Dear Expectant Parents,
Congratulations on your pregnancy! We recognize that this is a very special and exciting time in a woman’s life, as well as her partner’s life and we are excited to share this incredible time with you and your family by providing you the best Obstetrics care possible. We look forward to helping you enjoy the best pregnancy and delivery experience as you welcome a new baby into your family!
So often, families are so spread out that extended family is not available to help guide and support a new mom and family. If this is your first pregnancy, we understand that you may be worried and anxious and will have a lot of questions. We are here to reassure you and to provide you and your developing baby with the best care possible. No question is off limits and we want you to know that we are here to support and guide you through a healthy pregnancy all along the way.
Perhaps this is not your first child, but a second, or even third (or more!). Even if you have many friends and extended family members close by and you may have previous experience with being pregnant and the process of delivery, there will always be questions. We understand and anticipate it, in fact. It is our desire to answer any questions you may have – not only about our practice – but also about pregnancy in general, as well as our OB services. Please begin writing down questions that come to mind and be sure to bring them with you to your next OB visit.
Raj Syal, MD, F.A.C.O.G.
Jenna Everson, MD, F.A.C.O.G.
Holly Westmoreland, MD, F.A.C.O.G.
All of our patients deliver at Memorial Hermann–The Woodlands, where we hold the highest standards of credentials. This is an outstanding facility that provides exceptional nursing, anesthesia and neonatal care for you and your infant and we consider it an extension of our office for the OB services we provide.
The phone number for labor and delivery at Memorial Hermann-The Woodlands is 713-897-2380. If you need to speak with us at any time, please call our office at 281-364-9898. If you call during office hours, please ask to speak directly to a nurse, or you can leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are pregnant and believe you are in labor, your water has broken or, if you have any other obstetrical related problem or concern, please proceed directly to labor and delivery for evaluation. Once you are evaluated by the labor and delivery hospital staff, they will contact us and we will then determine the next steps in your management. If you have any questions, you can contact the labor and delivery staff directly at 713-897-2380.
If you have an emergency that is not obstetrically related, you should proceed directly to the emergency room. You will be evaluated by the emergency room staff and if indicated, they will contact us regarding the appropriate next steps in your management and follow up care.
If you need to speak to a physician after hours or on the weekends, you can call the office at 281-364-9898 (or call 911) and the physician on call will be contacted through the answering service. Please be aware that this is for EMERGENCIES ONLY. Any routine questions or concerns will not be addressed for the on call physician and should be answered during regular office hours and appointments. Please be advised that you will be charged $25.00 for this after hours service if it is not related to a recent surgery .
Under most circumstances, OB patient visits are scheduled every four weeks until 32 weeks of pregnancy and then increase to every two weeks from 32-36 weeks. After 36 weeks, we will see you weekly until delivery.
We hope the information found on our OB pages here on our website helps answer any initial questions you may have about pregnancy, frequency of visits, and other information regarding prenatal care. As always, never hesitate to speak with us about any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to sharing this special time with you and your family!
Please visit our Prenatal Care Services page to begin to learn about testing procedures and rationale for these tests which you may want to discuss with your doctor.
Together, we will develop a carefully constructed Individualized Care Plan just for you.
There are optional tests that you may wish to consider as part of the OB services we provide. You can access brief descriptions of these tests via our Genetic Testing and Ultrasound pages by clicking on the links here.