Expecting Parents | Parkside OBGYN | Expecting? Start Here
CREATING A NEW CHAPTER

It’s an exciting time! You’re likely feeling a mix of excitement, nerves, and anticipation. But one thing is certain–the moment you meet your new baby will be one of the most beautiful memories of your life.

We want to help you cherish every moment of your pregnancy from conception through delivery and beyond. We know how important the relationship is with a family and your provider. We also know that creating a nurturing and supportive environment is key, which is why we designed our facilities and services with you in mind. We are experts in caring for you and your little bundle of joy on the way, so we’ve personalized every aspect to be sure you receive the best of care here.
We talk a lot about the little things that go into your Parkside Experience and that’s especially true of our expectant families. We aspire to make you feel at home here. And, to put your mind at ease, our doctors are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Partnerships

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The health of our patient families and newborns are only strengthened by a close connection to the providers and specialists who are within our network.

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Our partnerships with the Breastfeeding Center of Greenville and Parkside Pediatrics offer the unique opportunity for you to obtain seamless care and be prepared as you transition into motherhood. This helps make it easier for you to establish care with incredibly supportive providers you know are trusted, and most importantly, helps you feel confident with the care of your new baby.

What That Means For You

  • Receive priority booking when you establish care with Breastfeeding Center of Greenville and/or Parkside Pediatrics.
  • Schedule a Pre-Assessment or Lactation Assessment with Breastfeeding Center of Greenville BEFORE your baby is born.
  • Parkside OB-GYN and Breastfeeding Center of Greenville are conveniently located in the same office. Schedule a postpartum visit for mom along with your first breastfeeding visit.
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The first appointment should be scheduled 8 weeks from the first day of your last period, unless otherwise specified by your physician.
Parkside patients will deliver at Patewood Hospital, located on Prisma’s Patewood Medical Campus in the heart of Greenville, SC.
We recommend that women who plan to have children begin taking prenatal vitamins once they reach child-bearing age (20+).
On average, a woman will have 13 visits between conception and delivery. The actual number of appointments will vary based on a patients needs as well as their individual healthcare coverage.
Most women can expect 2 ultrasounds throughout their pregnancy.
DNA testing can identify gender at 10 weeks or the Anatomy scan (ultrasound) can identify gender at 20 weeks.
Most women can continue working out during pregnancy, but should consult with your care provider prior to beginning any workout regiment.

Classes

Please click the Register buttons to see what we are offering and reserve your spot.

Getting Ready for Birth & Recovery

Our class is intended to empower patients nearing the end of their pregnancy by educating them on how to prepare for the hospital, what to expect for both mom and baby, advice for their partners on how to help, and more. We also will discuss common things that can alter your birth plan so that you feel more prepared and less anxious if they occur! This class meets at Parkside Ob-Gyn once a month from 6:00-8:30 pm. Tickets are $50. Reserve your spot by registering above.

Breastfeeding Basics

This free class is an excellent avenue for expectant parents to have all their questions answered about breastfeeding before their baby is born. Taught by one of our Certified Lactation Consultants, this course is open to couples. We encourage partner participation as it can be one of the keys to success for new moms adjusting to breastfeeding. This class is held at the Breastfeeding Center at Parkside on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. There are limited spots in the class, so reserve your spot by registering above.

Baby Basics

As a new mom, you’ll have many questions about your newborn. In this free class you'll join other new moms along with our very own Certified Lactation Consultants for Baby Basics. Specifically designed for moms with babies under 12 weeks, this class will put your mind at ease. Here you can receive answers to questions about your baby. Plus, you can meet other new moms to share in the adventure of raising a new baby. The class meets at the Breastfeeding Center at Parkside every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. No registration is required.

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