Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN)
An entire team of expert and specialized staff in Austin, Minnesota, 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.
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Family medicine providers
Family medicine physicians 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.
Nurse midwives are advanced-practice providers with training, education and certification in women's health issues. Nurse midwives provide birth control, preconception counseling, prenatal care, breastfeeding assistance, postpartum care, gynecological preventive exams and menopause management.
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.
Physicians who have completed specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology are commonly referred to as OB-GYNs. They specialize in normal and high-risk pregnancies; disorders of the reproductive system; breast health; and preventive medicine, including sexual function and contraception. OB-GYNs are specially trained to handle high-risk situations, including vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections.