Obstetrician Plantation, FL
“I’ve been practicing medicine since 1992, and I am still excited about delivering babies!” – Robert Bass, MD
From your initial visit until the birth of your baby, FEMCARE OB/GYN provides comprehensive prenatal care and testing to ensure the healthiest outcome possible for both you and your baby. We monitor your health and that of your developing baby carefully throughout your pregnancy.
Prenatal care can detect and treat problems early, help prevent complications, and allow us to refer you to appropriate specialists if necessary. Regular checkups include periodic ultrasound, urine testing, blood work, and testing for gestational diabetes. We will provide you with education and healthy pregnancy tips along the way.
Whether this is your first pregnancy or you are completing your family, concerns often arise. Dr. Bass and his staff will address your questions competently and empathetically. Having delivered over 3,000 babies through the years, Dr. Bass has the experience and resources to help you achieve your birth plan: a healthy baby and healthy mother.
Other obstetrical services we offer include:
- Preconceptual/prenatal counseling
- In-office laboratory
- In-office ultrasound
- Management of twins
- Delivery options, including elective Cesarean section
- Fetal cord blood banking
- In-office pelvic floor muscle training
- International birth program
“Providing the highest level of medical care and safety to my patients and their babies is my utmost priority. In Broward County, Plantation General Hospital is second to none.” – Robert Bass, MD
Dr. Bass delivers babies exclusively at Plantation General Hospital.
- Advanced Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Only NICU in South Florida certified by the Joint Commission
- In-house neonatology physician 24/7
- Premature survival rates well above the national average
- Pediatric subspecialists and surgeons on staff
- In-house obstetric anesthesia physician 24/7
- Hospital-based lactation consultant
- State-of-the-art labor/delivery/recovery rooms
- Private postpartum suites and deluxe Mother-Baby suites
- Childbirth, breastfeeding, and CPR education classes
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training
If you’re experiencing urinary incontinence or vaginal discomfort after delivery, you might benefit from pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT).
Pelvic floor muscles span the bottom of the pelvis, stretching like a hammock from the tailbone at the back to the pubic bone in front. They support the bladder, bowel, and uterus in women. The natural changes of both pregnancy and delivery (either vaginal or C-section) impact the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue, often causing discomfort and pain for women either during pregnancy or after delivery.
During pregnancy, almost half of women experience pelvic pain, and stress urinary incontinence can affect up to 70% of women.
After delivery, the pressure from the baby and delivery and hormonal changes can weaken the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in annoying symptoms like stress urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, urinary frequency, and painful intercourse.
At FEMCARE OB/GYN, we offer individualized pelvic floor physical therapy to address these postpartum-related symptoms in our office in Plantation, Florida.
Pelvic floor muscle training is a non-surgical, painless method of retraining the pelvic floor muscles that control bladder, bowel, and sexual function.
Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles will help you to actively support your bladder and bowel, reducing the likelihood of leaking.
70-90% of patients treated realizes significant improvement or are cured with this type of therapy.
PFMT is indicated for:
- Urinary incontinence
- Overactive bladder / urinary frequency
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Fecal incontinence
- Chronic constipation
- Painful sexual intercourse
Depending on your specific condition, you will typically have up to 8 visits, once a week. Like other muscles in your body, your pelvic floor muscles will become stronger with a repetitive exercise program.
By attending your therapy sessions and following the exercise recommendations from your pelvic floor trainer, you should have a successful outcome. You will typically notice changes in your symptoms within 3-4 visits.
Your first visit will take about one hour. Follow-up visits are usually 30 minutes long. The first visit will include a consultation with the nurse. She will obtain a health history, explain the therapy, and answer any questions you may have.
You will then participate in your first therapy session. The nurse will teach you how to isolate your pelvic floor muscles and instruct you on how to perform the prescribed pelvic muscle exercises.
Muscle training is individualized. The nurse will determine the treatment best suited for you and prescribe a course of therapy for your specific condition. You will be given an exercise prescription each week to complete prior to your next therapy session.
Pelvic floor muscle training is typically covered by insurance, but may require pre-authorization.
International Birth Program
South Florida is a popular location for international patients looking to give birth in the United States. At Femcare OB/GYN in Plantation, Florida, we have a large clientele of women who come to us from Canada and the Caribbean, and as far away as Israel, Lebanon, Kuwait, Nigeria, and Russia.
Our VIP program includes prenatal care for your last trimester plus delivery and immediate postpartum care. We will work directly with you and make all arrangements in advance with Plantation General Hospital (PGH), including anesthesia and a pediatrician. Dr. Bass will also coordinate your care with your doctor back home.
If you’re looking for a higher standard of care, you can rest assured knowing that PGH has an advanced Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which means they can care for babies born at less than 32 weeks gestation as well as babies born with a critical illness.
PGH also offers private postpartum suites and deluxe Mother-Baby suites featuring hardwood floors, soft lighting, comfortable furniture, and cozy sleeper chairs for an inviting home-like atmosphere. This intimate setting allows you to have a more private experience with loved ones immediately after the birth, so you can focus on bonding with your newborn.
To schedule an appointment for pregnancy testing, prenatal care, or pelvic floor muscle training, call our OB/GYN office in Plantation, Florida at (954) 472-2201 or book one online.
For comprehensive and compassionate care that is unsurpassed in Broward County, visit FEMCARE OB/GYN in Plantation, Florida. Dr. Bass also serves the surrounding areas including Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Margate, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation Acres, Southwest Ranches, Sunrise, Tamarac, and Weston.