Choosing a Provider
How do you choose the kind of provider you want for your pregnancy and delivery? Here is a simple guide to help you understand what each will provide.
An Obstetrician has completed up to twelve years of medical training to become certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He or she provides routine check-ups and prenatal care, and assists in the delivery of the baby. Obstetricians see the delivery of a child as a clinical medical procedure that should be performed in a hospital. Should any complications arise, an Obstetrician can perform a Cesarean section or address any other issues immediately.
A family medicine doctor has earned a medical degree and completed a residency in family practice before becoming certified by the Board of Certification in Family Medicine Obstetrics. He or she provides comprehensive medical care for people of all ages, and will serve as your family’s primary care physician, your Obstetrician, and your baby’s pediatrician. Should a Cesarean section be necessary, an Obstetrician will perform the procedure.
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A midwife, licensed in the state of New York, has obtained a Master’s degree from a midwifery educational program. A midwife provides care to women throughout their lifespan, specifically focusing on gynecologic and reproductive health, pregnancy care, childbirth and care of the newborn after birth. If a delivery requires a Cesarean section or if other issues arise, an Obstetrician will be needed.
Perinatal Center at Highland Hospital
At the Highland Hospital Perinatal Center, our highly skilled specialists provide obstetric and gynecologic testing delivered with compassion, personalized service, and convenience. Services include obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound, echocardiography, non-stress tests, biophysical profiles, genetic counseling, prenatal diagnostic testing (cell-free DNA testing, amniocentesis, and chorionic villus sampling) and general consultation. To make an appointment, call (585) 341-6734.
Breastfeeding a baby for the first time can be a wonderful experience, but it can also cause concern and anxiety for new mothers. At Highland Family Maternity Center, we work with you to provide education and assistance with breastfeeding to help you build confidence and to maintain your own and your baby’s comfort and health. We are available seven days a week (except holidays) for consultation services.
All Highland Lactation Consultants are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners®.
Whether you are having your first child, you have found breastfeeding challenging in the past, or you’d like to refresh your understanding, we strongly encourage you to attend a prenatal breastfeeding class. To learn more, visit our class page or call (585) 473-2229.