Pregnancy, Birth & Delivery

Explore some information about pregnancy, birth, and delivery support and services available through Four Corners OB/GYN.

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Overview of Pregnancy, Birth & Delivery

At Four Corners OB/GYN, we provide comprehensive care throughout your pregnancy, birth, and delivery.

Throughout your prenatal care, we monitor your health and your baby’s development with regular checkups, screenings, and ultrasounds. We also provide guidance on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle factors to support a healthy pregnancy.

As your due date approaches, we assist with birth planning and provide support during labor and delivery to ensure a safe and positive experience for both you and your baby.

Pregnancy Safe Medications

During pregnancy, it’s essential to be cautious about medications to ensure the safety of both the pregnant person and the developing baby. While some medications may pose risks during pregnancy, others are considered safe when used as directed. Click below to view a list of medications that are safe during pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Safe Medications

While breastfeeding, many medications are considered safe to use, however, some medications may transfer to your baby through breast milk. For the latest information on medications and their impact on breastfed babies, you can refer to LactMed, a reliable database of this information.

If you require a prescription medication to manage a health condition while breastfeeding, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare team and your baby’s doctor to ensure safety.

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Prenatal Genetic Testing

Genetic testing during pregnancy provides valuable information about the health and development of your baby.

At Four Corners OB/GYN, we offer the most up to date, non-invasive prenatal genetic tests to assess the risk of genetic conditions and chromosomal abnormalities. These tests can help parents make informed decisions about their pregnancy and prepare for any potential health challenges.

The choice to proceed with testing is a very personal decision. Your provider will take a complete family history to assess your risk factors. Then, we will discuss the current options so you can decide what is best for you.

Immunizations During Pregnancy

Immunizations during pregnancy can help protect both the pregnant individual and their baby from serious infections. At Four Corners OB/GYN, we provide guidance on recommended vaccinations during pregnancy, such as the flu shot and the Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis).

These vaccines help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and provide passive immunity to the baby, offering protection during the early months of life. Our healthcare providers carefully assess the benefits and risks of immunizations to ensure the health and safety of both mother and baby.

Prenatal Classes

Some Prenatal Classes are offered through CommonSpirit Mercy Hospital. They can be viewed on the CommonSpirit Mercy Hospital website.

Labor Pain Control

We offer various options to help manage pain and discomfort during labor. In addition to discussing non-pharmacological techniques such as breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, massage, and hydrotherapy, we have expertise in pharmacological options like epidural anesthesia or intravenous pain medications.

Our healthcare providers work closely with you to discuss your preferences, provide information about available pain relief methods, and support you in creating a birth plan that aligns with your wishes and needs. We strive to ensure that your childbirth experience is as comfortable and empowering as possible.

Cesarean Section

A cesarean section, commonly referred to as a C-section, is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby when vaginal delivery is not possible or safe for the mother or baby. We offer cesarean sections when medically necessary, such as in cases of prolonged labor, fetal distress, or certain maternal health conditions.

Our experienced healthcare team provides comprehensive care before, during, and after the procedure to ensure the safety and well-being of both mother and baby.

We prioritize open communication and informed decision-making to support you through this process.

Lactation Services

The Birth Center at CommonSpirit Mercy Hospital provides you with access to lactation specialists directly after birth to support breastfeeding mothers and their babies. 

Their dedicated specialists provide guidance, education, and assistance with breastfeeding techniques and challenges to help mothers establish and maintain successful breastfeeding relationships.