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Routine Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the medical specialty that deals with caring for a woman’s reproductive organs and her children during pregnancy, childbirth and immediately after. Medical professionals who provide obstetric care include obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs), family physicians, nurse practitioners, certified midwives and perinatalogists.

An important part of any healthy pregnancy is regular prenatal care—both before and throughout your pregnancy.

Pre-pregnancy Examination

If you are planning to become pregnant, it is advisable to see your provider for a preconception care checkup. The health of the mother before pregnancy is just as important as during the pregnancy. The pre-pregnancy examination includes an assessment of your overall health and identification of any possible risk factors that may complicate pregnancy. By preparing in advance, you can take steps to be your healthiest before becoming pregnant.

Prenatal Visits 

After you discover that you are expecting, you should begin seeing your provider for regular pregnancy checkups. At these visits, your provider will be able to test for any potential risks to your or your baby’s health, monitor the growth and development of the fetus, treat any complications, and provide counseling about proper nutrition, exercise, weight gain and other factors.

The following prenatal visit schedule is recommended:

  • First week of pregnancy through 28th week: Every month
  • 29th week through 36th week: Every two weeks
  • 37th week through delivery: Every week

Indiana University Health provides personalized care and attention to each patient who comes through our doors. We provide newborns, mothers and families with exceptional care before, during and after pregnancy.

Our team is comprised of board-certified/board-eligible obstetricians and gynecologists, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, certified nurse midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners assisted by a comprehensive staff of registered nurses, ultrasound technicians and childbirth and lactation educators. 

How We Can Help

How We Can Help

Routine Obstetrics Treatment Information

From routine deliveries to extremely high-risk deliveries, IU Health Women’s Health offers a complete spectrum of maternity services to help you deliver a happy, healthy baby. Our services include:

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Routine Obstetrics Support Services

Resources and information for women desiring to become pregnant, who are pregnant or who are caring for a newborn child are available from a variety of organizations.