The Complete Women’s Practice offers unsurpassed individualized obstetrical care for expectant mothers. Dr. Cova and her staff welcome you and your baby to a refreshing approach in obstetrical care.
The Complete Women’s Practice offers comprehensive, personalized prenatal care for expectant mothers. Cova ObGyn offers a calming, educational atmosphere for you to journey through your pregnancy. Dr. Jennifer Cova utilizes state-of-the- art technology and equipment in her office. She and her team are available daily for questions and concerns. At Cova ObGyn, Dr. Cova and her staff are dedicated to the health and well being of you and your baby.
As a board certified obstetrician, Dr. Cova has had more than 13 years of experience providing prenatal care. Her focus is providing individualized support throughout the entire pregnancy.1st Trimester
Dr. Cova believes it is important to begin prenatal care sooner rather than later. A missed menstrual cycle could be an indication of gestation. We start by making a confirmation of pregnancy appointment. This is an opportunity for Dr. Cova and her staff to provide support and expertise.2nd Trimester
At approximately eight weeks, an initial prenatal visit appointment will be made. At this time, Dr. Cova and her staff will complete a thorough medical and lifestyle history. Our goal is to create a foundation for a healthy pregnancy. We want you to feel confident in choosing The Complete Women’s Practice as your obstetrical provider.3rd Trimester
After the initial visit, Dr. Cova recommends you return every three to four weeks in the first 28 weeks of your pregnancy. Between 28-35 weeks, you should return every two to three weeks. After week 36 through delivery, a prenatal visit is necessary every week to monitor your pregnancy.Postpartum
Your journey continues after birth. Your post-partum visit is scheduled six weeks after delivery. However if you have a Caesarean section (C-section) or any other issues, we will see you sooner than six weeks. We also assist you with concerns related to breastfeeding or post-partum depression.
While pregnant, you should undergo routine lab tests. At The Complete Women’s Practice our laboratory suite provides you the convenience of same- day lab tests coupled with prenatal appointments. These tests can help Dr. Cova detect possible concerns regarding you and your baby’s health.1st Trimester
Early in pregnancy, we will obtain samples from your blood, and urine. A cervical Pap test may be done to check for changes of the cervix. In addition, a test for sexually transmitted infections may be performed as required by the state. At each routine prenatal visit we will sample your urine to detect sugar and protein levels.
As part of your total prenatal wellness experience, we obtain the following blood test at the beginning of your pregnancy
There are certain tests that are performed specifically in your second trimester. Gestational diabetes screening is performed between 26-28 weeks. Patients that develop gestational diabetes are co managed with a perinatologist and dietician to ensure optimal blood sugar control.
The second trimester is also an optimal time to consider cord blood banking. Banking your newborn’s cord blood stem cells allows for immediate access to the stem cells if needed for a transplant. Dr. Cova will discuss your cord blood banking options during the second trimester.
Group B streptococcus vaginal culture obtained at 36 weeks. If Group B streptococcus culture is positive antibiotics will be administered during labor.Genetic Carrier Screening
The reality is any woman of child bearing age may carry common genetic conditions. If undetected carriers can pass these conditions on to their unborn child. At your initial prenatal visit carrier screening for the following genetic conditions is offered:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that all pregnant women be offered a screening test for fetal chromosomal abnormalities, regardless of the woman’s age. Screening may be a maternal blood test done in the first trimester along with ultrasound, or it can be a maternal blood test done in the second trimester without ultrasound, or a combination of both.
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Appropriate referrals to perinatology and genetic counseling are made if any abnormal screening results are identified.
Dr. Cova and her staff are mindful of each individual expectant mother. We will provide extensive tests and screenings to ensure a healthy pregnancy.
Various conditions may arise during your pregnancy that may require more intensive surveillance. Examples include gestational diabetes, hypertension, fetal growth restriction, low amniotic fluid, etc. This testing is done through fetal non-stress testing and biophysical profile to ensure fetal well-being. Fetal non-stress testing requires approximately 15-30 minutes once or twice weekly. At The Complete Women’s Practice we have a relaxing room dedicated for our obstetrical patients requiring this monitoring.
In our state-of-the-art ultrasound suite, our expert technician utilizes the GE Voluson ultrasound imaging system to obtain sharp defined images of your developing fetus. A detailed report is generated for your confidential medical records and Dr. Cova’s assessment. Our ultrasound suite is located in our facility to allow you same- day appointments.
Childbirth is one of the most memorable and rewarding events of a couple’s life. Each experience is an intimate and unique celebration of life. You will be well informed and supported by an experienced and caring medical team. Dr. Jennifer Cova serves the entire Miami Valley area and is available at Kettering Hospital, Southview Hospital, and Miami Valley Hospital – South Campus.
Dr. Cova stays on the forefront of technology and patient education. Patient Education Systems are available in each exam room at The Complete Women’s Practice. We are proud to be the only obstetrical practice in the Dayton area to offer this service to enhance our patient experience. Rather than reading a magazine while waiting in an exam room, patients interact with our educational program to learn about the latest innovations in health care. Each exam room is equipped with a 27-inch Apple TV monitor. Our interactive program displays high definition educational videos based on the individual needs of each patient. This ensures a meaningful learning experience in the privacy of the exam room.
Gynecological Care Welcome to a redefined approach in gynecological care. Dr. Cova provides comprehensive gynecological care for women of all ages spanning from adolescence to menopause. She stays on top of medical and technological advances to provide the widest treatment options available.
In gynecology, routine wellness exams and preventative screenings are some of the most important things you can do. Preventative wellness visits typically include annual assessment, screenings, and healthy lifestyle counseling. Most often these visits will consist of a pelvic and breast exam. Based on age, history, and other risk factors, recommendations for immunizations, screening services and additional lab work will also be discussed. We also offer pre-conception counseling and nutrients counseling. We strive to provide a full range of women’s health and wellness services, including gynecology, for women of all ages.
Dr. Cova follows recommendations based on the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ACOG guidelines.
For your convenience, Dr. Cova offers in- office, minimally invasive gynecological procedures. These procedures, such as permanent birth control and endometrial ablation, are performed in our Centerville office. They require minimal recovery times and are 30 minutes.
Dr. Cova stays on the forefront of technology and will consult with you regarding the best procedure for the desired surgical result. She performs a variety of surgical services to meet the needs of every patient. For your convenience, Dr. Cova performs surgical services at various hospitals in Dayton.
All women should begin pap smear for cervical screening 3 years after vaginal sexual intercourse, but no later than 21 years old.
Pap smears should be performed at least every two years.
A yearly pelvic exam is necessary for all women and is often accompanied but the pap sear. Report any unexpected or abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting for evaluation.
Yearly mammograms starting at age 40 and should be continued regardless of woman’s age as long as in good health. Some women depending on risk factors and family history may need to begin screening at an earlier age and with an MRI in addition to mammograms. Talk with Dr. Cova about your history and if you should have additional tests at an earlier age.
Genetic testing for hereditary breast, ovarian, or colon cancer is strong personal/family history. All woman at age 50 should have flexible stigmoidoscopy every 5 years or colonoscopy every 10 years. Report any unexpected or abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting for evaluation.
Perform monthly skin exams of all areas of the body and report any changes or new growths.
Genetic testing for hereditary great, ovarian, or colon cancer if strong personal/family history exists.
HPV vaccine for all females age 11-26 for cervical and vulvar cancer prevention.
Menopause and Hormones Dr. Cova understands the symptoms of the hormonal changes that occur during perimenopause (before menopause) and throughout the menopausal years. Symptoms can occur as early as the mid-thirties, usually lasting from 2-8 years prior to menopause. Menopause is common around the age of 51, though every woman’s body has its own timeline. Hormonal changes that prevent you from achieving an optimal lifestyle may be corrected. When your hormones are balanced you feel energetic, happy, sexy and alive. In order to accomplish this, Dr. Cova recommends testing and assessing your hormone levels when symptoms occur. There are various types of hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Cova will partner with you to achieve a customized plan to fit your needs. Are You Balanced?. If you have any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing hormonal imbalance:
Dr. Cova is committed to supporting and treating each woman with customized hormone replacement strategy.
Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural plant compounds and have the same chemical structure as the ones made in your body. Preliminary testing can be done with either blood, saliva, or both, and may be repeated every 3-6 months depending upon physician recommendations. Dr. Cova only prescribes compounded hormones that are manufactured according to the highest industry standards. Some patients notice results within a week, while others may need additional time.
The benefits of bio-identical hormones will be noticed as you restore your natural sense of wellbeing. You are supporting your immune system and reducing inflammation. This has tremendous positive benefits on your brain, heart muscle, bones, and your sleep. Bio- identical hormones have transformed the lives of many patients.