Having a baby? Congratulations! What a wonderful and exciting time this is for you and your loved ones. When you are expecting a baby, one of the first things you need to do is to make sure that you have access to professional obstetrical care, which includes prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care. This makes finding a physician one of the most important steps you can take to make sure that your pregnancy goes as smoothly as possible.
Having access to obstetrical care means you do not have to worry about anything, as you will have access to professionals who are available anytime you need their assistance. Our team has the knowledge and tools necessary to provide the OB care you need. When you are pregnant, you need access to the knowledge that can help make your pregnancy safe and a truly special time.
Obstetrical services include a variety of health-related services that focus on the pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum period for pregnant women. The following is a list of obstetrical services that we offer:
- Routine prenatal care
- Childbirth planning
- Labor and delivery care
- High-risk pregnancy care
- Postpartum care
- Family planning
Obstetrical care plays a significant role in all stages of pregnancy. Medical professionals who work in the field of obstetrics purely focus on providing medical care for pregnant women before, during and after birth. Finding a health care provider who can inform pregnant women on the necessary steps to ensure the child is healthy is the most important step to becoming a mother.
The fact that a physician is able to help prevent any potential pregnancy complications makes it essential for all pregnant women to seek these services as soon as possible. We can provide these services along with support and advice as necessary. Some of the specific care aspects of obstetrics include:
- Prenatal care services
- Understanding the signs that a woman is approaching labor, which is not always dependent on contractions
- Knowing when it is healthy and necessary to induce labor if any complications arise
- Knowing when to provide pain relief as well as what type of pain relief drugs are best for each patient
- Understanding the need to make a decision if something goes wrong during childbirth, requiring a cesarean section delivery
- Providing the postpartum care that every new mother and newborn child need for a good start in life
We build a trustworthy relationship with patients
Also known as a pregnancy doctor, a family practice OB is a type of doctor who has had focused training in a woman’s reproductive system. In Dr. Stillson’s case he has completed a Fellowship in Obstetrics that allows him to perform C-sections and provide some higher risk OB services. Their job is to monitor the health of the soon-to-be mom and the unborn baby in order to make sure that the pregnancy is going as expected.
We strive to create a bond of trust with each patient so they feel they can trust us full-heartedly. We also provide services that are compassionate, thoughtful, friendly, reliable, considerate, gentle, good-natured, well-spoken and welcoming.
A one-stop shop for all your medical needs, a family physician is trained in primary care, maternal care and pediatric care. This means he or she can serve as your OB provider, and when the time comes, your baby’s pediatrician. This comprehensive family care in the context of a trusted relationship is what patient’s love about seeing a family physician for their OB care. A family physician might be right for you if… you want a doctor who’s continually invested in all aspects of your health and your family.
Routine prenatal care is considered preventive health care every pregnant woman needs access to prenatal care services in order to ensure that both she and her unborn baby are in good health during every step of the pregnancy. With regular visits, we can perform a physical examination to make sure that the mom is doing well and the unborn baby is healthy. We will also perform weight checks, take urine samples and blood tests, if necessary.
Our quality prenatal care includes genetic testing, discovering the sex of your baby (if you desire), and diagnostic ultrasound(s). An ultrasound is an imaging test that allows health professionals evaluate a baby’s growth and development. The sooner we find any potential issues during a pregnancy, the better it is for both mother and baby. According to The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, getting early and regular prenatal care greatly improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
If you would like to learn more about obstetrical services and the various treatments we provide, call (574) 335-8091 to schedule a consultation.