Lisa M. Masterson, MD, is a full-service obstetrics and gynecology practice in Santa Monica, California, that provides the best care for you and your baby in a supportive and caring environment. The patient-centered women’s health practice understands that each woman is an individual and responds to pregnancy, labor, and delivery in their own unique way. To learn more about obstetrics at Lisa M. Masterson, MD, call the Los Angeles area office or book your visit online today.
Obstetrics is a medical specialty focused on the unique health needs of pregnant women. This includes preconception, pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal care.
With a patient-centered approach to care, Dr. Masterson works closely with you to cater to your individual needs and develop a birth plan that you’re comfortable with.
She considers you an active partner in your pregnancy care and discusses all your available options and encourages you to participate in the decision-making process.
You can expect comprehensive obstetric care at Lisa M. Masterson, MD. The specifics of your care may depend on your medical and gynecological history, where you are in the pregnancy process, and whether your pregnancy is high risk.
At Lisa M. Masterson, MD, your obstetric care may begin before you’re even pregnant with a visit for preconception planning. During this appointment, Dr. Masterson performs a physical and pelvic exam, and reviews your medical and family history, as well as your lifestyle habits.
Then, she talks to you about any changes you need to make, such as the addition of a prenatal multivitamin or losing weight, to ensure your pregnancy gets off to a healthy start.
Once you’re pregnant, Dr. Masterson schedules regular prenatal care appointments to monitor your health and your baby’s development throughout the 40-week gestational period.
For routine low-risk obstetric management, you can expect monthly appointments up through week 28, appointments twice a month between weeks 29 and 35, then weekly visits from week 36 until you have your baby. Dr. Masterson also offers virtual prenatal visits for your convenience.
In addition to managing your pregnancy, obstetric services at Lisa M. Masterson, MD, also include discussions about your birth plan, including natural birth or cesarean delivery.
The full-service OB/GYN practice also offers in-office ultrasound with 3D and 4D capabilities, as well as fetal non-stress testing.
In addition, Dr. Masterson can help with vaginal birth after c-section as well as an external cephalic version (ECV), in which the baby is delivered bottom or feet first. She can also perform a safe cesarean and allow for baby bonding as soon as possible.
To learn more about obstetrics at Lisa M. Masterson, MD, call the office or book your appointment using the online tool today.