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Maternity & Obstetrics

Infirmary Health’s obstetrics and maternity department provides pregnancy, childbirth and after birth care to mothers in Mobile and the Gulf Coast area. Through a family-centered birthing model that focuses on the comfort and health of the mother and child, Infirmary Health offers comprehensive obstetric and maternal services to mothers across the Gulf Coast. With online and in person services, we can provide you maternal care where you are at.

What Is Obstetrics?

Obstetrics is the study of pregnancy and the birthing process, and the medical practice related to birthing and postpartum care. Obstetricians are usually specialists in their field and handle pre-natal, birthing post-partum care. They provide comprehensive medical care to women throughout their pregnancy experience.

Pre-natal Care

The pre-natal care your obstetrician will provide includes screenings of your baby in the womb to ensure proper pre-natal development, monitoring pre-natal and the maternal health and ensuring the mother’s health lifestyle ensures pre-natal health. This can involve treating diseases the mother suffers from such as diabetes and heart conditions and helping the mother to cope with pregnancy-related conditions such as morning sickness and pain. An obstetrician will also advise their patients on proper pregnancy routines, the birthing process, and fetal and newborn development. They can also make referrals to parenting resources that you and your spouse can participate in.

Click here to access the online program that provides the tools you need to learn and prepare for the exciting journey to parenthood.

The Birthing Process

After guiding you through the pre-natal process, your obstetrician will also deliver your baby if you desire or refer you to a midwife. Working together with a delivery team, your obstetrician will guide you through delivery and ensure your baby is health and cared for as they are born. Obstetricians usually work with a team of physician’s assistants and nurses to ensure a smooth birth process.

Web Nurseries

North Baldwin Infirmary

Mobile Infirmary

Thomas Hospital

Post-Partum Care

Obstetricians are also responsible for handling new mother’s post-partum care. The purpose of post-partum care is to ensure that the mother and child both remain health and that the mother is supported in providing proper care to her new baby. This can include educational courses for the new mother, lifestyle counseling and regular checkups for the mother and newborn to ensure the newborn is properly developing and the mother is healing from giving birth.

Pregnancy Disorders

Obstetricians also treat complications that can arise from pregnancy. These can include:

  • Ectopic pregnancies
  • Miscarriages
  • Medical conditions of the mother
  • Intrauterine medical conditions
  • Preeclampsia

The Services We Provide

Infirmary Health offers thorough obstetric and maternal health services. Our three maternal health centers at the Mobile Infirmary, Thomas Hospital and North Baldwin Infirmary, as well as our online services allow expecting mothers in the Gulf Coast area to receive comprehensive maternal care. Offering a wide variety of pre-natal, birthing, and post-natal care, we are here to ensure you and your baby have a healthy pregnancy.

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Lactation Support

Mobile Infirmary, Thomas Hospital and North Baldwin Infirmary offer lactation support in the form of classes and counseling on proper breastfeeding from trained nurses and breastfeeding supplies.

Contact the facility’s lactation consultant today for more information. (251) 435-2400.

Newborn Care Education

Our newborn care education classes ensure that expecting mothers have the knowledge they need to care for their newborns well and feel empowered.

Mobile Infirmary offers classes on:

  • Parenting prep
  • Breastfeeding
  • Newborn care
  • Motherhood

Thomas Hospital offers classes on:

  • Parenting prep
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sibling celebration
  • Newborn care
  • Infant safety and emergency response
  • Motherhood

North Baldwin Infirmary offers classes on:

  • Pregnancy health
  • Sibling celebration
  • Newborn care
  • Infant safety

Our online childbirth classes include classes on:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy health
  • Birth
  • Parenting

North Baldwin Infirmary Birth Center Tour

North Baldwin Infirmary Pre-Natal Education

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