Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN)
At Mayo Clinic Health System, an entire team of expert and specialized staff work together to serve you. Brief videos are available to help you select a health care provider whose approach to care aligns with yours. Provider types vary by location.
Women who received prenatal care in the greater La Crosse area typically deliver in La Crosse.
Learn about the health care team:
Certified nurse midwives
Certified nurse midwives are advanced-practice providers with training, education and certification in women's health issues. Certified nurse midwives provide birth control, preconception counseling, prenatal care, labor and delivery care, breastfeeding assistance, postpartum care, gynecological preventive exams and menopause management.
Family Medicine providers
Family medicine physicians and advanced care providers are trained to care for people of all ages. They provide preconception counseling and prenatal care. Typically, the family medicine physician who cares for you in clinic will deliver your newborn. They care for the medical needs of infants, children and your entire family.
Prenatal care is offered by Family Medicine physicians at many of Mayo Clinic Health System locations. Family physicians transfer care to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology or Family Health Clinic at about 36 weeks of pregnancy. The OB-GYN Delivery Team provides delivery care.
Nurse practitioners are advanced care providers who specialize in pregnancy care; disorders of the reproductive system; breast health; and preventive medicine, including sexual function and contraception.