Piedmont OB Pregnancy

How to schedule a New OB Appointment

Congratulations! If a home pregnancy test has confirmed that you are pregnant, the physicians of Piedmont OB/GYN encourage you to make your first OB appointment with us once you are a least six weeks pregnant. To determine how many weeks pregnant you are, count the weeks starting from the beginning of your last menstrual cycle.

To make an OB appointment call:

  • Downtown office location (890 W. Faris Rd, Suite 330/Greenville, SC)  455-1270
  • Eastside office location (3917 S. Hwy 14/Greenville, SC)  522-1360

Thanks and we look forward to caring for you!

What to expect at your Confirmation of Pregnancy appointment

Your initial appointment will consist of some lab work to confirm the pregnancy,  an internal ultrasound will be performed to  accurately date your pregnancy, and a meeting with one of our clinicians to answer any questions you have at this point.

Where should I deliver my baby?

As part of your prenatal care with Piedmont OB/GYN, you have delivery options. Our physicians deliver babies at Patewood Hospital and the tertiary care center from which we’ve always been based, Greenville Memorial Hospital.

While most of our patients are low-risk pregnancies and choose to deliver at Patewood, we still offer delivery at Greenville Memorial. This includes birth plans for patients who require a high-risk center because of complicating conditions of either mother or baby, or even simply because of patient preference.

Make sure to ask your provider about delivery options during your visits. That way, we can discuss your pregnancy and partner with you to make the right birth plan for your growing family!

Can I try for a vaginal delivery after a previous C-Section?

Vaginal Birth after Cesarean Section (VBAC) is an option for select patients. It’s best to discuss this with your Piedmont OB/GYN physician to determine the best options available.

What do I do if I think I’m in labor?

If you think the time has come to deliver your baby – know that you are in good hands. There is a Piedmont OB/GYN physician at Patewood Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We also have a Piedmont OB/GYN physician at Greenville Memorial Hospital Monday-Friday and working at having full 24/7 coverage there as well. If you need assistance at Greenville Memorial during times we have no physician in house, know that you will still be taken care of and the call physician will be in direct contact with our Piedmont OB/GYN physicians to ensure you get the best care that you need.

If you think you’re in labor during normal office hours, please call the office to receive further instructions from the nurse.

  • Downtown office location (890 W. Faris Rd, Suite 330/Greenville, SC)  455-1270
  • Eastside office location (3917 S. Hwy 14/Greenville, SC)  522-1360

After normal office hours, call the regular office number of one of our office locations and you will be contacted by one of our nurses to discuss your questions or concerns.

Indications for labor

  1. True labor contractions:

You do not need to call ahead. A nurse will evaluate you in triage and notify the doctor on call. You likely are having true labor contractions if they occur at the applicable interval below:

  • Your first baby – Every 5 minutes
  • Your second baby – Every 6-8 minutes
  • Your third baby or more – Every 10 minutes
  1. Your water breaks: Usually this is a big “gush” which continues to leak.
  2. Bleeding like a menstrual period or worse.