation at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology. Prenatal care helps you and your baby stay healthy throughout pregnancy.

Prenatal care involves:

  • Nutritional support, including recommendations as to prenatal vitamins
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Regular checkups to review the health of both you and your baby
  • Tests to evaluate your baby’s growth process
  • Evaluations of health conditions, such as high blood pressure or infections, and whether you’re at risk for a complication


You’ll start out seeing your OB/GYN at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology just once each month for the first 28 weeks. Your visits increase to twice per month from weeks 28 to 36 and move to once per week in weeks 36 through birth.

Can an Obstetrician Deal with High-Risk Pregnancies?

The OB/GYNs at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology are well-equipped to deal with high-risk pregnancies. A high-risk pregnancy is any pregnancy that carries a greater chance of complications. These include:

  • Maternal age over 35
  • Diabetes or gestational diabetes
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Multiple fetuses


If the mother or baby has a disease that could affect pregnancy and delivery, this may also be categorized as high-risk. A high-risk pregnancy may require more frequent prenatal monitoring and additional tests to ensure the health of mother and baby.

If your high-risk pregnancy requires a cesarean section, the team at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology can also offer their expertise.

To learn more about obstetrics care at West Coast Obstetrics & Gynecology, call the office or book an appointment online.

What we offer

Obstetric & Gynecological Services