Pregnancy is both an exciting and challenging time that’s often made easier with quality medical care. The obstetricians of Suburban OB/GYN in St. Louis, Missouri, devote themselves to your pregnancy right through to delivery, ensuring the best care for both you and your new baby. Make an appointment with the office by phone or online today.
Obstetrics is the field of medicine that specializes in pregnancy and delivery, while gynecology considers a woman’s reproductive health in a broader sense, before and after pregnancy and extending into menopause. While doctors can specialize in obstetrics or gynecology, it’s also common for doctors to practice both as a way of offering whole health care to their patients.
An obstetrician often works with neonatal care providers and pediatricians, doctors who specialize in the health of the fetus and child. It’s the obstetrician’s job, however, to handle the pregnancy up to delivery. This is the doctor who is in the delivery room with you.
The obstetricians of Suburban OB/GYN deliver at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Mercy Hospital in St. Louis County. Unlike many OB/GYN practices, the doctors of Suburban OB/GYN perform the deliveries of their own patients. The obstetrician that you pick is the doctor who will deliver your baby. If your doctor is out of town, one of the other Suburban OB/GYN partners stands in. Your baby is not delivered by a new face who may be unfamiliar with the details of your pregnancy.
Along with delivery, your obstetrician provides prenatal care starting from about the eighth week after your last menstrual period, if you didn’t meet with them prior to becoming pregnant. Every pregnancy may be different, so you require obstetric care even if you’ve given birth before.
Physical exams, lab testing, and other non-invasive prenatal tests are administered as needed to follow both your health and that of the fetus. If you’re diagnosed with a high-risk pregnancy, the experience and personal care provided by the obstetricians of Suburban OB/GYN assure the best medical attention for your pregnancy.
Your obstetrician can perform procedures such as labor induction and episiotomy to assist the birth process. While up to 80% of mothers require little assistance with childbirth, the need for assisted delivery often arises at the last minute. When challenges to delivery arise, you’re already in the care of a practicing specialist.