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We are a ‘Group’ of Obstetricians and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM) dedicated to walking with you on your path to Motherhood. We specialize in pre-pregnancy planning, normal and high-risk pregnancies, postpartum care, and so much more!

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After you have a positive home pregnancy test, call our office to schedule your initial appointment which is called a confirmation of pregnancy visit.  We would like to see you for this first appointment between 8-9 weeks gestation. During this confirmation of pregnancy visit, you will have an ultrasound if you have not already had one, and meet with a certified nurse midwife to go over the results. Your medical history will be reviewed including any medications you are taking.    The nurse or midwife you are seeing that day will give you an informational booklet and a link for videos that you should watch while you are waiting or at home, and you will be given information about optional screening tests as well. You will also have lab work done at this visit.

Your next visit with us is called the New OB Exam. At this visit, you will meet with a certified nurse midwife to do a physical exam and review any health problems you may have or medications you are taking which may affect your pregnancy. You will also have a complete physical exam. At this point, you will also decide whether you prefer to see doctors, or midwives, or participate in group prenatal care for your pregnancy. We may recommend physician care if you have significant risk factors in your pregnancy. We will then schedule a follow-up appointment approximately two to four weeks following the interview appointment.

Between the first OB visit and 28 weeks, we would usually like you to schedule a visit about every four weeks. Starting around 28 weeks, your visits will increase to every 2 weeks, and then to weekly visits from 35-36 weeks until delivery. If you have risk factors in your pregnancy, you may have more frequent visits.

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Brittany Piersanti was excited, yet nervous, about the birth of her second child. She delivered her first child via C-section and was unsure if she would be required to have a repeat C-section or if she would be a good candidate for a vaginal delivery. After careful consideration, Dr. Aronson determined that Brittany was a great candidate for a VBAC since it had been over one year since her first pregnancy. Brittany welcomed her son via successful vaginal delivery (VBAC) in August 2019! 

The Group proudly supports VBACs and feels confident when determining if patients are good candidates. The Group also has a lot of support at Genesis for VBACs. An in-house anesthesiologist is on staff at all times. If you live in or around the Quad Cities and are curious if you are a good candidate for a VBAC, we recommend contacting our team of physicians and midwives at The Group!

We are ready and willing to assist you with questions about your care, so please do not hesitate to contact us at 563.355.1853

You may also find it helpful to use our online Resources or FAQs. Visit these pages to find definitions and descriptions of terms, procedures, diagnoses, tests, and other information intended to answer some basic questions you may have.

The Group Difference

We believe in collaboration at The Group and during your pregnancy journey, you have the choice of rotating providers for each pre-natal appointment to get to know each one. There will always be a designated Obstetrician and CNM on-call to deliver your baby.

We specialize in pre pregnancy planning, normal and high risk pregnancies, postpartum care and so much more!

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We are the most experienced group of obstetricians and midwives in the Quad Cities. We are proud to offer unmatched and comprehensive services for all expectant mothers.

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We specialize in pre-pregnancy planning, normal and high-risk pregnancies, postpartum care, and so much more! In addition, we offer VBACs (Vaginal Birth After C-section).

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During labor and delivery there is a dedicated OB anesthesiologist dedicated to you. That means your care is top priority.

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We deliver at Genesis East, the hospital with the highest level of neonatal care (NICU) in the Quad Cities.

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