Obstetrics And Gynecology

David L. Principe, MD, FACOG

Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & Board Certified OB-GYN located in Clifton, NJ

If you’re pregnant with your first child or your fifth, or you need to schedule a routine gynecological visit, you’ll be looking for an OB/GYN that you can trust to provide you with comprehensive care. David L. Principe, MD, is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. After more than 20 years of practice, he delivers exceptional obstetrical and gynecological care to the women in Clifton, New Jersey, and the surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment with David L. Principe, MD, call the office today.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Q & A

What are obstetrics and gynecology?

Obstetrics and gynecology are branches of medicine that focus on the female reproductive system. While obstetrics concentrates on pregnancy and childbirth, gynecology covers all the women’s health care that you receive throughout your life.

What is included in obstetrics and gynecology?

Many services are included in obstetrics if you’re pregnant, including:

  • Prenatal care
  • Genetic screening
  • Amniocentesis
  • Preconception counseling
  • Ultrasound
  • Postnatal care
  • Labor and delivery
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Blood work

Some of the most common services in gynecology are:

  • Contraception counseling
  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic exam
  • HPV vaccine
  • STD testing
  • Menopause care

At David L. Principe, MD, your provider can diagnose and treat various women’s health conditions, like ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and abnormal uterine bleeding.

What is maternal-fetal medicine in obstetrics and gynecology?

In addition to his more than 20 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Principe is also a board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialist. This means he and his team can effectively care for you and your unborn baby if you have a high-risk pregnancy.

High-risk pregnancies are those accompanied by preexisting conditions that can hinder your ability to safely carry to term and deliver a healthy baby. Having a maternal-fetal medicine specialist on your obstetrics team means you don’t have to see an additional specialist if you have a high-risk pregnancy.

As an experienced maternal-fetal medicine specialist, Dr. Principe and his team provide complete care during every stage of your pregnancy.

Some of the most common conditions that a maternal-fetal medicine specialist monitor and treat include:

  • Cervical incompetence
  • Gestational hypertension (high blood pressure during pregnancy)
  • Gestational diabetes (high blood sugar levels during pregnancy)
  • Multiple gestations (twins, triplets, etc.)
  • Infectious diseases

Dr. Principe can minimize your risk of miscarriage, preterm labor and delivery, and low birth weight.

Suppose you’ve had high-risk pregnancies in the past, particularly if you’ve had previous stillbirths, miscarriages, or preterm labor. In that case, maternal-fetal medicine helps ensure Dr. Principe detects any complications you might experience as early as possible.

To schedule a visit with David L. Principe, MD, call the office today.