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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Welcome to OU Physicians-Tulsa for Women's Health. Thank you for entrusting your prenatal care to our experienced providers.

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Several aspects of our clinic make us unique, and uniquely qualified to take care of you during this special time. We would like to take this opportunity to review what makes us special, and how that might affect your experience here at OU Physicians.

Our Obstetricians and Certified Nurse Midwives are faculty within the OU College of Medicine School of Community Medicine. That means that in addition to taking care of our own patients, we spend time teaching medical students and training resident physicians (a person who is a doctor and is supervised by faculty physicians in the clinic or while at the hospital). Our team of resident physicians often take part in the care you receive from our practice in the clinic and in the hospital.

OU Physicians is one of the few practices in Oklahoma with both physicians and Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs). Our CNMs are advanced practice registered nurses who specialize in women's health care, are certified through the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and are recognized by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. CNMs at OU Physicians deliver at Hillcrest and do not deliever at home or in a birth center. They are able to prescribe medications, order tests, and provide obstetrical and gynecological services through the lifespan. Families who seek a birth expereince with a midwife can rest assured that not only are our midwives highly qualified, but they partner with board-certified OB/GYNs to provide excellent care. Our CNMs are able to provide the birth experience you desire, in a safe environment with the ability to manage complications, if they arise.

It is our desire to provide you with the best prenatal care based on the latest research and information. We would like you to have all the tools necessary to maintain a healthy pregnancy and prepare you for a wonderful delivery. Our hope is that this page will be a trusted resource as your pregnancy progresses. We encourage you to refer to it often as common questions about your pregnancy arise.

Thank you, again, for choosing OU Physicians and congratulations on your pregnancy. Please let us know at any time if there is anything we can do to better serve you.

Patient Resources

Tips on what to expect during each phase of pregancy, a list of trusted OU physicians, and answers to common questions

Printable Patient Resource List

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Services

  • Fetal testing prior to delivery
  • Genetic counseling
  • High-risk perinatal center
  • High-risk prenatal diagnosis and ultrasound
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Medical-surgical treatment for common gynecological conditions
  • Ultrasound
  • Urogynecology and female pelvic medicine/reconstructive surgery
  • Gynecology oncology
  • Family planning
  • Women’s health care specialists
  • VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean)
  • Twin vaginal delivery

Largest group of certified nurse midwives in Tulsa
Only female urogynecologist in Tulsa for bladder and pelvic relaxation requiring medical-surgical treatment
Divison of Maternal and Fetal Medicine on site

OU Physicians Schusterman Center Clinic
4444 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135-2537
(918) 619-4200, Fax (918) 619-4216

 

Contact OU Physicians-Tulsa at (918) 619-4200 if you experience the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding or spotting (not associated with recent intercourse)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea (unable to keep fluids down for 24 hours)
  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Escape of fluid from the vagina
  • Severe or continuous headache
  • Sudden visual changes or ringing in the ears

Decreased Fetal Movement (after 24 weeks)

  • Call within 12 hours if there is significant decrease in fetal movement
  • Call within 2 hours if there is no fetal movement when lying on your side
  • Call or visit the OB ED at Hillcrest Women's Center, 1st floor, if 10 kicks are not felt within 1 hour

Labor Symptoms

  • Regular or frequent tightening in the abdomen
  • Constant low, dull backache
  • Pressure in the lower abdomen or pelvis
  • Mild abdominal cramps
  • Vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • Watery vaginal discharge - gushing or trickling

Before 37 weeks: If greater than four contractions continue for over one hour, please call or go to the OB ED at the Hillcrest Peggy V. Helmerich Women's Health Center, 1st floor.

After 37 weeks: Begin timing contractions. When contractions are 3-5 minutes apart and become longer and stronger, please call or go to Labor and Delivery.

 

Warning Signs of High Blood Pressure

  • Severe headache that does not go away with Tylenol, caffeine, rest, or water intake
  • Blurred vision or visual changes (such as seeing dark spots or tunnel vision)
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Severe right upper-abdominal pain (under right rib) that is not associated with the baby's movement