Aurora’s obstetric services extend beyond routine care provided by a physician alone. While finding an obstetric provider you’re compatible with is important, Aurora’s integrated approach to pregnancy extends beyond routine office visits.
Most Aurora Health Centers where you see your doctor for routine monitoring and screenings also offer onsite laboratory services for added convenience. Find a prenatal class.
For some women, routine prenatal care is not enough to ensure the health and safety of the mother and baby. Aurora’s maternal-fetal medicine services offer you access to the latest diagnostic testing and monitoring of both of your conditions. Our maternal-fetal medicine specialists are experts in the latest technology and advanced approaches in high-risk pregnancy management and care.
Our birthing centers provide a dedicated team for labor and delivery and for mother-baby recovery care. There are 12 Aurora Medical Centers in communities throughout eastern Wisconsin so you can deliver your baby near home. You’ll have access to a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) should your baby’s health require it. Offered at three of our locations onsite, this specialty team is available for surgical and high-risk deliveries.
Aurora Health Care offers a variety of informative and engaging classes to help you learn to take better care of yourself and your baby, while increasing the enjoyment of raising a family.
Selecting an Obstetric Services Provider
Prenatal care is important for delivering a healthy child. You’ll find that during your pregnancy you’ll spend more time with your provider than perhaps ever before. Finding a provider is essential to helping you navigate all the questions, concerns and excitement of pregnancy.
Below are a few things to consider when selecting an obstetric provider:
- What’s a convenient location for you?
- Do you have strong preferences regarding your pregnancy, labor and delivery?
- What additional services are available to you through your doctor?
- Do you have health problems?
When choosing an obstetric provider, it is important to schedule an interview to meet the provider prior to selecting him or her as your provider. Here’s a list of questions that may help you determine if a provider is right for you:
- Why did you become an obstetric provider?
- How long have you been practicing? And, about how many babies do you deliver each month?
- Are you board-certified in OB/GYN? And, do you have any sub-specialty training?
- How much time do you allow for prenatal visits?
- Which prenatal tests do you recommend?
- What do you consider a high-risk pregnancy?
- How do I reach you in an emergency or if I go into labor?
- May I choose which hospital I want to deliver my baby?
- How do you recommend I manage my pain during labor?
- What percentage of your own patients do you deliver each month?
- Who will deliver my baby if you’re not available?
When you’re ready to get pregnant, use the ovulation calculator to identify the days you’re most likely to become pregnant.
While every baby develops on his or her own schedule, only about 5 percent of babies are actually born on their due date. The due date calculator, however, should give you a realistic expectation regarding the growth and progress of your baby. The calculator’s accuracy depends on how exact you can be about the first day of your last menstrual period and how long each of your cycles typically last. For the length of your cycle, count from the first day of one period all the way through to the first day of the next period.