Office: 535 Ocean Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103     Phone: (207) 518-6000     Fax: (207) 518-6001

Obstetrical Services

Congratulations!  A new pregnancy is a wonderful time, full of promise and hope for a healthy baby and mom. Here at Women’s Wellness, nothing is more important to us than your health and the health of your baby. We also want to help make this time as stress-free as possible by being with you every step of the way. To help in achieving this, we offer first trimester genetic screening thru NTD labs, which offers the earliest assurance of a normal pregnancy with results at 12 weeks gestation regarding the risk of Down’s Syndrome as well as the other 2 most common types of chromosomal abnormalities, Trisomy 13 and 18. We offer the early genetic screening option of FirstScreen, with results as early as 12 weeks gestation, for all patients.  For appropriate patients, we also offer the newest non-invasive genetic screening option of MaterniT21. In-office ultrasound is available with experienced
registered ultrasonographers. Ultrasound is an invaluable tool in obstetrics and again can offer reassurance when it is needed.

Dr. Rainville delivers at Maine Medical Center in the new “East Tower” for maternity and newborn services. It offers a beautiful, comfortable setting with completely private rooms. And although although you and your baby will most likely never need the specialized services available at MMC, it is comforting to know that state of the art care is available seconds away if necessary. Dr Rainville shares weekend call with Dr Robert Sansonetti, another well-established and respected OB/GYN physician in the community. He shares her philosophy of patient centered and individualized care. He is always more than happy to meet with you at any time during your pregnancy if you desire.

Other members of our heath care team are our Certified Nurse Midwives, Holly Christensen and Emily Scialabba. These women are both experienced and excellent women’s heath providers who work closely with Dr Rainville to provide you with the personalized care that you deserve.

Also, to assure that you continue to have the same personalized expert care during the time that you are in labor, they can follow you during your labor during the times when Dr Rainville may not be able to be present. Be assured however that Dr Rainville will be there for your delivery of your baby and at any time that it is medically important for her to be there. The nurse mid-wife is there for YOU only; she has no other responsibilities. They also have invaluable experience and training in helping advance and encourage the normal labor process.

If you need to have your baby by cesarean section, Dr. Rainville will be able to safely take care of you through this as well. She also has made it a priority to help you have the least noticeable scar; over the many years of practice, she has found a skin closure technique that seems to be best for this.

Women’s Wellness is also pleased to offer nutritional counseling for our patients to ensure a healthy pregnancy; visit our nutrition page to learn more!

If you are finding that becoming pregnant is somewhat of a challenge, we are able to help you with that as well. Please see Fertility port for more information.