Dr. Bardowell is a well-respected obstetrician in Burbank, CA, helping women throughout Southern California stay as healthy as possible during pregnancy, from the first trimester all the way through delivery.
You prenatal office visit is an important part of helping ensure you and your baby stay healthy during pregnancy, During the visit, you'll be weighed and your belly may be measured to determine the size of your baby. Simple urine tests and blood work may be performed to monitor for issues that could affect you or your baby, such as gestational diabetes. Your blood pressure will also be monitored. Depending on how far along you are, you may have an ultrasound or prenatal testing to check for the presence of genetic disorders or developmental issues or to monitor other conditions if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Plus, you'll have a chance to ask questions and discuss any concerns you may have.
Staying healthy means eating a healthy diet, quitting smoking and avoiding alcohol, going to all your prenatal exams, staying active and getting plenty of rest. Never take any medicine or supplements without discussing them with your doctor first.
Sometimes, a little spotting can be normal; however, it's always a good idea to call Dr. Bardowell's office if you have spotting or any other unusual symptoms to see if an office visit is in order.
The gender of your baby may be able to be determined during your mid-pregnancy ultrasound at 16 to 20 weeks.
An ultrasound may be ordered at about six to 10 weeks to determine your due date and at 16 to 20 weeks to check on the baby's development. Additional ultrasounds may be performed as part of prenatal testing or if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
We accept most PPO plans, including the following insurance for both current and new patients. Please contact your insurance plan for specific coverage information by calling the telephone number listed on your insurance identification card.
"Dr. Bardowell and his staff have been an amazing choice for me, I'm now 30 weeks pregnant and I would highly recommend Dr. Bardowell to anyone who's expecting."
"Dr. Bardowell is an amazing OB! He has been my doctor with both of my pregnancies and has just been the best!"
"Dr. Bardowell is kind, makes you feel comfortable and is great at answering any and all questions you may have."
"I am so grateful to Dr. Bardowell for giving me such a wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning to him for future pregnancies."
"Dr. Bardowell is absolutely amazing. I have been seeing him since my first child in 2008 and am now on my third child and going to deliver in 5 days."
"Best doctor! I just delivered on 1/13/2015 and couldn't ask for anyone else to deliver my precious baby! He is very patient, caring and understanding."
"I cannot say enough about how wonderful this Doctor is and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an OB/GYN."
His visitations are extremely reasonable, he has a big heart , he's there to help you but not to get your money, in my opinion he is a SUPER DOCTOR."
"His bedside manner illustrates a love for his practice, and a deep understanding of the complex human emotions that come hand-in-hand with carrying a pregnancy."