Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)
Many women see their gynecologist, or OB/GYN, as often as they see their primary care provider. That's one reason the physicians at OMG believe it's so important to offer a full-range of OB/GYN health care to women in the Eugene and Springfield area: We want our patients to receive fully coordinated care. When our patients are cared for by a team of OMG doctors -- from family practitioners to OB/GYNs -- we know everyone is on the same page. From general women’s care to pregnancy, we can help.
Our OB/GYN services range from family planning and general gynecological care to routine and high-risk pregnancy, infertility and minimally invasive gynecological surgeries. Specifically, we provide the following:
Other benefits of choosing OMG include welcoming clinics and highly trained teams, full range of breast imaging technology and specialized radiologists, the latest ultrasound, 3D mammography, and MRI technology, and on-site lab services.
We know that choosing an OB/GYN is a very personal decision. Meet our doctors here, and then request a new patient appointment so you can meet this important partner in your health.
Choosing a Prenatal Care Clinician
Medical checkups and screening tests help keep you and your baby healthy during pregnancy. This is called prenatal care. It also involves education and counseling about how to handle different aspects of your pregnancy. During your visits, your doctor may discuss many issues, such as healthy eating and physical activity, screening tests you might need, and what to expect during labor and delivery.
You will see your prenatal care provider many times before you have your baby. So you want to be sure that the person you choose has a good reputation, and listens to and respects you. You will want to find out if the doctor or midwife can deliver your baby in the place you want to give birth, such as a specific hospital or birthing center. Your provider also should be willing and able to give you the information and support you need to make an informed choice about whether to breastfeed or bottle-feed.
Health care providers that care for women during pregnancy include:
- Obstetricians (OB) are medical doctors who specialize in the care of pregnant women and in delivering babies. OBs also have special training in surgery so they are also able to do a cesarean delivery. Women who have health problems or are at risk for pregnancy complications should see an obstetrician. Women with the highest risk pregnancies might need special care from a maternal-fetal medicine specialist.
- Family practice doctors are medical doctors who provide care for the whole family through all stages of life. This includes care during pregnancy and delivery, and following birth. Most family practice doctors cannot perform cesarean deliveries.
- A certified nurse-midwife (CNM) and certified professional midwife (CPM) are trained to provide pregnancy and postpartum care. Midwives can be a good option for healthy women at low risk for problems during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. A CNM is educated in both nursing and midwifery. Most CNMs practice in hospitals and birth centers. A CPM is required to have experience delivering babies in home settings because most CPMs practice in homes and birthing centers. All midwives should have a back-up plan with an obstetrician in case of a problem or emergency.
Ask your primary care doctor, friends, and family members for provider recommendations. When making your choice, think about: