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Obstetrics & Gynecology

INFERTILITY

At some point in their lives, most women have had the thought of wanting to become a mother. Some women, unfortunately, have wanted to be a mom for as long as they can remember, but they have experienced issues with infertility. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.1 million women in the United States have difficulty getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Locally, South Central Obstetrics and Gynecology’s physicians have a passion for helping couples overcome infertility.

Each patient’s medical history varies and there are various lifestyle conditions that can affect infertility. There are different procedures we offer to aid in fertility, such as medications, surgical procedures and Intrauterine Insemination (commonly referred to as IUI). IUI is a new service available at South Central Obstetrics and Gynecology.

IUI infertility treatment  is often called artificial insemination. In this procedure, the woman is injected with specially prepared sperm. Sometimes the woman is also treated with medicines that stimulate ovulation before IUI. IUI is an in-office procedure where no sedation is required. With appropriately selected patients, intrauterine insemination gives a successful option. It is hard to put a definitive number on success rates. Most couples that are going through intrauterine insemination will successfully conceive within about three to six IUI cycles.

Infertility services are available at South Central Obstetrics and Gynecology in Laurel. To learn more, call 601-649-5421.

OBSTETRICS

Obstetrics is the field of study focusing on pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. The providers within SCRMC’s Obstetrics & Gynecological area are experienced in the management of all pregnancies. Our goal is to achieve a healthy pregnancy and delivery, in a safe and encouraging environment. We are each family oriented and feel privileged to be a part of your growing family.

Our OB Patient Program Details

Office Visits – Outpatient Clinical Visits

  • 6-10 weeks – Pregnancy Confirmation visit – pregnancy test, ultrasound, and discussion with doctor
  • 10-12 weeks– First visit- Complete physical exam, pap smear, cervical cultures, and blood work
  • 24-28 weeks– Diabetic screen, blood test for Rh antibody, and Rhogam injection if Rh negative
  • 35-37 weeks– Cervical cultures for infection and hemoglobin if previously low or anemic

You will see a healthcare provider monthly until 28 weeks, twice a month until 36 weeks, then weekly until delivery. More frequent visits may be required for high risk pregnancy.

Tests

A prenatal panel will be drawn at your first visit. This is a screening profile of tests to be used as a reference throughout the pregnancy for management of care as well as detect silent infections that need to be treated. Other lab tests may be drawn depending on the needs of each patient.

Optional testing includes but is not limited to:

  • Genetic testing Alpha Fetoprotein Quad screen- ( a blood test for Down’s Syndrome and Neural tube defect) at 15-20 weeks
  • Amniocentesis (if age 35 or if have a family history of genetic disorder)

Sonograms

Sonograms will be performed in mid-trimester (18-22) weeks, for fetal survey, or at other times as needed. An optional sonogram offered is:

  • 4-D Sonogram between 26-30 weeks

This optional test is not covered by insurance and will require cash pay at time of visit.

Lactation Counseling

Lactation Counseling services are provided by Ashley Floyd, WHNP, Certified Lactation Consultant. For many mothers, breastfeeding is considered the best way to provide nourishment to their babies. However, some mothers encounter problems or need encouraging after leaving the hospital. Ellisville OB-GYN Clinic offers one-on-one support to breastfeeding mothers in a private, convenient location.

Lactation counseling includes:

  • Support
  • Encouragement
  • Advice
  • Personalized Instruction
  • Free Phone Consultations

Breastfeeding moms receive:

  • Personalized instruction from a board-certified lactation consultant.
  • Information and advice on breastfeeding techniques, nutrition for both mom and baby, how to use breast pumps and many other breastfeeding issues.
  • A quiet, tranquil setting offering comfort and discretion.

How to schedule a visit with our Lactation Counselor:

  • This service is available for all nursing mothers. Patients do not have to have a referral or to have given birth at South Central Regional Medical Center.
  • Payment is due at the time services are rendered.
  • Services may or may not be covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company prior to scheduling visit.
  • Call (601) 477-2226 for more information or to schedule an appointment.