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South Sound Womens Center

OB-GYNs located in Olympia, WA

Having a baby is a life-changing experience, but one that usually comes with lots of questions and uncertainty. The team at South Sound Women’s Center in Olympia, Washington, has five female OB/GYNs available to work with you, and the same doctor guides you through the entire pregnancy. If you’re looking for an OB/GYN to provide compassionate, personalized care during pregnancy and childbirth, please call our office to schedule an appointment at South Sound Women's Center today.

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Obstetrics Q & A

South Sound Womens Center

What does an obstetrician do?

The caring team at South Sound Women’s Center believes continuity of care is important, which is why the same OB/GYN works with you throughout your entire pregnancy and delivery, unless you request to see another doctor.

Whether you’re a first-time parent or experienced mother, the team at South Sound Women’s Center is devoted to providing everything you need to prepare for a successful childbirth. The following services are available:

  • Complete obstetrical care
  • Education on what to expect during pregnancy, labor, and delivery
  • Prenatal care and advice on nutrition
  • In-office monitoring of your baby’s development
  • In-office ultrasounds and lab draws
  • Counseling on high-risk pregnancies
  • Advice on vaginal delivery versus cesarean section
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean in some situations
  • Postpartum tubal ligations
  • Childbirth, breastfeeding, and infant care classes

What is a high-risk pregnancy?

A high-risk pregnancy involves one or more health conditions that may pose a threat to the mother or fetus. The team at South Sound Women’s Center counsel women on the implications of high-risk pregnancies and provide specialized care when necessary.

You’re at risk of a high-risk pregnancy if any of the following apply to you:

  • Existing health conditions such as hypertension or diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being in your teens or over the age of 35
  • Multiple births such as twins or triplets

What is vaginal birth after cesarean?

If you’ve already delivered a child through a cesarean section and want to try vaginal delivery, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) may be an option. The team at South Sound Women’s Center discusses the risks and benefits of VBAC in a consultation.

Factors they consider include:

  • The type of incision on your uterus from the previous C-section
  • Reason you had a C-section previously
  • Number of pregnancies you plan to have
  • Your preferences for delivery method

What is a family-centered birth experience?

The team at South Sound Women’s Center performs all deliveries at Capital Medical Center. This is the only hospital in Olympia that offers a unique, family-centered birth experience, which includes a private suite that serves as your room for labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum (LDRP), as well as a full-time lactation nurse.

Your baby also gets to stay in the room with you, unless they need to be tested or observed in the nursery for some reason.

If you’re an expecting mother looking for the highest quality care during pregnancy, please call our office to schedule an appointment with South Sound Women’s Center today.