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Women's Health

Mother and father looking at their babyWomen’s Health Services

Providing Compassionate Health Care for Women of All Ages

Care for women of all ages and at all stages in life. As your body matures, your health needs change. Our goal is to offer a continuum of care to support your transition from young adulthood, to childbirth, to menopause and beyond.

Our services include state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, such as digital mammograms and bone density tests. From general gynecological needs through specific concerns like cancer, lupus, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease, we give you the experienced care you expect and need.

Obstetrics

If you think you are or may become pregnant, be sure you’re giving your baby the best possible start in life. Obstetrics deals with the care of a woman and her baby during pregnancy, childbirth and the period shortly after birth. Most obstetricians also are gynecologists. Gynecologists are concerned with the health of the female reproductive system.

At Good Samaritan, we offer comprehensive care for women who are starting or growing a family. Because a mother’s health is critical to the health of her baby and family, your doctor and our highly trained nursing staff will combine the latest technology and treatments with sensitivity and respect. We understand this is a special time​

Tips For Expectant Moms

  • See your doctor regularly
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Avoid smoking
  • Exercise
Nurse sitting with a patient and her baby

Birthing Center/Labor and Delivery

Welcoming a baby into the family is one of life’s greatest joys. By offering the perfect blend of high quality medical expertise and beautiful labor and birthing suites, we’ll make sure your birth experience is safe, secure and as comfortable as possible.

With a highly trained staff and your choice of skilled physicians, the Good Samaritan Birthing Center offers comprehensive services designed to keep you and your child healthy before, during and after birth.

Our educational programs include:

  • Childbirth classes
  • Infant CPR classes
  • “The New Kid on the Block” new sibling preparation class
  • A wide range of pain relief options
  • Liberal visiting hours
  • Infant Security System
  • Birth Announcements
  • Lactation support
  • Grow Up With Good Samaritan

To download our 2019 OB Education Offerings Schedule, please click here.

Birthing Center Video Tour

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden Infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age. Changing your baby’s sleeping environment can help your baby sleep safely and reduce the risk of SIDS.

To create a safe sleep environment:

  • Always place a baby on his or her back to sleep, for naps and at night, to reduce the risk of SIDS.

  • Use a firm sleep surface, covered by a fitted sheet; a crib, bassinet, portable crib, or play yard that conforms to the safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recommended.

  • Your baby should not sleep in an adult bed, on a couch or on a chair alone, with you, or with anyone else.

  • Keep your baby's sleep area in the same room where you sleep (for the infants first year). Room sharing not bed sharing. Always place the baby in a safety-approved crib, bassinet, or portable crib for sleep.

  • Sitting devices like bouncy seats, swings, infant carriers or strollers should not be used for routine sleep.

  • Keep soft objects such as pillows and blankets, toys and bumpers out of your baby's sleep area.

  • Wedges and positioners should not be used.

  • Do not smoke during pregnancy or allow smoking around your baby.

  • Do not let your baby get too hot during sleep.

  • Breastfeed your baby.

  • Give your baby a dry pacifier that is not attached to a string for naps and at night to reduce the risk of SIDS after breastfeeding is established.

  • Supervised Skin to Skin is recommended to all mothers and infants immediately following birth regardless of feeding or delivery, (as soon as mother is medically stable, awake and able to respond to her newborn) and to continue for at least an hour. Once mother starts to get sleepy, return baby to bassinet

  • Follow health care provider guidance you on your baby's vaccines and regular health checkups.

For additional information and education on safe sleep please visit: cribsforkids.org.

Gynecology

Good Samaritan offers the highest quality of women’s health care in a comfortable setting that provides excellent care and exceptional service.

If you are over the age of 18, an annual exam is recommended. The exam allows a health care provider to assess normal development of reproductive organs and screen for certain health problems. It also provides an opportunity to test heart, lung and breast health, and it offers you a chance to talk with a clinician about any health concerns.

Gynecologic services cover the spectrum routine care to minimally invasive surgeries to gynecologic oncology services. Our physicians provide expertise in all aspects of gynecologic care.

We offer the following procedures at our Same Day Surgery Center. All of these are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning no hospital admittance is required.

  • Tubal Ligation
  • D & C
  • Pelviscopy
  • Uterine Ablation
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Hysteroscopy