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What is Obstetrics and Gynecology?

Obstetrics is the practice of caring for a woman prior to conception through labor and delivery of a newborn. 

An Obstetrician has special training to offer you:

  • Pre-Pregnancy Counseling
  • Care for normal and complicated or high-risk pregnancies
  • In-Hospital Care during your labor and delivery
  • Postpartum (after delivery) care for the mother
  • Breastfeeding support and lactation consultation
  • Ultrasound services to ensure the well-being of your unborn child
  • Family planning services
  • Evaluation for postpartum mood disorders

Gynecology is the practice of caring for the unique
health needs of women of all ages and typically includes:

  • NovaSure (more info)
  • Routine health care (preventive health care) such as the yearly examination and pap smear
  • Diagnosis and treatment of abnormal pap smears
  • Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Menstrual problems
  • Pelvic pain
  • Vulvar and vaginal infections and pain
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Diagnosis and management of disorders of the uterus and ovaries
  • Pelvic floor relaxation and prolapse
  • Menopause
  • Counseling on hormone replacement and alternatives
  • Menstrual-related mood disorders
  • Adolescent female health care
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Evaluation and management of pelvic pain
  • Infertility evaluation and treatment