Prenatal care is medical care designed to ensure the health of you and your baby. Throughout your nine-month journey, Dr. Oster monitors the progress of both of you. This includes regularly checking your blood pressure, temperature, heart rate and weight. Your urine is also routinely analyzed for signs of any abnormalities.
As part of your pregnancy care, you'll undergo ultrasounds and a gestational diabetes test. Dr. Oster will also monitor your cervix and your baby’s heartbeat.
Continuous care enables Dr. Oster to detect potential issues before they become serious problems. These exams also provide an opportunity for you to ask her questions and address any concerns that may arise.
For most women, prenatal visits are scheduled monthly up until the 28th week. Between weeks 28-36, visits increase to once every two weeks and become weekly between weeks 36-40.
Women considered to have high-risk pregnancies might need to come in more frequently.
Your obstetrician plays an essential role in your pregnancy. Not only do you want someone who has excellent skills and experience. Finding someone you’re comfortable with is equally important. The best way to determine this is by scheduling a consultation before your first prenatal exam.
Be sure to ask lots of questions. Assess the office wait time and the convenience of getting to the office and the hospital where you will go for your delivery.
Inquire about the doctor’s experience with high-risk pregnancies and complications and whether he or she uses the most advanced testing techniques to help identify potential problems early in your pregnancy.
Dr. Oster delivers babies and also performs a wide range of gynecological surgeries at Skyridge Medical Center and Littleton Adventist Hospital. She has delivered hundreds of healthy babies and is adept at handling any complications, in the rare instances when they may arise.
Heidi J. Oster accepts most major insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just a few of the plans she accepts. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Dr. Oster always made me feel taken care of and was never hesitant to answer any questions or even see me on short notice when I was concerned after my delivery."
"...one of the most gifted physicians and finest people with whom I have ever had the privilege of interacting. The level of care she provides is absolutely five stars."
"I highly recommend this office if you are looking for a new doctor or are in need of a high risk specialist. Dr. Oster and her staff have been great."
"Breathe a sigh of relief - you have found one of the best OBs in town. Heidi Oster, MD is the primary doc in this practice and she is amazing."