Obstetrics

Hoffman and Associates - OB-GYNs - Baltimore, MD

The experienced OB-GYNs and staff of Hoffman and Associates in Baltimore, Maryland, understand the importance of caring for and easing the minds of expectant mothers and their families in preparation for their newborn babies. Our physicians take great pride in joining these families during the special moments enjoyed during pregnancy and have dedicated their careers to helping families grow through the miracle of birth.

Pregnancy

Hoffman and Associates’ family-centered approach to pregnancy and birth is focused on meeting the expectations of mothers and their families while building strong doctor-patient relationships that aid in successful pregnancies.

Your Guide from Day One

The OB-GYNs of Hoffman and Associates are with you from day one to guide and support expectant mothers through each stage of pregnancy. We are committed to ensuring each woman has the knowledge and care they need, so that they are comfortable throughout the process and focused on their well-being. We offer opportunities and encourage patients to meet, in our offices, all of the doctors on staff, and we provide a member of our practice on call at Mercy Medical Center 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Routine Visits and Examinations

The continued health of expectant mothers and their babies is our top priority. Throughout the process, patients will be seen regularly in the office by our OB-GYNs. In early pregnancy, expectant mothers are seen every 4-5 weeks. These routine visits increase to 2-3 week intervals around 28 weeks, and by 35 weeks, patients are typically seen weekly.

During these appointments with your OB-GYN, patients and their babies are monitored closely through routine examinations. At each visit, patients will be weighed and have their blood pressure checked. After 12 weeks, expectant mothers also will have opportunities to listen to their baby’s heartbeat. Other routine tests and examinations may include the following:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Pap smear
  • Cultures and urine testing
  • Blood work
  • Sonogram

Throughout each of these visits, patients and their partners are encouraged to ask questions and share their concerns with our OB-GYNs and staff. 

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Delivery

Affiliation with Mercy Medical Center

Hoffman and Associates’ affiliation with Mercy Medical Center, named The Best Place to have a Baby by Baltimore’s City Paper, offers women and their families access to Mercy’s state-of-the-art Mary Catherine Bunting Center. The Center’s services and amenities, including spacious, all-private rooms; combined with our compassionate care and top quality expertise have made Hoffman and Associates a Baltimore-area leader in obstetric care.

Advanced Fetal Care

Hoffman and Associates provides advanced diagnostic services and continued monitoring of the health and well-being of mothers and their babies through Mercy’s Center for Advanced Fetal Care. Mothers-to-be are counseled on a variety of health issues, including weight management, high blood pressure and other predisposing factors that could lead to early labor, that may affect pregnancy.

Expectant Parent Resources

Facility tours of the Labor and Delivery and Mother-Baby Units at Mercy Medical Center are available for expectant parents. Expectant parents also may take advantage of Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Infant Care classes made available through the hospital.

Labor and Delivery Care

Our OB-GYNs utilize the advanced features of Mercy’s state-of-the-art Labor and Delivery Unit to cater to the individual needs of each family and make childbirth a positive experience. Our team of OB-GYNs encourages patients to have the delivery that they desire: epidurals or no pain medication, laboring in the tub or laboring in the bed, walking around or utilizing birthing balls.

Additionally, when medically possible, Hoffman and Associates is one of the few practices in the area that will allow a woman a trial of labor after cesarean section (TOLAC), as well external cephalic version, where a women whose infant is in a breech position has the opportunity to attempt to turn the infant into a head down position prior to labor. Our goal is a successful and healthy experience that will be cherished by the entire family. 

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Post-Pregnancy

The OB-GYNs of Hoffman and Associates know the excitement, joy and uncertainty experienced by new mothers and their families. We also understand the importance of having trust and confidence in your OB-GYN and care team. Our mission is to serve the immediate needs of mothers and their families following childbirth, so they can focus on their new additions.

Mother-Baby Care

Our obstetricians will visit you in Mercy’s Mother-Baby Unit, a warm and inviting setting for mothers, fathers, newborns and visiting family members. The large, private rooms offer additional security, nursery assistance and a number of special amenities to make your first moments with your baby more comfortable.

During your stay, you’ll have access to various personnel to answer your questions and help you through your new experience. Lactation consultants are available for those who wish to breastfeed, and nurses and staff will guide you through the process of circumcision and additional routine care.

NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)

Should your baby need it, Mercy’s NICU is a Level III-B intensive care nursery that offers comprehensive care for babies born prematurely, babies born with congenital anomalies and babies requiring special monitoring and care.

Continued Gynecologic Wellness

Continued gynecologic wellness through routine visits and examinations is highly recommended for women following pregnancy and birth. Our OB-GYNs provide these comprehensive gynecologic services and diagnostic tests for each stage of a woman’s life.  We encourage patients to take advantage of the relationships that have developed over the course of their pregnancies, and we hope that they’ll continue to make Hoffman and Associates a part of their overall health care.

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Meet Our Doctors: Hoffman and Associates
Family Childbirth and Children's Center
Tracie Cox, CNM

Tracie Cox, CNM, is a certified nurse midwife with the all-female Obstetrics and Gynecology group practice, Hoffman and Associates.

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