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.