Traditional Obstetric Care
This option allows you the choice of experiencing prenatal care the way it has been managed for decades with either a physician or certified nurse midwife. Most women are familiar with this method of receiving prenatal care with 13 routine prenatal visits.
Following your confirmation of pregnancy and/or New OB appointment, you would begin your one-on-one care with a healthcare provider. Visits are typically scheduled one visit at a time and can be scheduled Monday through Friday at varying times between 8:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Traditional Care is offered by both our Certified Nurse Midwives and Physicians and either the Fishersville or Lexington Office. Some services are only performed in our Fishersville Office. We will advise you at the time the service is requested and work to schedule a convenient time for you to travel to our Fishersville location.
In addition, birth preparation classes are offered through Augusta Health.
Physician Traditional Care
If you choose or if risk factors require, you will have one primary physician who will see you for the majority of your routine prenatal visits. As you approach your due date, we encourage a visit with each of the other physicians so you can have an opportunity to meet them in the event they are on call when you deliver.
Your primary physician will make every effort to deliver you. If you deliver when your primary physician is scheduled to be in the office, in most cases, they will be the one to deliver your baby. Evenings and weekend care is handled by the physician on call.
Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) Traditional Care
Our compassionate Certified Nurse Midwives are ALL Master's prepared, are Nationally Certified as Nurse Midwives in accordance with the American Midwifery Certification Board, and are members of The American College of Nurse Midwives.
Each midwife holds both an Authorization to Prescribe Medication License as well as a Federal DEA number. They provide both obstetric and gynecologic care, and they attend births only at Augusta Health.