Mayo Clinic Health System family medicine professionals in Austin now provide prenatal, delivery and postnatal care. Because of this extension of services, women can now get prenatal care from family medicine and OB-GYN professionals.
The Family Medicine care model differs from Obstetrics and Gynecology in that family medicine professionals are trained to care for male and female patients of all ages, and care for entire families, as they grow and develop. They can provide preconception counseling and prenatal care, and typically deliver their patients’ newborns.
Family medicine and OB-GYNs collaborate to provide expectant mothers with the best care. Family medicine professionals are a great option for low-risk pregnancy care. If something changes during the pregnancy, the family medicine professionals work closely with the Obstetrics and Gynecology team to determine the best plan of care.