One of the many services we provide to women is prenatal and delivery services.
Prenatal care helps decrease risks during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. During regular prenatal visits our doctors monitor the pregnancy and identify any problems or complications before they become serious. Babies born to mothers who lack prenatal care have triple the chance of being born at a low birth weight. Newborns with low birth weight are five times more likely to die than those whose mothers received prenatal care. We offer a $20 gift card to early prenatal care entry of mothers. This is to ensure that the mothers get early entry prenatal care which is so important to the baby’s and the mother’s health.
At the first visit we provide a complete physical exam, including a pelvic exam and Pap test. We take blood and urine for lab work; check blood pressure, height, and weight; calculate due date, and answer questions. We also do a prenatal dental examination. Oral health is extremely important for prenatal patients. Follow-up exams are critical: we measure mom’s abdomen to check baby’s growth and listen to the baby’s heart rate. We also check the mother’s weight, blood pressure, diet, blood and urine lab work and other health care concerns of the mother. Our doctors refer prenatal patients to our behavioral specialists. When there is the need of support for depression and anxiety. If mom’s taking medications for depression, the provider will adjust medications to safe levels for the baby.
We also administer Dtap vaccines to mothers and fathers so that the baby is not at risk of subject to the Whooping cough virus once they go home.
Prenatal patients can access deeply discounted prescriptions through local partnerships.
Our team is ready to assist you with age-related health issues such as teen to adult transition, menopause, and beyond. We offer monitoring for breast health, such as mammograms, which are screenings for potential breast cancer. According to cancer.org, women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms one per year. We also offer pap smears, which are exams of the vaginal canal looking for anything that might be cancerous or detrimental to your health. Pap smears should start at the age of 21, according to the Center for Disease Control.
We provide screenings and treatment for common women’s health issues, such as cardiovascular health problems, pelvic health disorders, and bladder health disorders. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Risk factors for heart disease include having diabetes, mental stress or depression, smoking, inactivity, menopause, pregnancy complications, family history of the illness, and inflammatory diseases. Besides helping you to treat or avoid heart disease, we also offer treatment for pelvic health and bladder health disorders, such as Overactive Bladder, Incontinence, and pelvic pain.
Your health in every area is important to us. Reproductive health, focusing on areas such as menstruation and libido, is something we take great care in. We can help treat conditions such as Menorrhagia (Heavy Period), Premenstrual Syndrome (also known as PMS), and Endometriosis. We can also help treat low libido in women.
Our qualified team is dedicated to the health of both you and your baby throughout your pregnancy. We offer prenatal checkups and guidance so you can be assured of the health of your baby. Our labor and delivery team can help you safely deliver your baby and will take care of you during your time with us. Nursing or breastfeeding guidance is also offered through our team, and they are ready to assist you with all post-partum health concerns.
Everyone should have the right to plan their family. If you are wanting to add a new baby to your family, we offer reproductive checkups. For those in certain situations, abortion is legal in Utah until week 18, and legal after that if the pregnancy poses a dire risk to the mother or fetus, or in cases of rape or incest reported to law enforcement (Utah Code Title 76, Chapter 7A).
For women experiencing sexual violence or other safety concerns at home, we are able to help. Great care is taken with victims of such acts, and if the victim needs help seeking asylum, we have connections with resources like the DOVE Center, and can also coach human trafficking victims to call the support line. We are also able to help survivors of rape both with primary and mental health concerns. Our hearts go out to all victims of sexual violence, and we are here to help.
We continue to evolve Family Healthcare according to the model of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) which puts patients at the center of the healthcare system, and provides primary care that is “accessible, affordable, continuous, comprehensive, family centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.”
We are looking for various roles across our care teams and administration. If you want to help others and make lives better through compassionate quality healthcare service delivery, then we’d love to hear from you!