Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy is a remarkable time in a womans life.  It is  filled with joy and anticipation but also someitimes a bit scary, espcially for first time moms.  We see you as early as you would like to come in, and perform a sonogram at your first visit to confirm your pregnancy is healthy and to establish an accurate due date. If things are uncomplicated, we see you monthly, with sonograms usually done on the second visit , mostly so you can see the remarkable changes in your baby.  Sex determination is included and can usually be determined at the next visit, by 14 to 16 weeks.  A growth and anatomy  2 D and 3 D sonogram is usually performed at 24 to 28 weeks gestation. Later ultrasounds are performed as needed to watch the baby's growth and well being. Dr.  Daum personally performs all sonograms, adding his expertise and giving even more time to get to know each other.

You will see Dr Daum at each visit in a relaxed friendly environment. Work in visits for problems if they arise are easily accommodated.

What if things get complicated? Dr Daum  works with the high risk pregnancy doctors at Obstetrix, and they have an office in the same building, Methodist Mansfield Professional Office Building One, next to the Women's Center. Dr Daum refers to their office  for consultation and help in difficult pregnancies, but will still be your primary doctor who delivers your baby.

What about what you want for your delivery? Dr. Daum encourages all pregnant women to be acitve in their delivery plans, whether that is totally natural childbirth, epidural anesthesia in labor, vaginal birth after cesarean section, or a repeat cesarean section. His goal is a safe healthy baby and a happy experience.

What about the hospital? Methodist Mansfield is one of the best places in the area to have a baby. It is a level 3 facility with 24 hour a day on site hospitalist, anesthesiologist, and excellent neonatal intensive care nursery. Babies room in with moms but can spend time in the nursery if desired. Breast feeding consultants are there each day to assist. Its a beautiful very capable facility.

If you need Pregnancy Care contact Mansfield Miracles, Paul Daum, MD today at (817) 477-0200


Patient Education

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Abnormal Pap Smear - Now What?

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Essure Tubal Sterilization

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Am I in Labor?

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