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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Treatment and Services

Prenatal Care Services 
The following Prenatal Care Services are provided under the Maternity Package Plan:

  1. Routine prenatal care
  2. Visits with a physician/provider and clinic visits with OB/GYN providers
  3. Childbirth education, breastfeeding and parenting classes
  4. Obstetrical ultrasound(s) as needed
  5. One oral health exam for the mother with a provider
  6. Vitamin and iron supplements
  7. One OB triage visit on labor and delivery at Maricopa Medical Center
  8. The following Routine Prenatal Care Labs and Radiology Services:
    • CBC
    • STD testing: gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, syphilis
    • Hepatitis B-surface antigen
    • TB test
    • Blood type and antibody screen
    • Chest X-ray (1 if TB test indicates)
    • Rubella test
    • AFP Quad Screen: 16 - 18 weeks
    • Hemoglobin electrophoresis
    • 1 hour glucose tolerance test
    • Urine dip test (every visit)
    • 3 hour GTT (1 if indicated)
    • Pap smear
    • Beta strep
    • Initial visit urine culture and sensitivity
    • NST fetal monitoring at Antepartum Testing Center
    • Rhogam workup and injections
    • Flu shot (if indicated)
    • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis injection (if indicated)

Postpartum Care
The following post-partum care is provided to patients and their babies at MIHS.

  • Up to two well-baby visits with a physician/provider at MIHS
  • Post-partum checkup for mother with a physician/provider to be held within 12 weeks of the delivery if patient did not have a C-section OR two visits with a physician/provider for C-section patient

Couplet Care Program
The bond between a mother and her baby is very important for the baby's development and well-being. At MIHS, we deliver approximately 2,500 babies each year and we see how well they respond to being close to their mothers. That's why we have developed a Couplet Care Program to help reinforce this natural bonding. Couplet Care is provided on the postpartum unit and there are 26 beds consisting of 4 private rooms, 10 semi-private rooms and 1 four-bed room.

In this program, the mother and newborn stay together and are cared for by a single nurse. This helps the new mother learn the baby's habits and needs, while having her nurse’s support and guidance. This also provides a secure environment for the baby. Studies show that infants who stay with their mothers usually cry less, have lower blood pressure and have more stable temperature, pulse and respiration. Our Couplet Care Program also encourages fathers to be present with the baby while in the hospital. Couplet Care rooms have extra sleeping accommodations for fathers. We do not offer a newborn nursery where healthy babies are separated from their family.

For babies who need special care, MIHS staffs a team of pediatricians, neonatologists, and neonatal nurse practitioners who will coordinate care for your baby in the Level 3 NICU.

 

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