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.
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.
Nurse midwives provide 24/7 in-house coverage for the birth center, which a 2020 Mayo Clinic study noted as an effective practice. They assess all patients when they arrive for labor and delivery, provide active labor support and delivery, as well as postpartum evaluation.
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.
Maternal Fetal Medicine
The Maternal and Fetal Medicine group cares for women who have high-risk pregnancies involving obstetric, medical, surgical or genetic complications. These specialists complement obstetrical care providers, and can co-manage complex conditions before or during pregnancy. This team of physicians and nurses helps coordinate any necessary intrauterine therapy, plans the route and timing of delivery and provides a smooth care transition for the newborn infant. If you’re experiencing or anticipating a high-risk pregnancy, you can consult virtually with a Mayo Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist in Mankato.
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.
If you need surgery for urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, fistula, congenital anomalies or pelvic floor dysfunction, you can see a board-certified urogynecologist in Mankato.