Looking for a gynecologist that is dedicated, pays attention to details, and looks for high-quality treatment options that are personalized to you? Look no further than Dignity Health Medical Foundation. Our team of experts is here to serve your women’s health needs with humankindness.
Do you dream of starting a family one day? Dignity Health OB-GYNs want to help you along this journey to parenthood by offering quality and compassionate pregnancy care. Answering any questions, easing any concerns, and working right alongside you to keep you healthy through it all. And if you have any wellness or pre-pregnancy concerns, you can also begin this wellness journey by speaking with our primary care team.
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With locations across California, Dignity Health Medical Foundation is just right around the corner. Schedule an appointment with an OB-GYN, in person or virtually.
A broad range of specialties is offered at all Dignity Health Medical Foundation locations, including:
After your first positive pregnancy test, most OB-GYNs will see you within 8 weeks after your last menstrual cycle.
Your first visit to an OB-GYN can include a discussion with your physician about your vaginal health and sexual history as well as a few exams, such as a general physical and/or an external exam of your genitals. You may need to have a pelvic exam or a Pap test at your first gynecology appointment.
When looking for an OB-GYN, your primary care physician and your friends and family can be great resources to find a provider who suits your care needs. Childbirth educators can also be a great resource for references. You can outline your important considerations and find an OB-GYN who fits those criteria. Here are some examples of things to ask about a potential OB-GYN:
Are they in-network? If not—or if you do not have insurance—what are their rates, and can you afford to see them?
Is their practice conveniently located?
What is their perspective on care issues important to me?
If you have a chronic condition or a family history of problems during childbirth—does this physician have experience with patients with the same concerns?
By answering these questions, you can be on the way to finding the right OB-GYN for you.
Seeing your physician frequently will aid in having a healthy pregnancy. You can discuss with your OB-GYN what schedule is right for you. For example, if you’re having twins, more visits will be necessary to assure that both twins are developing healthily. Your schedule of OB-GYN visits might look something like this:
4 weeks to 28 weeks: monthly visits
28 weeks to 36 weeks: one visit every two weeks
36 weeks to 40 weeks: weekly visits
Every pregnancy is different. At Dignity Health, our OB-GYNs will work with you on an individual basis to make sure that you receive quality prenatal care on the right schedule.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends girls see an OB-GYN for the first time between the ages of 13 and 15. However, pap smears and routine pelvic exams (as part of a well-woman visit) are not recommended until age 21 or when sexually active. If you're having any issues, your OB-GYN is here to help no matter your age. Talk to your physician to learn when an appointment is right for you.
Make sure to first understand why you’re going to see your OB-GYN. Is it for your yearly wellness visit or to discuss a specific concern such as birth control, testing for sexually transmitted infections, or other concerns with your vaginal health? This is also the perfect time to ask your OB-GYN any questions you may have. Prepare a list of things you’ve been wanting to know so you can discuss them with your OB-GYN.
With clinics throughout California, a Dignity Health Medical Foundation OB-GYN physician is right around the corner, waiting to assist you along your health journey.