Pregnancy care and so much more
Family medicine doctors are trained in all areas of medicine. They can provide annual check-ups, immunizations and screenings, treat illnesses and manage ongoing health concerns as well as provide pregnancy care and delivery. One doctor for the entire family offers many benefits and is convenient.
Pregnancy care and delivery
Your family medicine doctor provides care and support throughout your pregnancy including:
- Offer guidance on nutrition, exercise, sleep and travel during pregnancy
- Help women make labor and birthing choices based on their personal needs and desires
- Provide education, counseling and hands-on care during labor, birth and post-partum
- Support labor options that allow the freedom to move around: massage, tub or shower, waterbirth, birthing ball and pain medication
When you see a family medicine doctor, not only will you be seen throughout your labor and delivery, but you can also choose to have the same clinician care for your child/children, spouse or other family members. One of the benefits to this care is that your child can be seen by the same clinician from birth through adulthood.
Can my newborn or adolescent child see my family medicine doctor too?
Absolutely. In addition to pregnant women and adults, all members of your family can receive their care from your family medicine doctor, including your newborn baby or older child/children. Family medicine doctors provide pediatric care for all ages, including well-child checks and treatment of most child-related illnesses. Additionally, he or she will know the medical histories of all of your family members and may be more aware of the emotional and social issues within your family that can affect your child's health.
Can my partner see the same family medicine doctor?
Yes. Family medicine doctors not only work to prevent illness, but also treat most adult health concerns such as high cholesterol, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease or risks, skin concerns and common infections.
Find a HealthEast family medicine doctor for pregnancy care
Many HealthEast family medicine doctors provide pregnancy care and deliver babies.
Go to our provider search or choose a clinician below to find out more about our providers who offer pregnancy care and deliver babies: