As a group, we embrace the many benefits of spontaneous labor: a higher chance of a successful vaginal birth, typically faster labor and less painful early labor, and assurance that both your body and your baby are ready for birth.
In our effort to decrease scheduled elective inductions for convenience, we recognize the importance of all of our patients feeling comfortable with all of our physicians and receiving consistent and compassionate care from our entire practice!
To achieve this, we are excited to institute our new plan for prenatal care. In addition to your regular scheduled visits with your individual physician, you will also have the opportunity to participate in several group teaching/discussion visits. The educational goals of these visits will include topics such as:
-details on nutrition and exercise in pregnancy
-breastfeeding – why it’s important and how to succeed
-expectations per trimester, review of potential pregnancy complications, and signs to watch for
-expectations in labor, comfort measures and pain management in labor
-postpartum expectations, nutrition, and postpartum depression
Through these group visits you will have the opportunity to meet and get to know all of the physicians in our group. You will also have the opportunity to meet with other moms and have more extensive discussions on issues that are important to you!
We look forward to caring for you and helping you to have a healthy pregnancy and birth. Our desire to decrease elective inductions for best health practice is in accordance with recommendations by several leading medical societies including ACOG (American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology) and AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians). http://www.choosingwisely.org/
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