Family Centered OB offers obstetrics, women’s health care, and gynecologic services.
Our physicians provide obstetrics that includes prenatal planning pregnancy care for the mother, delivering babies, and care during the postpartum period. Our physicians believe that the new baby’s pediatric care begins during pregnancy, and so we focus on a healthy baby as we partner with mom for a healthy pregnancy and positive birth experience.
Your doctor will address multiple topics during your appointments, such as safe eating and physical exercise, screening tests that you will require, and what to expect during labor and childbirth. During pregnancy, medical checkups and screening tests help keep you and your baby safe. Prenatal appointments also include education and support about how to manage multiple facets of your pregnancy.
Well-Baby or Well-Child Care is regularly scheduled check-ups that include preventive care services and immunizations for your child. So, this is usually covered by most insurances. Family Centered OB physicians care for your newborn from day one and continue that care for the years beyond.
Women’s Health Care and Gynecologic Services
Family Centered OB physicians provide gynecologic care that includes Pap Smears, IUDs, and Nexplanon. We focus on everything related to women’s reproductive health. So, this means we perform annual exams that may consist of breast exams, pelvic exams, and pap smears. We also help with family planning and birth control.
A Pap smear (Papanicolau smear; also known as the Pap test) is a screening test for cervical cancer. The test involves the collection of a sample of cells from a woman’s cervix during a routine pelvic exam. A Pap smear is a simple, quick, and relatively painless screening test. We can also test for HPV, which is the virus that most often causes cervical cancer.
An IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a tiny device that’s put into a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. It’s long-term, reversible, and one of the most effective birth control methods out there. More information here.
Nexplanon is a hormone-releasing birth control implant that is over 99% effective. It is up to 3 years of continuous pregnancy prevention. More information here.