Providence Obstetrics and Gynecology Olympia
The professionals at Providence Obstetrics and Gynecology Olympia take pride in providing you with exceptional, individualized, patient-centered care. We believe every woman has unique needs and concerns, and we work to provide a comprehensive range of obstetrical and gynecological healthcare to service those varied needs.
Our team consists of doctors, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified medical assistants, and supportive administrative staff. Our goal is to always provide exceptional patient care in a friendly, professional environment.
Helping a woman be healthy before, during and after pregnancy is an important part of what we do. Since every pregnancy is different and each woman’s needs are diverse, our practice offers you options to help you get the care you want.
Our providers will guide you through the physical and emotional changes this special time can bring. We provide high quality prenatal care to support the health and development of your baby including:
- Labor management and delivery options
- Trials of labor for some women who have had a c-section (TOLAC) and desire a vaginal birth after c-section (VBAC)
- Support for those who have had multiple pregnancies or high-risk pregnancies
- Follow up care after birth, including lactation consultation
All our births are attended at The Family Birth Center, at Providence St Peter Hospital. We offer comprehensive MD/nurse midwife team care, and a dedicated nursing team in a family-centered birth experience. Your labor preferences help communicate your ideal birth. Our team feels pregnancy is both a normal part of life, but also deserving of special attention.
Onsite Diagnostic Obstetrical Services includes ultrasound, laboratory, and fetal non-stress testing.
Regular gynecologic exams are important for maintaining your health and discovering concerns at their earliest and usually most treatable stages. Our physicians and nurse midwives provide women’s health care across the life cycle from the onset of menses through menopause.
- Well Woman care
- Birth control counseling
- IUD and Nexplanon placement
- Preconceptual counseling
- Infertility work-ups
- Diagnostic procedures to evaluate lesions
- In-office Minerva ablations
- Gynecological surgery (including both laparoscopic and robotic assisted procedures
- Loop Electrocautery Excision Procedure (LEEP)
- Hysterectomy - Endometrial Ablation
- Mirena and Kyleena IUD
- Pelvic pain
- Urogynecologic conditions such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Midwives provide antepartum and well woman / gynecologic care at the office and are also part of our delivery team at Providence St. Peter. Midwives help our team to be more conscious of the need to understand, at an earlier point, a woman’s desired plan for her birth. They also reinforce the team’s belief in providing intervention only when medically indicated, and assisting women who choose a non-medicated birth. An emphasis on evidence-based care is readily supported by our doctors and midwives. Collectively we have a strong integrated MD/CNM obstetrical team.
Decisions about healthcare are personal. Research shows that women who are involved with decisions and care during childbirth have higher satisfaction and more positive memories of the birth of their children. Finding ways to alleviate fears or provide support, while monitoring safety and intervening when necessary, identifies the practice of midwifery. We are fortunate to have our certified nurse midwives heavily involved in labor management at The Family Birth Center.
How do our obstetricians and midwives work together?
For antenatal (office) care, patients are asked to choose an obstetrician and midwife combination so they have flexibility in scheduling, continuity, and more personalized care. If at any time a pregnancy becomes complicated and higher risk, whether antenatal or during labor, our obstetricians provide a safety net for our patients and midwives.
A patient may see an obstetrician their entire pregnancy, if scheduling permits. The same is true of midwifery, assuming a low risk pregnancy and a few visits with the obstetrician. Since delivery staff rotate each day, patients who choose to see a wide range of providers will have the benefit of having met someone on the delivery team.
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