An obstetrician is a doctor who has specialized in women’s health and Wellness, prenatal care, and labor and delivery, and who helps you have a healthy and safe pregnancy. At Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness, Dr. Scott Dunkin and Dr. Eric Runyon are board-certified obstetricians who’ve helped hundreds of women from throughout the Miami area have healthy pregnancies and deliveries. If you’re looking for an experienced and compassionate obstetrician, call or schedule an appointment online today.
An obstetrician is a doctor who has completed additional training in pregnancy, childbirth, and women’s reproductive health issues during a four-year residency after completing medical school. As well as helping women through pregnancy and childbirth, obstetricians offer a wide range of women’s health care services.
While you’re pregnant, your obstetrician monitors your health and the development of your baby. Dr. Dunkin and Dr. Runyon screen for health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or genetic disorders that could put you or your baby at risk of complications.
They also offer advice to help you stay healthy throughout your pregnancy. That includes suggestions for your diet, exercise, medications, and improving your overall well-being. They can help you deal with pregnancy side effects such as morning sickness, back and leg pain, and heartburn.
They’ll also answer your questions about your pregnancy and your baby. This can help you understand how and why your body is changing to accommodate your growing baby as well as help you anticipate what to expect at each stage of pregnancy.
And perhaps most importantly, your obstetrician supervises the delivery of your baby. He makes sure your labor is progressing normally and can help you make the decisions you need to have the kind of birth you want.
While the obstetricians at Pavilion for Women’s Health and Wellness specialize in helping women have natural births, they support your decision to give birth in the best way for you and can step in if a complication arises and a cesarean delivery is needed.
If you decide that a natural birth is right for you, there are a wide range of benefits to this method.
First, since there are no drugs, you are in control during the delivery and can actively participate in the process. You can get up and move around and work with your partner to reduce any discomfort you feel.
Having a natural birth also means it’s less likely that you’ll need medication to intensify your contractions and there is reduced risk of harm to you and your baby. Also, many women feel an enormous sense of satisfaction and accomplishment after a natural birth.
Call or request an appointment online today if you’re looking for an expert obstetrician.