Obstetrics

From Pregnancy Through Childbirth

Obstetricians specialize in pregnancy, childbirth and the time immediately following birth, called the postpartum period. Typically, you might see your obstetrician (OB) for the first time about eight weeks after a missed period. Prenatal visits usually occur about once a month throughout pregnancy—more often as you get close to your due date. OBs are surgeons and perform procedures related to pregnancy and birth, including Cesarean delivery, episiotomy, circumcision and dilation and curettage.

Some obstetricians specialize in maternal fetal medicine, a field that focuses on caring for women with high-risk pregnancies (women who are older than 35 or are carrying more than one baby, for example). Others specialize in fertility, helping couples overcome medical barriers to conception.

A wide range of OB options

In addition to obstetrics and gynecology specialists, many family medicine providers in the community also perform skilled obstetric services. These physicians also welcome the newborns into their family medicine practice after birth, if desired.

Olympic Medical Providers in this Specialty

Laurie Johnson-Driese, ARNP, CNM

Laurie Johnson-Driese, ARNP, CNM

Specialties
Midwifery
Obstetrics
Stephen Bush, MD, FACOG

Stephen Bush, MD, FACOG

Specialties
Obstetrics
Gynecology
Deborah Bopp, ARNP, CNM

Deborah Bopp, ARNP, CNM

Specialties
Midwifery
Obstetrics
Sheena Plamoottil, MD, FACOG

Sheena Plamoottil, MD, FACOG

Specialties
Obstetrics
Gynecology
Cheri Shields, ARNP, CNM

Cheri Shields, ARNP, CNM

Specialties
Midwifery
Obstetrics
Katherine Hennessey, MD

Katherine Hennessey, MD

Specialty
Obstetrics
Oksana Shklyanka, MD, FACOG

Oksana Shklyanka, MD, FACOG

Specialties
Obstetrics
Gynecology