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Obstetrics

Sean O. Henry, MD‘s Obstetricians are conveniently located in (Upper East Side NYC). Sean O. Henry, MD’s obstetricians (Prenatal Doctors)focus on childbirth, providing prenatal care and pregnancy support along with post-partum care. Our Obstetricians pride themselves on their personalized attention to each and every patient. It is for this reason that we are a Center of Excellence in obstetric care in NYC for decades.

Sean O. Henry, MD’s Obstetrician’s mission is to compassionately guide you through a healthy pregnancy and very happy child birth experience. You will have the opportunity to meet and get to know our entire OBGYN staff during your prenatal visits (approximately 13 OBGYN visits in a “normal” pregnancy). Sean O. Henry, MD encourage spouses, significant others, and  family members to attend any or all of your OBGYN visits.

*Newly pregnant women are encouraged to phone Sean O. Henry, MD’s NYC office immediately to schedule an orientation visit with an obstetrician. This confidential early prenatal visit will allow us to screen for any potential health issues that may impact your pregnancy and allow the obstetrician to educate you on proper prenatal care and options. For answers to most frequently asked questions about pregnancy please visit our Obstetrician’s created FAQ page.

Your obstetrician will typically meet with you at 6 weeks into your pregnancy  (4 weeks from conception) for your 1st examination (a time at which your baby’s heart beat may be detected). At each subsequent visit, your obstetrician will answer all your questions and assess your pregnancy progress to give you the necessary guidance you need for the exciting weeks to come. You can always call us with any question you may have at any time in regards to your pregnancy.

Sean O. Henry, MD’s top-rated  NYCObstetricians offer thorough & comprehensive care at our NYC Practice:

  • Preconception Counseling
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Prenatal Care
  • Monitoring Fetal Development
  • Routine Ultrasounds
  • Vaginal Births / Cesarean Delivery (C-section)
  • VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery
  • Dilation & Curettage (D&C)
  • General Obstetric Care

Preconception Counseling: If you’re thinking of getting pregnant and there are medical issues that need to be considered, you should make an appointment for preconception counseling with an Obstetrician at Sean O. Henry, MD.  We can:

  • Assess medications
  • Offer genetic screening
  • Help control disorders like diabetes
  • Test for infectious diseases
  • Help plan insurance benefits
  • Assess your benefits at work

Pregnancy Testing: Pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman. Teenagers should be careful not to confuse some of these symptoms for common PMS symptoms, or her own body’s natural response to stress. A missed period is the most common indicator that you might be pregnant, but it’s not the only one! Other common symptoms include: Frequent Urination, Nausea, Breast Tenderness , Dizziness , Change of Appetite. A medical pregnancy test and ultrasound are offered by Sean O. Henry, MD.

Prenatal Care: Prenatal care is medical care provided by Sean O. Henry, MD’s Obstetricians for women both before and during pregnancy and it is crucial care to ensure the health of your baby, your pregnancy, and you.   Prenatal care can help detect and treat any issues if they arise, prevent delivery complications, and ensure a safe delivery.  By being up to date on the latest medical literature and technologies, Sean O. Henry, MD’s NYC prenatal care has resulted in a reduced number of maternal deaths, miscarriages, and birth defects.  During a pregnancy there will average around 13 visits to the office.

Monitoring Fetal Development: When you are pregnant, it is extremely important for your OBGYN  to monitor the growth and development of the fetus. This is done by allowing you to see the fetus with ultrasound technology.  Your OBGYN can monitor your baby’s growth and movement, follow it’s heartbeat, and even tell you your baby’s sex.  Monitoring fetal development  also allows your obstetrician  to detect prenatal problems before they may arise.

Routine UltrasoundsSean O. Henry, MD performs routine Obstetrical ultrasounds on-site in our NYC office. Most Obstetrics patients have a confirmatory ultrasound between 6 and 8 weeks. Anatomy scans will also be recommended during your pregnancy. Other ultrasounds may also be performed as indicated by your OBGYN during your pregnancy.

Vaginal Delivery: A routine vaginal delivery is commonly performed by  our Sean O. Henry, MD’s obstetricians. Full term deliveries are performed once your pregnancy reaches the 37th through 42nd week of your pregnancy.  Labor may begin on its own, or can be induced by your obstetrician  by rupturing the amniotic sac or administering labor-inducing medication. Labor may last many hours, during which time a laboring woman’s obstetrician can offer pain management options.

Cesarean Delivery (C-section) / Vaginal Delivery Births:  Sean O. Henry, MD offers you the option to have your baby delivered via vaginal delivery or Cesarean Delivery (C-section) if needed.  Our obstetricians deliver at the top -rated delivery center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in NYC.

VBAC – Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) delivery is the vaginal birth of a baby after a woman has already had a Cesarean delivery of a previous baby.  In the past, once a woman had undergone a Cesarean delivery, all subsequent babies were automatically delivered via Cesarean Section.  However, largely due to changes in surgical technique, this is no longer the case and unnecessary. The obstetricians of Sean O. Henry, MD in NYC are happy to deliver your baby via VBAC.

Dilation & Curettage (D&C): A dilation and curettage procedure, (D&C) is a surgical procedure in which the cervix,  the lower, narrow part of the uterus, is expanded or dilated.  After dilation, the cervical canal and uterine lining can be emptied by the NYC OBGYN to remove a sample that will be examined. A D&C may be used as a necessary diagnostic procedure for a nonviable pregnancy (miscarriage) to help your  obstetrician determine the cause.

General Obstetric Care: Sean O. Henry, MD’s Obstetrical team is a group of Board Certified  obstetricians dedicated to caring for women during pregnancy, through labor,  and eventual delivery. Our NYC obstetricians have the necessary experience & knowledge of the latest advances and research findings in the field to ensure you a healthy delivery. There is always one of our obstetricians are on-call 24 hours, 7 days a week  for any emergencies or situations which require our immediate attention. Our obstetricians work closely with other specialists including ultrasound sonographers accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

After delivery, postpartum care typically continues for six weeks. Patients are encouraged to call the office during this time for questions such as breastfeeding issues, healing problems, or symptoms of postpartum depression and mood changes, among other things. Six weeks after your delivery, your Obstetrician will examine you during a planned visit to the NYC office and discuss your adjustment to your new family and your family planning needs.

For more information in regard to Sean O. Henry, MD’s Obstetrician services or to schedule an Obstetrician appointment with one of our Upper East Side NYC Obstetricians please feel free to contact Sean O. Henry, MD today at our NYC OBGYN practice by phoning (212) 599-4400

Sean O. Henry, MD
800A 5th Avenue, suite 503
New York, NY 10065