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Johns Hopkins Bayview News - Choosing an Obstetrician

Fall 2013

Choosing an Obstetrician

By: Meghan Rossbach
Date: October 7, 2013


Couple meeting with obstetrician

“When you are choosing an obstetrician, you want to find a provider who makes you feel comfortable and best meets your needs,” says Dr. Lawson, medical director of Johns Hopkins Women’s Services.

Dr. Lawson also recommends you consider:

  • Size of practice (small vs. large group of providers)—you will have better access to care with a larger group of providers; however, you may not have the same provider deliver your baby who you see on a regular basis
  • Years of experience
  • Number of deliveries
  • Hospital affiliation
  • Operative procedures offered (forceps or vacuum)

Expecting a child is a journey that is full of changes and surprises. From conception through delivery, Johns Hopkins Bayview’s Department of Obstetrics is with you every step of the way. Our staff provide the following services:

  • Pre-conception counseling
  • Prenatal care
  • General and high-risk obstetrics
  • Childbirth education
  • Maternal-fetal medicine
  • Prenatal diagnostic procedures
  • Multiple gestations
  • Fetal anomaly screening

Obstetrical services are available at three convenient locations: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins at Odenton and Johns Hopkins at White Marsh.

To learn more about Johns Hopkins Bayview’s obstetrical services and to view a virtual tour of our labor and delivery unit, visit hopkinsmedicine.org/jhbmc/obgyn and click on “What to Expect: Having a Baby at Johns Hopkins Bayview.”

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