Vaginal Deliveries and C-Sections
WHAT WE OFFER
It can be complicated to choose the right doctor to care for you and your baby. The special thing about having babies at JCHC is that the same nurse and doctor take care of you before, during, and after your delivery. And they take care of your baby too.
Your doctor offers not just a temporary relationship with you during your pregnancy, but your relationship is ongoing.
We feel that offering personalized pregnancy and childbirth care is the very best option for our community. That is why our doctors practice Family Medicine and Obstetrics.
To begin your journey with us, you call the Family Medical Center (307-684-2228) and set up a first appointment with your doctor. There you will meet your doctor and nurse, and spend an hour with them getting acquainted and setting up your personalized OB care. Then, you meet with your doctor and nurse often throughout your pregnancy. At the time of delivery, your doctor will deliver your baby. After you are released from the hospital, you come back to the Family Medical Center with your baby, and your doctor and nurse will take care of you both post delivery too. They really get to know you, and you will develop a very special relationship with your doctor and nurse. This relationship will last for years.
WHAT IF YOU NEED A C-SECTION?
At JCHC, there is a fully staffed and competent surgical team available 24 hours a day, and all of the Obstetric doctors are all fully qualified to do your C-Section. You will have three doctors, several nurses and surgical techs in the room for your C-Section. Your husband or significant other is warmly welcomed into surgery to witness the birth of your child.
CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANTS
At JCHC, we encourage breastfeeding. Breastfeeding comes very naturally to some new moms. But for others, it may not come that easily, and you may need a little help to get started. That is why we have 6 certified lactation consultants in the facility. Two are in the hospital, and four are in the clinic. One of our certified lactation consultants comes in on the first day after your baby is born to help you get started. And they are available in person or by phone to you until you feel confident in what you are doing. If you have questions, call the clinic at 684-2228 or if it is after hours, call the hospital nurses at 684-5521. We will get you in touch with a consultant.
SKIN TO SKIN BONDING
According to Jeannette T. Crenshaw, writing for the Journal of Perinatal Education,
( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4235060/ ) “What mothers and babies need most after birth is each other, with unlimited opportunities for skin-to-skin care and breastfeeding. When health professionals respect, honor, and support the physiologic need that mothers and babies have for each other after birth, they also improve the short- and long-term health outcomes for mothers and babies.”
At JCHC, we couldn’t agree more. That is why we make it a priority in both C-Section deliveries and Vaginal deliveries to encourage skin to skin bonding moments between mom and baby as soon as possible.
WHY FAMILY MEDICINE?
Family Doctors are trained in all areas of medicine. They can diagnose and treat the full range of problems that people usually bring to their doctors. OB, Pediatrics, Emergency and Geriatric care are all part of Family Medicine.
Your family doctor knows when to treat you, and if necessary, when to bring in another doctor for specialized care. Especially when you are pregnant, having someone who takes care of your whole family, knows your life and health history, AND can care for the other routine things that come along the way is a real help.
When you talk to people who have had a Family Doctor care for them during pregnancy and delivery, they overwhelmingly say that they felt much more of a personal connection with their physician. Many speak of having more time with their doctor for education, questions and care before, during and after delivery.
To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors who deliver babies, call the Family Medical Center of Johnson County and begin your journey with us.
JCHC offers a full range of medical services. We offer 24 hour emergency care, hospice and home care. We also have a surgical suite, deliver babies, and offer laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, respiratory care and have all of the diagnostic equipment needed to offer full service care. In addition to our 7 Family Physicians, JCHC employs 1 General Surgeon and 3 Physician Assistants on active staff. Visiting specialists see patients in our clinic regularly. Specialties covered in Buffalo include Cardiology, Orthopedics, Neurology, Radiology and Vascular Care.
WHAT ABOUT SAFETY?
The doctors at JCHC are fully trained and qualified to do regular vaginal deliveries and perform C- Sections. A surgical team and two other doctors always assist in the operating room for a C-Section, and they are always on standby when a patient is in labor.
All JCHC Obstetric doctors are trained in Pediatric Life Support, Obstetric Life Support and CPR, and are able to handle emergencies – even if one happens in the delivery room.
And, when there is a bigger issue, or you need a higher level of care, our Family Doctors will send you on to the very same specialists that any doctor in the region would call upon.
And because our doctors have good relationships with specialists from all over our region, they don’t hesitate to call on them for advice, to transfer care, or just to reassure you.