Women's Health and Specialty Services
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The obstetrics and gynecology experts at UM Capital Region Health are dedicated to providing complete care for women of all ages. Our caring and compassionate medical specialists know that women have unique needs depending on their age, social circumstances and overall health.
From adolescent gynecology, to all aspects of pregnancy and birth, breast and gynecologic cancer screenings and treatment, to post-menopausal quality of life, our Women's Health and Specialty Services program is your partner in good health.
Our specialists focus on all aspects of women's health.
Your overall sexual and reproductive health includes well-woman/pelvic exams, PAP smears, cancer screenings, birth control/family planning and care for various gynecologic conditions as endometriosis, fibroids, painful sex, genital irritation, sexually transmitted diseases, and urinary and vaginal infections.
Obstetrics and Pregnancy
Whether you are already pregnant or just starting to think about having a child, we are here to help you deliver a healthy baby. We are experts in prenatal care and high risk pregnancies. Our obstetrics specialists have offices in Bowie, Largo, Laurel, National Harbor and Suitland and all have privileges at UM Capital Region Medical Center to deliver your baby. In addition to traditional obstetric physicians, our Certified Nurse Midwives are trained in all aspects of gynecology and obstetric care and work with you throughout your pregnancy and during delivery.
Childbirth and Delivery
Whether you want the security of a traditional labor and delivery experience or a natural childbirth in a home-like setting, our obstetricians and certified nurse midwives are here to help you realize the birth plan you want. Our private labor and delivery suites are fully equipped for all types of medically supervised deliveries and have direct access to dedicated obstetric operating rooms in the event a cesarean section is required.
Our private birthing center rooms offer a private bedroom feel with regular beds and large showers as well as soaking tubs that can be used for water births. As importantly, the birthing rooms are a hallway away from the labor and delivery rooms in the event an emergency arises or mom just changes her mind and wants a little more medical intervention.
Postpartum Care and Support
From learning to breastfeed with one of our certified lactation consultants to navigating the joys and challenges of new motherhood, our postpartum programs support you with caring and compassion. We want every mom who walks out with her new baby to feel confident about caring for her newborn and to know that resources are available to her if she needs a little extra support.
High Risk Pregnancy and Complicated Deliveries
For those rare situations that need extra care, our maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) physicians and neonatologists are available 24/7 to lend a helping hand. Our MFM specialist care for high-risk mothers and their unborn babies through delivery, and our highly trained neonatologists care for the most vulnerable newborns in our Special Care Nursery. A high-risk pregnancy can be as simple as a healthy first time mom in her teens or late 30s, or as complicated as a mother with other health issues such as diabetes or hypertension who needs more monitoring throughout her pregnancy for her own and her baby's safety.
Overall Health and Wellbeing
As a woman, your health isn't just about your "lady parts". At UM Capital, we care for all aspects of your health, from heart and cardiovascular disease to diabetes to domestic violence and sexual assault. We take a holistic approach to your care including your emotional and mental health.