Obstetrics

Obstetrics caters to the needs of all pregnant women. From the moment you find out you’re pregnant, visiting an obstetrician should be your top priority if you want to have a healthy pregnancy and provide yourself and your unborn child with the best possible care. Obstetrics has the task of providing pregnant women with all the necessary care that includes different tests, screenings, and procedures that are specifically designed to ensure the progress of your pregnancy. Finding a skilled obstetrician is the first step on your journey to having a happy pregnancy.

We provide the following obstetrical services:

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At Broward Complete OB/GYN Wellness Center, we care for you. If you think you may be pregnant or have questions about being sexually active, we’re here to help. We offer support and assistance to anyone experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

We will provide the information and support you need to sort through the choices you face in an unexpected pregnancy, and help you make the one that is best for you.

No one can make the decision for you; you owe it to yourself to know all the facts before you decide.

We help prepare you to make an informed choice by providing free medical services such as pregnancy tests and ultrasounds as well as resources and referrals to support your decision. We offer education on all of your options, whether your choice is parenting, abortion, or adoption. We provide material assistance and ongoing emotional support and counseling.

Symptoms
Be sure you are pregnant. A missed period is the most common indication, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are pregnant.

Common pregnancy symptoms:

  • Late period
  • Tender or swollen breasts
  • Frequent urination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Backaches
  • Food cravings or aversions
  • Darkening of the nipples

Pre-mature Labor

Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Changes in the cervix include effacement (the cervix thins out) and dilation (the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth canal).

What is premature birth?
When birth occurs between 20 weeks of pregnancy and 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is called preterm birth.

Why is premature birth a concern?
Preterm birth is a concern because babies who are born too early may not be fully developed. They may be born with serious health problems. Some health problems, like cerebral palsy, can last a lifetime. Other problems, such as learning disabilities, may appear later in childhood or even in adulthood.

Please contact us today (954) 370-7036 so we can help reduce your risk of long-term problems.

Broward Complete OB/GYN Wellness Center has a committed team of specialists who continuously work to provide comprehensive, personalized care to support you in your birth control and pregnancy choices.

Our team believes only you can make a decision about what you want for your body. Whether you are deciding when and how you would like to build a family or what to do when an undesired or abnormal pregnancy occurs, our medical professionals provide support every step of the way.

Should you desire contraception, our staff will provide you with evidence-based counseling for you to make an informed decision on the method that is right for you, whether it is birth control pills, the ring, the patch, the injection, the implant, an intra-uterine device, or sterilization. We are well equipped to handle the needs of not just adult women but also adolescents who may require our services. If you have a medical condition and require specialized care, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist. Our knowledgeable, highly-trained staff can provide counseling or education materials if you request them.

Fertility

An infertility evaluation includes exams and tests to try to find the reason why you and your partner have not gotten pregnant. If a cause is found, treatment may be possible. In many cases, infertility can be successfully treated even if no cause is found.

Experts recommend an infertility evaluation if you have not gotten pregnant after 1 year of having regular sexual intercourse without using birth control. If you are older than 35, an evaluation is recommended after 6 months of trying. If you are older than 40, talk with your obstetrician–gynecologist (ob-gyn) now about an evaluation.

 

The most common cause of female infertility is a problem with ovulation. The most common cause of male infertility is a problem with sperm cells and how they function. Other factors that may affect fertility include age, lifestyle, and health conditions.

Sometimes no cause of infertility is found. This is called unexplained infertility.

 

The first visit with a fertility specialist usually involves a detailed medical history and a physical exam. You will be asked questions about your menstrual period, abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge, pelvic pain, and disorders that can affect reproduction, such as thyroid disease. You and your partner will be asked about health concerns, including:

· medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) and herbal remedies

· illnesses, including STIs and past surgery

· birth defects in your family

· past pregnancies and their outcomes

· use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs

· use of marijuana (recreational or medical)

You and your partner also will be asked questions about your sexual history, including:

· methods of birth control

· how long you have been trying to get pregnant

· how often you have sex and whether you have difficulties

· if you use lubricants during sex

· past sexual relationships.

If you want to conceive, schedule a fertility evaluation with us.

Patient Feedback

Betty F.

Great. Reviewed my file, discussed & updated as necessary before exam, and provided necessary scripts and tests for me including timely follow up. I have been extremely happy with his practice since my prior doctor retired and transferred my files in 2016.  

Audrey C.

  Dr. Jaime A. Mercado, MD staff provided professional, courteous, friendly and timely services during my appointment. Appropriate social distancing procedures were followed due to Covid-19. The office is spacious, clean and inviting. It was a pleasurable experience to receive health care services and information from Dr. Mercado. 

Christy H.

  Dr Mercado and his staff treat you like you matter, they really care and it shows in every part of their practice. I’ve been going to him for 4 years and he has delivered both my sons. He and his staff are just wonderful.  

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